(icTV) Treating Multi-Drug Resistant Infections

What do we need to fight MDR infections in our patients? In this icTV video, Matteo Bassetti discusses his thoughts on where we are in regards to treatment of multi-drug resistant infections in critically ill patients. Find out more about MDR in the paper from Intensive Care Medicine (ICM): The intensive care medicine research agenda on multi-drug […]

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WEAN SAFE Study: Join by May 1st

Participate in this large-scale international study on weaning practice Co-PI John Laffey updates us on the WEAN SAFE Study – WorldwidE AssessmeNt of Separation of pAtients From ventilatory assistancE. The study is currently in the patient recruitment phase and has already registered more than 7000 patients from 250 ICUs, but there is still time for other […]

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Impact of real-time TDM on the prescription of antibiotics in burn patients

EJRC Article Review Patients with burn injuries may experience marked pharmacokinetic (PK) changes compared to healthy volunteers and patients admitted without burn injuries. These PK changes are related to both specific pathophysiologic alterations and the frequent use of supportive therapy in burn injury patients. Therefore, achieving adequate antibiotic drug concentrations in burn patients is challenging1. […]

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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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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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