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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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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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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ICMx: The Top Ten Hottest Articles of 2017

Access the Top Ten Hottest Articles of 2017 (OPEN ACCESS) 2017 has been an incredible year for cutting-edge basic and translational research! As we bid adieu to this year and welcome 2018, to ensure you’ve not missed anything, we’ve listed some of the hottest OPEN ACCESS articles to appear in Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx) […]

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Fresh versus older: Has the red blood cell controversy finally been settled?

EJRC Article Review Effect of Red Cell Storage Duration on Mortality in Critically Ill Patients   The standard transfusion laboratory policy of issuing the oldest blood for transfusion first in order to protect available supplies has raised the question of whether this exposes sick patients to potential harm. Despite being stored refrigerated in preservative solutions […]

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