Extracorporeal life support: What do we need?

Meet the expert ~ Alain Combes In this brief icTV interview, Co-Principal Investigator of SUPERNOVA Alain Combes discusses the research agenda for extracorporeal life support and teases the topical paper published in Intensive Care Medicine, which details the data we currently have on ECMO and what researchers need to focus on in terms of future […]

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Intensive care unit-acquired weakness: The next challenge

Meet the expert ~ Derek Angus   In this icTV interview, Derek Angus provides some background on the intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) syndrome and discusses the key questions that still must be answered with future research studies. A paper on the research agenda for ICUAW was recently published in Intensive Care Medicine. Access the […]

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Perioperative intensive care: Care beyond the walls of the ICU?

Meet the expert ~ Rupert Pearse Who better to update us on perioperative intensive care than former Chair of the POIC section, Rupert Pearse? In this icTV interview, he discusses the evolution of perioperative intensive care medicine and highlights a few key points from the paper published in Intensive Care Medicine, which details recent advances […]

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Can levosimendan prevent postoperative low cardiac output syndrome?

(icTV) Commentary on the LICORN Randomised Clinical Trial Jean-Paul Mira shares his thoughts on the LICORN trial which sought to answer the question: Does a prophylactic levosimendan infusion reduce the incidence of postoperative low cardiac output syndrome in patients with impaired left ventricular function who are undergoing isolated or combined coronary artery bypass grafting surgery under […]

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