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Timing of Antibiotic Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit

2021 19 Oct

Severe infections are common among patients in the ICU. According to findings from the Extended Study on Prevalence of Infection in Intensive Care III (EPIC III), 54% of the study patients had at least one suspected or proven infection on the study day, and 24% of these patients had more than one suspected or proven infection.   These infections... Read more

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Visitor Restriction Policy and Delay in End-of-Life Decisions

2021 12 Oct

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have implemented policies that limit family presence.   In a recent analysis, researchers aimed to determine whether a restrictive visitor policy inadvertently lengthened the decision-making process for dying inpatients without COVID-19.   The primary outcome of the study was ICU length of stay. Secondary... Read more

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ResusNL 2022 – Breathe

2022 08 Mar

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Blood Diseases in the ICU : Advance Training 2022

2022 03 Jan

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Microbiome in Critical Illness

2021 30 Sep

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 potentially have an impact on patient outcomes. There... Read more

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The Intestinal Microbiome in Critical Illness

2021 30 Sep

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 microbial communities within the intestine, modified by... Read more

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Microbiome and Probiotics: Do They Really Work?

2021 30 Sep

The microbiota is recognised as one of the most important factors that can worsen the clinical conditions of patients who are already very frail in the intensive care unit. It also plays a crucial role in the prevention of ICU associated complications. It’s important to ensure the best functioning of the intestinal immune system. T... Read more

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Microbiome in Critical Illness Digital Conference

2021 30 Sep

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 & Practice Professor Department of Intensive Care Erasme Hospital... Read more

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Management of Acute Arrhythmias in Patients With Cardiac Dysfunction - Update of ESC Guidelines

2021 30 Sep

In 2020, the ultra-short acting beta-blocker landiolol was first included in the ESC guidelines with a class I recommendation. The recommendations were based on study results demonstrating the rapid response, efficacy, and safety of this drug. At a recent symposium, during 2021 Heart Failure World Congress, cardiologists were invited to present... Read more

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

2021 30 Sep

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 key issues with mechanical ventilation is the transition... Read more