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Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

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The AKIpredictor: An Online Calculator to Predict Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury (AKI), a rapid decline in renal function, is highly prevalent in critically ill patients, and is associated with an increased risk of short- and long-term complications that extend beyond the acute phase (Pickkers et al. 2017). AKI is defined and classified by an increase in seru

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Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2016 Guidelines Released

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) (survivingsepsis.org), has released its 2016 guidelines for the management of sepsis and septic shock. The document, published simultaneously in Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, is an update to the 2012 SSC guidelines. The recommendations in the

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Precision Medicine in Sepsis

Multiple failed clinical trials testing immunomodulatory therapies for sepsis argue for a new approach. While precision medicine has been successfully implemented in other fields, testing it in sepsis poses challenges, which this review will discuss, along with potential implementation strategies.Se

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Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!

  Multidrug resistance (MDR) is increasing worldwide and has been acknowledged as one of the major threats to healthcare by the World Economic Forum and the World Health Organization (World Health Organization 2014). Intensive care unit (ICU) patients seem to be particularly susceptible for acq

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Improving Healthcare: The Role of the Human Factors Specialist

What is human factors? How would you explain to a hospital director why they should hire human factors specialists?   Human Factors (HF) is the study of how people interact physically and psychologically with their environment—this includes the products, tools, procedures and processes they int

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Professorial Clinical Units

Advancing Research in the Intensive Care Unit via the Integration of a Nursing ProfessorAdvances in healthcare and management strategies for the critically ill patient continue to evolve at a rate that can become challenging for individual clinicians to keep abreast. It is crucial that medical, nurs

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Agenda

April 20176-8ESICM EuroasiaHong Kong, China20-24SG-ANZICS Intensive Care Medicine Forum SingaporeMay 20174-7EuroELSO 2017, Maastricht, the Netherlands10-12Smart Meeting Anesthesia Resuscitation Intensive CareMilan, Italy11-132nd Annual Dubai International Conference on Infectious Diseases 

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Embracing Safety as a Science: We Need to Tell New Stories

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, is Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality and Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Dr. Pronovost is a leading authority on

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elisa 800 VIT – Bedside VALI and VILI Detection

Mechanical ventilation has become the established standard therapy for acute respiratory failure in modern intensive-care medicine. Although intensive-care ventilation frequently represents the only option to ensure sufficient pulmonary gas exchange and adequate tissue oxygenation, ventilation ther

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