Improving antibiotic stewardship in pneumonia: Is aggressive viral testing the key?

Improving antibiotic stewardship in pneumonia: Is more aggressive viral testing a key to success? EJRC Article Review   Pneumonia has a substantial impact in the ICU, as a leading reason of acute respiratory failure and for mechanical ventilation. Since appropriate antibiotic use is crucial to limiting morbidity and mortality in pneumonia, intensivists normally prescribe broad-spectrum […]

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Keynote, Abstracts & Hands-on Sessions: Why you should attend LIVES Forum 2018…

Join us in Madrid ~ May 3-5, 2018   This three day conference on Monitoring in Acute Respiratory Failure led by top experts in the field, will utilise differing clinical scenarios to demonstrate the various monitoring options for patients from the acute to the weaning phase of mechanical ventilation.  LIVES Forum Committee member Claude Guérin highlights some […]

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Terminal weaning or immediate extubation: the ARREVE observational study

EJRC Article Review Terminal weaning or immediate extubation for withdrawing mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients (the ARREVE observational study) Worldwide, an increasing number of deaths occur in the intensive care unit (ICU) after a decision to withdraw life support [1, 2]. Relatives of patients who die in the ICU have been reported to experience […]

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ICM ~ Your weekly ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS)   Letter ~ François Stéphan et al. Outcome of unexplained acute respiratory distress syndrome with diffuse alveolar damage after lung transplantation. What’s New in Intensive Care ~ Irene Telias et al. The airway occlusion pressure (P0.1) to monitor respiratory drive during mechanical ventilation: increasing awareness of a not-so-new problem. Letter ~ Gérald Chanques et […]

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Are risk factors and impact of prevention strategies the same for early- and late-onset VAP?

Are risk factors and impact of prevention strategies the same for early- and late-onset VAP? EJRC Article Review   The risk factors and impact of prevention strategies for early-onset (EOP) versus late-onset (LOP) ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are still under debate. Saied and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis of data prospectively entered from 01/1997 to 03/2016 […]

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Do higher versus lower blood pressure targets reduce 28-day mortality in patients in shock?

icTV interview with François Lamontagne   In this icTV interview, François Lamontagne discusses the results of his patient‑data meta‑analysis of recent trials, which aimed to answer the research question: ‘In adult patients who are in shock, do higher versus lower blood pressure targets reduce 28-day mortality overall, or in subgroups defined by chronic hypertension, congestive […]

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