e-LIVES: LIVES 2018 Webcasts NOW online!

LIVES 2018 Webcasts NOW online! All the exclusive scientific content from this year’s 31st annual congress, LIVES 2018, is now available for all our members on our eLIVES platform. Recordings include 8 of the ESICM President’s Ground-Breaking Research Releases; 8 intensive care clinical trials and 8 Hot Topic Sessions – representing 24 of the most […]

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Peripheral oxygenation targets in critically ill children: Pilot Oxy-PICU definitive trial

Feasibility of a definitive trial of peripheral oxygenation targets in critically ill children: pilot Oxy-PICU trial EJRC Article Review Although peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring is universal, the optimum target for ventilated critically ill children is uncertain. Lower SpO2targets at 85-89% is favoured in preterm infants [1]. In adults, reported mean number needed to harm […]

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How accurate are predictive outcomes for ventilator-associated events?

How accurate are predictive outcomes for ventilator-associated events? Results from the EUVAE study In 2013, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proposed (and in 2015 updated) a new diagnostic algorithm for ventilator-associated events (VAEs) based on more objective criteria and easily measurable clinical features [1,2]. The algorithm divides the causes of respiratory worsening in […]

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Augmented renal clearance: Impact on continuously infused TZP concentrations?

Does augmented renal clearance have a negative impact on continuously infused TZP concentrations? EJRC Article Review Inappropriate antibiotic dosing has been linked to adverse infection outcomes1,2. Augmented renal clearance (ARC, >130mL/min) has been identified as a risk factor for low beta-lactam antibiotic concentrations in ICU patients 5,6. Because beta-lactam antibiotics have time-dependent killing properties, prolonging […]

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e-LIVES: October Highlights

e-LIVES: October Highlights Special interest sessions @LIVES 2018 This month we feature 6 top sessions which will be on offer at LIVES 2018 in Paris: Changing the paradigm: Personalised antibiotic dosing for the critically ill 22.10.2018 08:00-08:20 Presidents’ Ground Breaking Research Release 22.10.2018 16:00-18:11 ARDS phenotyping: A new era for clinical trials? 23.10.2018 08:00-08:20 Clinical […]

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Ventilator-associated complications in patients with ESBLE infections

Ventilator-associated complications in patients with ESBLE infections EJRC Article Review   Extended-spectrum b-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLE) colonise a growing proportion of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU)[1]. ESBLE colonisation is an established risk factor for subsequent infections [2]. Although guidelines suggest to consider the colonisation status of patients to adjust empirical treatment […]

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Intensive Care Medicine: Access the latest ONLINE FIRST papers

ICM ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) Review ~ Mohamed Abbas et al. Conflicts of interest in infection prevention and control research: no smoke without fire. A narrative review. From the Inside ~ Han Yan and Keegan Guidolin. Her ICU bed. Original ~ Lara Hessels et al. Urinary creatinine excretion is related to short-term and […]

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e-LIVES: September webcast highlights

e-LIVES: September Highlights Top Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Sessions   This month we feature 3 top sessions from LIVES 2017 in Vienna selected by Section Chair Eric Hoste: How will I prevent and treat AKI next year? Oliguria: What is the kidney telling us? An early start for RRT? This EXCLUSIVE CONTENT is available for all […]

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e-LIVES: July/August webcast highlights

e-LIVES: July/August Highlights Top Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition (MEN) Sessions   This month we feature 3 top sessions from LIVES 2017 in Vienna selected by Section Chair Carole Ichai: Personalised nutritional support Chloride: An underestimated foe Hyperlactataemia in sepsis This EXCLUSIVE CONTENT is available for all on our e-LIVES platform for a limited time… Watch these webcasts now!   […]

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