Fresh versus older: Has the red blood cell controversy finally been settled?

EJRC Article Review Effect of Red Cell Storage Duration on Mortality in Critically Ill Patients   The standard transfusion laboratory policy of issuing the oldest blood for transfusion first in order to protect available supplies has raised the question of whether this exposes sick patients to potential harm. Despite being stored refrigerated in preservative solutions […]

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Effect of perioperative patient-targeted BP control

EJRC Article Review Effect of Individualised vs. Standard Blood Pressure Management Strategies on Postoperative Organ Dysfunction Among High-Risk Patients Undergoing Major Surgery   Adequate perioperative blood pressure (BP) control is a cornerstone in preventing postoperative organ dysfunction. However, there are no evidence-based data on the effective BP target. The aim of the Intraoperative Norepinephrine to […]

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ICM: THE NEWEST ARTICLES

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS)   Original ~ Claude Guérin et al. A prospective international observational prevalence study on prone positioning of ARDS patients: the APRONET (ARDS Prone Position Network) study. Systematic Review ~ Tomoko Fujii et al. Polymyxin B-immobilised haemoperfusion and mortality in critically ill adult patients with sepsis/septic shock: a systematic review […]

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Extracorporeal life support: What do we need?

Meet the expert ~ Alain Combes In this brief icTV interview, Co-Principal Investigator of SUPERNOVA Alain Combes discusses the research agenda for extracorporeal life support and teases the topical paper published in Intensive Care Medicine, which details the data we currently have on ECMO and what researchers need to focus on in terms of future […]

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ICM Editor In Chief Elect announcement

Giuseppe Citerio named as Editor In Chief Elect of Intensive Care Medicine   (BRUSSELS) ~ Professor Giuseppe Citerio has been named as the Editor in Chief Elect of Intensive Care Medicine (ICM), the official journal of ESICM, focused on publication of clinical research in critical care medicine. The search committee, headed by ESICM President Massimo Antonelli, […]

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Intensive care unit-acquired weakness: The next challenge

Meet the expert ~ Derek Angus   In this icTV interview, Derek Angus provides some background on the intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) syndrome and discusses the key questions that still must be answered with future research studies. A paper on the research agenda for ICUAW was recently published in Intensive Care Medicine. Access the […]

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Perioperative intensive care: Care beyond the walls of the ICU?

Meet the expert ~ Rupert Pearse Who better to update us on perioperative intensive care than former Chair of the POIC section, Rupert Pearse? In this icTV interview, he discusses the evolution of perioperative intensive care medicine and highlights a few key points from the paper published in Intensive Care Medicine, which details recent advances […]

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Focus on ventilation and airway management in the ICU

EJRC Article Review Focus on ventilation and airway management in the ICU In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), despite technological advances, airway and ventilation management remains a challenge for the intensivist, often resulting in high morbidity and mortality. In recent years, there has been an increase in noninvasive support strategies to avoid intubation, in particular […]

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Oxygen Therapy in AMI?

EJRC Article Review A new perspective for Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction   Traditional treatment for patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) includes morphine, oxygen, nitroglycerine and aspirin. According to the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the management of AMI, oxygen is recommended in patients with ST-segment elevation in case of […]

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