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Prevention & Control of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria in ICUs

A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis EJRC Article Review Both the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (2,3), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (6) and multiple other organisations (4,5) have published guidelines for the management of the increasing public health concern that is Multi-drug resistant Organisms. This is a meta-analysis into the effectiveness […]

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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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Biomarkers: A viable tool in fighting Invasive Candida infections?

EJRC Article Review Invasive Candida infections are leading causes of mortality among critically ill patients. The diagnosis of such diseases is challenging and a delayed start of the appropriate antifungal therapy was associated with a poor prognosis. Accordingly, early empirical antifungal treatment is warranted on the basis of suspected diagnosis. Observational studies have suggested that […]

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