e-LIVES: LIVES 2018 Webcasts NOW online!

LIVES 2018 Webcasts NOW online! All the exclusive scientific content from this year’s 31st annual congress, LIVES 2018, is now available for all our members on our eLIVES platform. Recordings include 8 of the ESICM President’s Ground-Breaking Research Releases; 8 intensive care clinical trials and 8 Hot Topic Sessions – representing 24 of the most […]

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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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Augmented renal clearance: Impact on continuously infused TZP concentrations?

Does augmented renal clearance have a negative impact on continuously infused TZP concentrations? EJRC Article Review Inappropriate antibiotic dosing has been linked to adverse infection outcomes1,2. Augmented renal clearance (ARC, >130mL/min) has been identified as a risk factor for low beta-lactam antibiotic concentrations in ICU patients 5,6. Because beta-lactam antibiotics have time-dependent killing properties, prolonging […]

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Intensive Care Medicine: Access the latest ONLINE FIRST papers

ICM ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) Review ~ Mohamed Abbas et al. Conflicts of interest in infection prevention and control research: no smoke without fire. A narrative review. From the Inside ~ Han Yan and Keegan Guidolin. Her ICU bed. Original ~ Lara Hessels et al. Urinary creatinine excretion is related to short-term and […]

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OBITUARY: Graham Ramsay

OBITUARY: Graham Ramsay We regret to announce the death of Professor Graham Ramsay, who died in hospital on September 7th 2018. He had been in deteriorating health for some years. Graham was President of ESICM from 2002 – 2004. His achievements included creating the PACT programme, and founding the Surviving Sepsis Campaign jointly with SCCM. […]

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Is Trimodulin a safe and beneficial adjuvant therapy for adult patients with sCAP?

Is Trimodulin a safe and beneficial adjuvant therapy for adult patients with sCAP? EJRC Article Review Severe community-acquired pneumonia (sCAP) remains associated with high mortality despite widespread use of supportive care and targeted antibiotic therapy. Evidence suggests that IgM-enriched Immunoglobulin preparations are associated with a decrease in mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock. In […]

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ICM THIS WEEK ~ ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS) Editorial ~ Martin J. Tobin. Conflicts of interest and the patient–doctor covenant. Letter ~ Lama H. Nazer – Critical care research in the World Health Organisation Eastern Mediterranean Region over two decades: where do we stand? Editorial Debate ~ John A. Myburgh. Intracranial pressure thresholds in severe traumatic brain injury: Pro. Editorial Debate ~ Raimund Helbok […]

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