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ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Prevention and Treatment of VAP: Cochrane Reviews

2016 08 Nov

Two recent Cochrane reviews have evaluated the evidence on oral hygiene care to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (CAP) and antibiotics to treat it. Recommendations can be made on oral hygiene, but insufficient evidence exists for antibiotics.  See Also: Seven Days Antibiotics OK for HAP/ VAP, New GuidelinesOral HygieneIn the review by Hua and... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?

2016 27 Sep

Recently a number of new antibiotics or combinations for complicated ‏intra-abdominal infections have been introduced. Here we ‏review the currently available data of these new drugs and discuss ‏how they can be used in critically ill patients with complicated intraabdominal ‏infections.   Complicated intra-abdominal infections ‏(cIAI) remain one of... Read more

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Procalcitonin Testing Associated with Lower Costs, Length of Stay

2016 05 Sep

Procalcitonin (PCT) is increasingly used in health services to diagnose and manage sepsis, and is authorised for use for this purpose in the United States. A recently published study found that patients who had 1-2 PCT evaluations on their first day of admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) had a significantly lower hospital and ICU length of stay,... Read more

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Seven Days Antibiotics OK for HAP/ VAP, New Guidelines

2016 19 Jul

New clinical practice guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and American Thoracic Society (ATS)  advise shorter antibiotics courses for hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) - seven or fewer days of antibiotics, in a change from previous recommendations.The guidelines recommend that... Read more

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ECCMID 2017

2016 11 May

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19th Asia Pacific Conference on Critical Care Medicine 2016-APCCCM 2016

2016 09 May

Welcome to 19th APCCCM 2016. The APCCCM will combine with the 2nd Joint Meeting of JSICM & TSCCM together with the 7th Critical Care Conference in Thailand and the TSCCM Annual Meeting 2016, together and stronger. With our experiences in organizing the Critical Care Conferences in Thailand in the past years, we chose Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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Rapid Susceptibility Test for Staph Developed

2016 02 Feb

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at UC San Diego have developed a test to find out if bacteria are susceptible to antibiotics, with results available in just a few hours. They hope that this advance could slow the appearance of drug resistance and allow appropriate treatment for patients with life threatening bacterial infections to be identified... Read more


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