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LIVES 2017: Triage score in intensive care the ‘holy grail’

2017 10 Oct

Every day in perioperative care, physicians ask who benefits from intensive care, said Hannah Wunsch, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto and Columbia University, speaking at LIVES 2017, the 30th annual congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, which met in Vienna last month. You might also like: Intensive... Read more

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LIVES 2017: Lack of severe hypoxaemia most common reason not to prone

2017 05 Oct

Despite proven benefits of proning patients with ARDS ( Guérin et al. 2013 ), patients with ARDS are seldom put in prone position. A one-day prevalence study of prone positioning in ARDS patients, organised by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) Acute Respiratory Failure Section, found low rates of proning, similar to those... Read more

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LIVES 2017: The patient is at the centre

2017 05 Oct

“Keeping the patient at the centre of everything we do” was the key message from the U.S. Society of Critical Care Medicine President, Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FCCM, who reinforced the increased focus on patient- and family-centred care in a presentation to the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s 3oth annual congress, which met in... Read more

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LIVES 2017: Do muscle activating measures prevent muscle atrophy?

2017 02 Oct

The effect of protocol-based physiotherapy and additional muscle activating measures on the balance between muscular protein synthesis and degradation and muscle function in intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired weakness was presented at LIVES 2017 by Julius Grunow, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. You might also like : Potential... Read more

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LIVES 2017: Which delirium prediction model should we use?

2017 02 Oct

ICU delirium affects around one-third of ICU patients, leading to short- and long-term impaired outcome as well as increased costs. Better prediction of who is at risk of delirium will lead to increased efficiency, as preventive interventions will focus on those patients at high risk of delirium, suggests Anneliese Wassenaar, Radboud University... Read more

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LIVES 2017: Perioperative management of high-risk patients

2017 27 Sep

The Intraoperative Norepinephrine to Control Arterial Pressure (INPRESS) study – a multicentre, randomised clinical trial – finds that, among patients undergoing abdominal surgery, an individualised blood pressure management strategy during surgery tailored to individual patient physiology may improve postoperative outcomes. The findings published... Read more

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LIVES 2017: Sepsis care in low-income countries

2017 27 Sep

Simplified sepsis protocol did not reduce mortality Among adults with sepsis and hypotension, most of whom were positive for HIV, in a resource-limited setting, a protocol for early resuscitation with administration of intravenous fluids and vasopressors increased in-hospital mortality compared with usual care, according to a randomised clinical... Read more

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LIVES 2017: Did routine admission of elderly patients reduce mortality?

2017 27 Sep

Among critically ill elderly patients in France, a programme to promote systematic intensive care unit (ICU) admission increased ICU use but did not reduce six-month mortality, according to results of the Intensive Care for Elderly-CUB-Réa 2 (ICE-CUB 2) trial published in JAMA to coincide with presentation at the 30th European Society of Intensive... Read more

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LIVES 2017: Lung recruitment and PEEP trial reports results

2017 27 Sep

Results from the Alveolar Recruitment for Acute Respiratory Distress Trial (ART)  randomised trial ("ART"), which compared a strategy using a lung recruitment manoeuvre and titrated positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) with low PEEP, increased 28-day all-cause mortality of patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).... Read more

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ESICM LIVES 2017-30th European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Annual Congress

2017 23 Sep

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