Peripheral oxygenation targets in critically ill children: Pilot Oxy-PICU definitive trial

Feasibility of a definitive trial of peripheral oxygenation targets in critically ill children: pilot Oxy-PICU trial EJRC Article Review Although peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring is universal, the optimum target for ventilated critically ill children is uncertain. Lower SpO2targets at 85-89% is favoured in preterm infants [1]. In adults, reported mean number needed to harm […]

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Filling the evidence gap: Decontamination of Oral/Digestive Tract for ICU Patients

CLINICAL TRIAL RESULTS icTV Interview In this icTV interview, Bastiaan H. Wittekamp (Utrecht, Netherlands) describes the results of his multinational cluster randomised clinical trial on decontamination strategies in ICUs. Results from this trial were presented during the Presidents’ Ground Breaking Research Release Session at LIVES 2018 in Paris and were published in JAMA. Watch the President’s Session at LIVES […]

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How accurate are predictive outcomes for ventilator-associated events?

How accurate are predictive outcomes for ventilator-associated events? Results from the EUVAE study In 2013, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proposed (and in 2015 updated) a new diagnostic algorithm for ventilator-associated events (VAEs) based on more objective criteria and easily measurable clinical features [1,2]. The algorithm divides the causes of respiratory worsening in […]

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THE HOTTEST TRIALS RESULTS IN ICM: Videos & links!

HOT TOPICS SESSION Wednesday October 24th #LIVES2018      With eight scientific trials, presented for the first time, this highly anticipated Hot Topics session is sure to generate some discussion across the field. Papers from several trials in this session will be simultaneously published in major medical journals and results have been embargoed until the session begins… […]

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