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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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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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Focus on ventilation and airway management in the ICU

EJRC Article Review Focus on ventilation and airway management in the ICU In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), despite technological advances, airway and ventilation management remains a challenge for the intensivist, often resulting in high morbidity and mortality. In recent years, there has been an increase in noninvasive support strategies to avoid intubation, in particular […]

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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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Mechanical ventilation of critically ill children: PEMVECC Recommendations

EJRC Article Review   Patients in paediatrics intensive care units are heterogeneous, resulting in a high variability of practice. As noted in this paper: “Each paediatric critical care practitioner is a maven and savant and knows the only correct way to ventilate a child” (by Christopher Newth). The aim of the Paediatric Mechanical Ventilation Consensus […]

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