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ICM: ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS)   What’s New in Intensive Care ~ Stephen M. Pastores et al. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) in critically ill patients (Part II): Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) 2017. Editorial ~ Carmel Montgomery […]

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(icTV) Airways, invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation

What are the current advances in mechanical ventilation? Where do we go from here? Samir Jaber discusses the article focused on airways, invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation from the special research agenda issue of Intensive Care Medicine (ICM). Read this free access paper in ICM here. Interested in reading the other topical research agenda papers […]

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ARDS: What is the optimal PEEP?

EJRC Article Review Effect of lung recruitment and titrated positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) vs. low PEEP on mortality in patients with ARDS   Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a clinical syndrome with various etiologies that usually occurs between 24 and 48 hours after local injury (pulmonary ARDS) or generalised acute illness (extrapulmonary ARDS). It […]

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NEXT Fellowships

What are NEXT fellowships? In this icTV video, Gennaro De Pascale discusses the free 5-day fellowship programme available for European NEXT members. What’s on offer for 2018? Learn more: Interested in applying for an upcoming fellowship? The new ARDS Management fellowship is accepting applications until November 27th (17:00 CET) Find out more here. […]

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Early APRV: A strategy that reduces mortality and ventilator days?

EJRC Article Review Reducing the duration and harm of mechanical ventilation remains a major focus within intensive care medicine. The two predominant mechanisms of ventilator induced lung injury are volutrauma and atelectrauma [1]. Mortality from ARDS remains elevated despite significant improvements following the ARDSNet and PROSEVA studies [2,3]. Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) has been […]

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Can KDIGO panel guidelines prevent cardiac surgery-associated AKI?

The PrevAKI RCT EJRC Article Review Patient morbidity associated with post-operative AKI following cardiac surgery is significant. Despite this we lack any specific therapy for post-cardiac surgery AKI. The management is limited to preventative and supportive measures, for which the evidence is limited. Novel biomarkers including urinary tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase- 2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like […]

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WEAN SAFE Study – JOIN NOW

Enroll your unit in this large-scale international study on weaning practice WEAN SAFE Study – WorldwidE AssessmeNt of Separation of pAtients From ventilatory assistancE was initiated by the ESICM ARF Section following the highly successful LUNG SAFE study. This study will assess the burden of, management and spectrum of approaches to weaning from ventilation in […]

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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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SPECIAL ISSUE ~ The ICM Research Agenda

ICM RESEARCH AGENDA (FREE ACCESS)   Michael A. Gillies et al. Current research priorities in perioperative intensive care medicine. Alain Combes et al. The ICM research agenda on extracorporeal life support. Hans Flaatten et al. The status of intensive care medicine research and a future agenda for very old patients in the ICU. Pratik P. […]

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