Diaphragm weakness in the ICU: What do we know?

ICM ARTICLE REVIEW Diaphragm weakness is common in intensive care. It is associated with increased mortality and failure to wean from ventilation. Its cause in intensive care is often multi-factorial, due to both disease processes and treatment side effects. Currently there are a number of effective preventative strategies and treatments with potential future treatments under […]

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ICM ~ ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK

RCTs and Guidelines released at LIVES 2017 (FREE ACCESS)   Seven day profile publication ~ Perner et al. Early goal-directed nutrition versus standard of care in adult intensive care patients: the single-centre, randomised, outcome assessor-blinded EAT-ICU trial. icTV interview with author Original ~ Kang et al. Early application of airway pressure release ventilation may reduce the […]

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GRAVITY-VAP TRIAL RESULTS

GRAVITY-VAP TRIAL RESULTS Can the lateral trendelenburg position prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia? In this icTV interview, Gianluigi Li Bassi discusses his recently published RCT “Lateral Trendelenburg versus semirecumbent body position for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia” and Ignacio Martin-Loeches comments on what makes this trial noteworthy.  Results from this trial were presented during the Clinical Trials […]

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