The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle: 2018 update

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle: 2018 update INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has released a new updated Hour-1 Bundle to reflect the latest evidence from the International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2016. In this revision of the SSC bundles, the 3-hour and 6-hour bundles have been combined into a single “Hour-1 Bundle” […]

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ICM: The newest articles

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) Image ~ Sundar Krishnan et al. Unilateral pulmonary venous occlusion caused by a localised pericardial clot.  Letter ~ Ayesha Sajjad et al. Psychopathology prior to critical illness and the risk of delirium onset during intensive care unit stay.  Review ~ Anders Aneman et al. Advances in critical care management of […]

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World Hand Hygiene Day

Join the Clean Hands Challenge World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th! To support this year’s slogan “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in healthcare”, ESICM is encouraging members,  colleagues and followers from around the world to participate in the Clean Hands Challenge. The Clean Hands Challenge is a global challenge focused on educating all healthcare workers about hand hygiene […]

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WHO: SAVE LIVES – How to Prevent Sepsis

It’s in your hands – Prevent Sepsis in Healthcare As part of its “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is working to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals about the prevention of healthcare-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC). They have provided a number of key resources for practitioners […]

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ICM ~ Your weekly ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS)   Understanding the Disease ~ Takeshi Yoshida et al. Understanding spontaneous vs. ventilator breaths: Impact and monitoring. From the Inside ~ Thomas Bein. Successful repair of aortic dissection, but no more playing with the grandsons. Letter ~ Maja K. von Cube et al. Relative risk and population-attributable fraction of ICU death caused by susceptible […]

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Event: Sepsis – The most preventable cause of death and disability in Europe – A call to EU Action

Event: Sepsis – The most preventable cause of death and disability in Europe – A call to EU Action On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, the Global Sepsis Alliance, jointly with EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will host the event ‘Sepsis – The Most Preventable Cause of Death and Disability in Europe […]

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Are SOFA, SIRS, PELOD-2, and qSOFA accurate outcome predictors in children?

EJRC Article Review   Paediatric sepsis definitions are based upon expert consensus from the International Paediatric Sepsis Consensus Conference [1]. The adult Sepsis-3 update on definitions has changed how patients with sepsis are identified, thus impacting on the research and quality indicators associated with its management [2]. Schlapbach et al. compared the performance of SIRS, […]

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Reviving glucocorticoids to treat Sepsis?

Reviving glucocorticoids to treat Sepsis? EJRC Article Review   Certainly, one of the greatest calamities of the modern world is Sepsis, which, despite the great advances in medicine, still doesn’t have a specific pharmacological treatment. This could be explained by the nature of Sepsis, as a very complex pathological entity, capable of affecting multiple organs, […]

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