e-LIVES: April webcast highlights

e-LIVES: April Highlights 2 Top Ethics (ETH) sessions   This month we feature 2 top sessions from LIVES 2017 in Vienna selected by ETH Section Chair Rik Gerritsen: How to make ICU more humane Research in Ethics This EXCLUSIVE CONTENT is available for all on our e-LIVES platform for a limited time… Watch these webcasts now!       […]

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In Memoriam: Dr Theodor Kolobow

In Memoriam: Dr Theodor Kolobow 1931 ~ 2018 Medical pioneer and inventor Dr Theodor Kolobow died peacefully at age 87 on March, 24, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Born in Estonia during WWII, Dr Kolobow resided in a refugee camp in Germany before arriving in the United States in 1949.  In 1962, after completing a residency in […]

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ICM ~ Your weekly ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS)   Understanding the Disease ~ Takeshi Yoshida et al. Understanding spontaneous vs. ventilator breaths: Impact and monitoring. From the Inside ~ Thomas Bein. Successful repair of aortic dissection, but no more playing with the grandsons. Letter ~ Maja K. von Cube et al. Relative risk and population-attributable fraction of ICU death caused by susceptible […]

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ESICM LAUNCHES DIVERSITY TASK FORCE

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine to promote equality with Diversity Task Force Press Release/Statement BRUSSELS ~ (29 March 2018) Globally, intensive care medicine is a multidisciplinary specialty led by women and men of various races, and ethnicities, with differing cultural backgrounds and beliefs, and practised in a wide spectrum of healthcare settings – from […]

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What is the real impact of no sedation during mechanical ventilation?

What is the real impact of no sedation during mechanical ventilation? EJRC ARTICLE REVIEW   For many years, standard therapy for patients undergoing mechanical ventilation included sedation. It was seen as a way to ease patients and help them to accept the procedure. In the last decade, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have shown that utilising […]

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Event: Sepsis – The most preventable cause of death and disability in Europe – A call to EU Action

Event: Sepsis – The most preventable cause of death and disability in Europe – A call to EU Action On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, the Global Sepsis Alliance, jointly with EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will host the event ‘Sepsis – The Most Preventable Cause of Death and Disability in Europe […]

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ARF Monitoring: Get hands-on training with top experts…

Join us at LIVES Forum 2018 Madrid, May 3-5, 2018 This novel three day conference will blend keynote lectures and interactive sessions with hands-on workshops focused on mastering important techniques in Monitoring in Acute Respiratory Failure. Led by top experts in the field, LIVES Forum 2018 will utilise differing clinical scenarios to demonstrate the various monitoring options for […]

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Are SOFA, SIRS, PELOD-2, and qSOFA accurate outcome predictors in children?

EJRC Article Review   Paediatric sepsis definitions are based upon expert consensus from the International Paediatric Sepsis Consensus Conference [1]. The adult Sepsis-3 update on definitions has changed how patients with sepsis are identified, thus impacting on the research and quality indicators associated with its management [2]. Schlapbach et al. compared the performance of SIRS, […]

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