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Microbiome in Critical Illness

M ultiple factors can bring the microbiome out of balance in critically ill patients in the intensive care unit. These include antibiotic use, mechanical ventilation, changes in diet and inflammatory responses. The dysbiosis of the microbiome can alter immunological responses and could potentiall

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Microbiome in Sepsis and COVID-19

Bacteria play a fundamental role in human life. Given the many roles of gut microbiota in critical illness and other pathological conditions, it is important to target therapeutical interventions to restore, preserve and enrich its composition. Introduction Bacteria play, for bet

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The Intestinal Microbiome in Critical Illness

Critical illness alters the intestinal microbiome, resulting in a loss of microbial diversity and induction of a pathobiome. Manipulating the intestinal microbiome offers a potential treatment approach in ICU patients. T he intestinal microbiome is comprised of diverse, robust micr

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Microbiome and Pneumonia in Children

A significant research gap exists in the field of the lung microbiome and pneumonia development in paediatric population. Its study may improve nosocomial pneumonia prevention and help to achieve zero pneumonia rates. M ost frequent hospital acquired infections (HAI) in Paediatric I

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Clostridioides difficile Infection: Complication of Intestinal Microbiome Alteration

Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)   infection is a potentially serious complication in critical patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It generally occurs because of an alteration of the intestinal microbiota due to antibiotic exposure that must be timely identified

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The Role of the Microbiome and Nutritional Therapy in Critical COVID-19

Dysbiosis has been closely related to inflammation and severe-to-critical COVID-19, a reason why nutritional therapy could be important in the prevention and management of critical disease. Introduction Infection by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV

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Safer Intubation Practices in Critically Ill Patients

What We Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic That Should Not Be Forgotten An overview of the available evidence on safe intubation practices in critically ill patients in light of new discoveries due to the coronavirus pandemic. Introduction Orotracheal intubation is a life-sa

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Methylene Blue for Vasoplegic Syndrome Post Cardiac Surgery

Post-operative cardiac surgical patients are encountered commonly in the intensive care unit. Methylene blue might be a useful treatment for patients with vasopressor-refractory vasoplegia but high quality evidence is lacking. C ardiac surgery is one of the most frequently performed major

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Microbiome in Critical Illness Digital Conference

Join our panellists on October 12 at 16:00 CET as they discuss the role of microbiome in critical illness, possible complications and potential microbiome treatment strategies and approaches. Register here !  Moderator JEAN-LOUIS VINCENT Editor-in-Chief ICU Management &

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Mitigating the Risk of Harm During the Transition From Controlled to Assisted Mechanical Ventilation

Monitoring the strength of the patient´s breathing effort, titrating the sedation, and selecting the correct mode of ventilation is vital when transitioning from controlled to assisted ventilation. Assessing The Transition From Fully Controlled to Assisted Ventilation One of the ke

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