Search Tag: ESICM 2019

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#LIVES2019: Findings from the TOPMAST Study

2019 04 Oct

In an interesting session at #LIVES2019, Dr. Niels Van Regenmortel from Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium, presented findings from the TOPMAST trial. The TOPMAST study was conducted to determine the effects of sodium content of maintenance fluid therapy on cumulative fluid balance and electrolyte disorders.  Dr. Van Regenmortel started off his... Read more

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#LIVES2019: Vitamin C for Sepsis

2019 04 Oct

Dr. Alpha A. Fowler of Virginia Commonwealth University presented findings from the CITRIS-ALI trial that studied the role of vitamin C in patients with septic ARDS. The findings were presented @ESICM in Berlin and have just been published in JAMA.  The CITRIS-ALI randomised trial addressed the use of high dose intravenous vitamin C to study... Read more

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#LIVES2019: Findings from the NONSEDA Study

2019 01 Oct

Palle Toft of Odense University Hospital presented the findings of the “No sedation compared to sedation with a daily wake-up trial. A prospective randomized multicentre study - The NONSEDA-study” @ESICM in Berlin. The NON-SEDA study is a Scandinavian multicentre study conducted in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden that compared non-sedation with light... Read more

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#LIVES2019: Findings from the DIANA Study

2019 01 Oct

Liesbet De Bus of Ghent University Hospital, Belgium, presented the findings of the DetermInants of Antimicrobial use aNd de-escalAtion (DIANA) study @ESICM #LIVES2019 in Berlin.  Dr. De Bus started off by explaining the concept of de-escalation and how it is all about finding a balance between early adequate antimicrobial therapy on the one... Read more

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#LIVES2019: Are Printed Journals Obsolete?

2019 30 Sep

In an interesting session today @ESICM #LIVES2019 in Berlin, Dr. Adrian Wong, Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia, Royal Surrey County Hospital, UK, presented his views about printed journals and their purpose in the digital age.  Dr. Wong began with a short history of the first scientific journal devoted to science which was... Read more