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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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What’s LIVES FORUM?

Monitoring in Acute Respiratory Failure Madrid, Spain ~ May 3-5, 2018 This topical conference will explore the different monitoring options available to patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in different clinical scenarios, from the acute to the weaning phase. In this icTV video, LIVES Forum Committee member Laurent Brochard discusses the inception of this unique conference and […]

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(icTV) FUTURE CLINICAL TRIALS: Start with well designed animal studies…

ICM Experimental Update In this icTV interview, Mervyn Singer, Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx) updates us on the journal, now in its fourth year. In light of the current trend of neutral clinical trial results, he also discusses the importance of researchers refocusing on designing foundational animal studies, which can be translated into […]

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Mechanical ventilation of critically ill children: PEMVECC Recommendations

EJRC Article Review   Patients in paediatrics intensive care units are heterogeneous, resulting in a high variability of practice. As noted in this paper: “Each paediatric critical care practitioner is a maven and savant and knows the only correct way to ventilate a child” (by Christopher Newth). The aim of the Paediatric Mechanical Ventilation Consensus […]

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Science has no borders.

EuroAsia 2018 Hong Kong April 12-14, 2018 This 2nd annual conference brings the best international intensive care topics and experts together in Asia for an innovative scientific programme that builds on the success of the first… Featuring a top international faculty & more interactive case-based sessions on the hottest topics in ICM! Watch this short […]

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Want to reduce reintubation rates?

Reconnect to Mechanical Ventilation for 1h after a successful spontaneous breathing trial EJRC Article Review Post-extubation respiratory failure causes between 5-30% of patients to require reintubation, which is associated with increased mortality. Spontaneous breathing trials aim to evaluate when a patient is ready for extubation and involves a trial of T-tube, low level pressure support […]

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e-LIVES: LIVES 2017 Webcasts NOW online!

The 30th edition of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s annual congress, LIVES 2017 in Vienna delivered exceptional scientific content and educational excellence, with a record number of expert international faculty members and results from 22 RCTs presented! Today, we are happy to announce that THIS EXCLUSIVE CONTENT is available for all our members* […]

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ICM ~ ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK

RCTs and Guidelines released at LIVES 2017 (FREE ACCESS)   Seven day profile publication ~ Perner et al. Early goal-directed nutrition versus standard of care in adult intensive care patients: the single-centre, randomised, outcome assessor-blinded EAT-ICU trial. icTV interview with author Original ~ Kang et al. Early application of airway pressure release ventilation may reduce the […]

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