Reducing CRBSIs in ICUs: What’s the best strategy?

Reducing CRBSIs in ICUs: What’s the best strategy? EJRC Article Review   Background Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and additional healthcare costs. Addressing modifiable factors including infection prevention and control (IPC) practices is a cost effective means of reducing the incidence of HAIs. The Prevention of Hospital Infections by Intervention and […]

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ICM THIS WEEK ~ ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS) Letter ~ Béatrice La Combe et al. Decreased susceptibility to chlorhexidine affects a quarter of Escherichia coli isolates responsible for pneumonia in ICU patients. Letter ~ Fabio Silvio Taccone et al.  Estimated cerebral perfusion pressure among post-cardiac arrest survivors. Letter ~ François Vincent et al. Palliative cares and the intensivist: not confined to the […]

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Improving antibiotic stewardship in pneumonia: Is aggressive viral testing the key?

Improving antibiotic stewardship in pneumonia: Is more aggressive viral testing a key to success? EJRC Article Review   Pneumonia has a substantial impact in the ICU, as a leading reason of acute respiratory failure and for mechanical ventilation. Since appropriate antibiotic use is crucial to limiting morbidity and mortality in pneumonia, intensivists normally prescribe broad-spectrum […]

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Terminal weaning or immediate extubation: the ARREVE observational study

EJRC Article Review Terminal weaning or immediate extubation for withdrawing mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients (the ARREVE observational study) Worldwide, an increasing number of deaths occur in the intensive care unit (ICU) after a decision to withdraw life support [1, 2]. Relatives of patients who die in the ICU have been reported to experience […]

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ICM ~ Your weekly ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS)   Letter ~ François Stéphan et al. Outcome of unexplained acute respiratory distress syndrome with diffuse alveolar damage after lung transplantation. What’s New in Intensive Care ~ Irene Telias et al. The airway occlusion pressure (P0.1) to monitor respiratory drive during mechanical ventilation: increasing awareness of a not-so-new problem. Letter ~ Gérald Chanques et […]

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Are risk factors and impact of prevention strategies the same for early- and late-onset VAP?

Are risk factors and impact of prevention strategies the same for early- and late-onset VAP? EJRC Article Review   The risk factors and impact of prevention strategies for early-onset (EOP) versus late-onset (LOP) ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are still under debate. Saied and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis of data prospectively entered from 01/1997 to 03/2016 […]

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ICM ~ New ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK   Conference Reports and Expert Panel ~ Jan J. De Waele et al. Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic stewardship programmes in the ICU: insistence and persistence in the fight against resistance. A position statement from ESICM/ESCMID/WAAAR round table on multi-drug resistance. Letter ~ James Downar et al. […]

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Identifying community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)

Is the clinical significance of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) visualised on CT scans only the same as of CAP visualised on chest x-rays? EJRC Article Review   The clinical significance of radiological signs of pneumonia visualised only on CT imaging is largely unknown, which creates uncertainty about the appropriate management: Should the management approach be according […]

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ICM ~ Ten Best Recent Articles

FREE ACCESS Yongfang Zhou et al. Early application of airway pressure release ventilation may reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome. It was important to apply the physiology theoretical knowledge of APRV and the findings of recent experiment researches to standardise the APRV settings. The early use of the updated APRV methodology […]

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