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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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

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS)   What’s New in Intensive Care ~ Pierre Singer et al. What’s new in trace elements? Editorial ~ Anders Perner et al. Focus on fluid therapy. Editorial (Debate) ~ Alain Combes et al. Do we need randomised clinical trials in extracorporeal respiratory support? Yes. Editorial (Debate) ~ Luciano Gattinoni and […]

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Diaphragm weakness in the ICU: What do we know?

ICM ARTICLE REVIEW Diaphragm weakness is common in intensive care. It is associated with increased mortality and failure to wean from ventilation. Its cause in intensive care is often multi-factorial, due to both disease processes and treatment side effects. Currently there are a number of effective preventative strategies and treatments with potential future treatments under […]

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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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Terminal weaning vs immediate extubation

(icTV) Commentary on the ARREVE Observational Study In this icTV interview, Randall J. Curtis discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the ARREVE study, which was the first to compare terminal weaning or immediate extubation for withdrawing mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients. What impact will the study results have on extubation strategies in the future? Curtis […]

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