Sleep: How crucial is it in the ICU?

Sleep: How crucial is it in the ICU? EJRC ARTICLE REVIEW   Sleeping is one of the most pleasant and essential activities that human do. However, when a patient is admitted to the hospital, and more importantly, to the ICU, sleeping falls to the bottom of the “priorities list” due to the acuity and severity […]

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Can cell surface markers predict risk of secondary infection?

The INFECT Study: Cell surface signatures of immune dysfunction risk stratify critically ill patients EJRC Article Review   Background In critically ill patients, immune activation is often accompanied by a state of immune depression. The persistence of this is associated with a complicated intensive care unit (ICU) course, including the development of nosocomial infections1. Objective […]

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TRAIN Study Update: Join this International RCT

Participate in this International RCT on transfusion strategies in acute brain injured patients We caught up with TRAIN Principal Investigator Fabio Taccone in Brussels and he updated us on the progress of this exciting Trials Group Study. A prior winner of the NEXT Start-up Grant, this project is the largest study to examine the impact of […]

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WEAN SAFE Study: Join by May 1st

Participate in this large-scale international study on weaning practice Co-PI John Laffey updates us on the WEAN SAFE Study – WorldwidE AssessmeNt of Separation of pAtients From ventilatory assistancE. The study is currently in the patient recruitment phase and has already registered more than 7000 patients from 250 ICUs, but there is still time for other […]

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