SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

WHO’s global annual call to action for healthcare workers 5 May 2018: It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in healthcare   Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide. While it often occurs prior to a patient’s access to the health facility, sepsis can also result from care provided […]

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PCT-guided antibiotic therapy in ICU patients

Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy in intensive care unit patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis EJRC Article Review   Procalcitonin (PCT) is an acute-phase protein that has been extensively studied as a specific marker of bacterial infection. Its main proposed value is reduced use of antibiotics. PCT measurement has been recommended in the most recent edition of […]

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ICM: ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) Conference Reports and Expert Panel  ~ Can Ince et al. Second consensus on the assessment of sublingual microcirculation in critically ill patients: results from a task force of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Letter ~ Boun Kim Tan et al. A hospital-wide intervention replacing ceftriaxone with cefotaxime to reduce rate […]

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ICM THIS WEEK ~ ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS) Letter ~ Béatrice La Combe et al. Decreased susceptibility to chlorhexidine affects a quarter of Escherichia coli isolates responsible for pneumonia in ICU patients. Letter ~ Fabio Silvio Taccone et al.  Estimated cerebral perfusion pressure among post-cardiac arrest survivors. Letter ~ François Vincent et al. Palliative cares and the intensivist: not confined to the […]

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ICM ~ Your weekly ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST (FREE ACCESS)   Letter ~ François Stéphan et al. Outcome of unexplained acute respiratory distress syndrome with diffuse alveolar damage after lung transplantation. What’s New in Intensive Care ~ Irene Telias et al. The airway occlusion pressure (P0.1) to monitor respiratory drive during mechanical ventilation: increasing awareness of a not-so-new problem. Letter ~ Gérald Chanques et […]

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Do higher versus lower blood pressure targets reduce 28-day mortality in patients in shock?

icTV interview with François Lamontagne   In this icTV interview, François Lamontagne discusses the results of his patient‑data meta‑analysis of recent trials, which aimed to answer the research question: ‘In adult patients who are in shock, do higher versus lower blood pressure targets reduce 28-day mortality overall, or in subgroups defined by chronic hypertension, congestive […]

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ICM ~ New ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK   Conference Reports and Expert Panel ~ Jan J. De Waele et al. Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic stewardship programmes in the ICU: insistence and persistence in the fight against resistance. A position statement from ESICM/ESCMID/WAAAR round table on multi-drug resistance. Letter ~ James Downar et al. […]

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ICM ~ Ten Best Recent Articles

FREE ACCESS Yongfang Zhou et al. Early application of airway pressure release ventilation may reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome. It was important to apply the physiology theoretical knowledge of APRV and the findings of recent experiment researches to standardise the APRV settings. The early use of the updated APRV methodology […]

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