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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In Memoriam: Dr Theodor Kolobow

In Memoriam: Dr Theodor Kolobow 1931 ~ 2018 Medical pioneer and inventor Dr Theodor Kolobow died peacefully at age 87 on March, 24, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Born in Estonia during WWII, Dr Kolobow resided in a refugee camp in Germany before arriving in the United States in 1949.  In 1962, after completing a residency in […]

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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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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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Hot off of the Presses: Access ONLINE FIRST articles from ICM

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS)   Imaging in Intensive Care Medicine ~ Paul Gabarre et al. An acute dyspnea. Letter ~ Laëtitia Bodet-Contentin et al. Eye-tracking and speech-generating technology to improve communication with intubated intensive care unit patients: initial experience. Imaging in Intensive Care Medicine ~ Tobias Gonzenbach et al. Accidental placement of a […]

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ICM: THE NEWEST ARTICLES

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) From the Inside ~ Erwin J. O. Kompanje. Burnout, boreout and compassion fatigue on the ICU: it is not about work stress, but about lack of existential significance and professional performance. Conference Reports and Expert Panel  ~ Darryl Abrams et al. Position paper for the organisation of ECMO programs for cardiac failure in adults. […]

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My ICU patient with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure is immunocompromised

My ICU patient with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure is immunocompromised: Results from the EFRAIM study EJRC Article Review   Over the past decades, the number of immunosuppressed patients admitted to ICUs has increased. This may be the consequence of increased use of chemotherapy, bone marrow and solid organ transplantation, as well as the increased life […]

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PCT-guided antibiotic therapy in ICU patients

Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy in intensive care unit patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis EJRC Article Review   Procalcitonin (PCT) is an acute-phase protein that has been extensively studied as a specific marker of bacterial infection. Its main proposed value is reduced use of antibiotics. PCT measurement has been recommended in the most recent edition of […]

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ICM: ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) Conference Reports and Expert Panel  ~ Can Ince et al. Second consensus on the assessment of sublingual microcirculation in critically ill patients: results from a task force of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Letter ~ Boun Kim Tan et al. A hospital-wide intervention replacing ceftriaxone with cefotaxime to reduce rate […]

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