Effect of perioperative patient-targeted BP control

EJRC Article Review Effect of Individualised vs. Standard Blood Pressure Management Strategies on Postoperative Organ Dysfunction Among High-Risk Patients Undergoing Major Surgery   Adequate perioperative blood pressure (BP) control is a cornerstone in preventing postoperative organ dysfunction. However, there are no evidence-based data on the effective BP target. The aim of the Intraoperative Norepinephrine to […]

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ICM: THE NEWEST ARTICLES

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS)   Original ~ Claude Guérin et al. A prospective international observational prevalence study on prone positioning of ARDS patients: the APRONET (ARDS Prone Position Network) study. Systematic Review ~ Tomoko Fujii et al. Polymyxin B-immobilised haemoperfusion and mortality in critically ill adult patients with sepsis/septic shock: a systematic review […]

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Intensive care unit-acquired weakness: The next challenge

Meet the expert ~ Derek Angus   In this icTV interview, Derek Angus provides some background on the intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) syndrome and discusses the key questions that still must be answered with future research studies. A paper on the research agenda for ICUAW was recently published in Intensive Care Medicine. Access the […]

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Oxygen Therapy in AMI?

EJRC Article Review A new perspective for Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction   Traditional treatment for patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) includes morphine, oxygen, nitroglycerine and aspirin. According to the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the management of AMI, oxygen is recommended in patients with ST-segment elevation in case of […]

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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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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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Sepsis: Effect of a multifaceted educational intervention for anti-infectious measures on mortality

icTV interview with author Frank Bloos   In this icTV interview, Frank Bloos discusses the results of his prospective cluster-randomised trial MEDUSA – Medical Education for Sepsis Source Control and Antibiotics, which aimed to confirm that shortening the time to initiation of AT improves patient survival and evaluated the potential benefit of a multifaceted educational […]

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Can education improve Sepsis source control & antimicrobial therapy?

EJRC Article Review   In severe sepsis and septic shock, timing and appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy (AT) and source control have been associated with good outcome in many retrospective studies. Thus, guidelines recommend providing antibiotics in the first hour and source control in 6 to 12 hours despite the lack of randomised trials confirming this association. […]

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