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2018 16 Oct

Shock is an emergency, and if it is not treated, it will mostly be fatal. Early intervention and admission to the ICU is essential. Our cover story considers several aspects of shock, including pathophysiology and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, as well as source control, fluids, differentiation using point-of-care ultrasound and vasoactive medication.... Read more

Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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Telemedicine is the Future

2016 27 Sep

Professor Gernot Marx is Director of the Department of Intensive Care  ‏Medicine and Intermediate Care, University Hospital Aachen, and ‏Professor of Anaesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine at ‏RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. Dr. Marx is a member of ‏the Intensive Care Medicine Scientific Subcommittee of the European ‏Society... Read more

Are Hospital, Patient Characteristics Associated with Fluid Resuscitation Volumes?

2016 07 Jun

The current vague recommendations on continued fluid therapy in sepsis result in differences in fluid therapy, according to a paper that reports on a post hoc analysis of the Scandinavian Starch for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock (6S) trial database. Peter Buhl Hjortrup from the Department of Intensive Care, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark with... Read more

ICU Volume 15 - Issue 4 - 2015

2015 31 Dec

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Fluid Choices in Trauma

2015 31 Dec

This article focuses on the type of fluid available and respective indications in the course of trauma resuscitation according to the situation: haemorrhagic shock, trauma brain injury. In trauma patients, fluid resuscitation aims at preventing a cardiac arrest due to severe hypovolaemia and at achieving a satisfying level of mean arterial pressure... Read more

Fluid Therapy: Buffered Crystalloids No Better Than Saline

2015 08 Oct

Use of a buffered crystalloid for fluid therapy, compared with saline, did not reduce the incidence of acute kidney injury or failure for intensive care unit (ICU) patients, according to new research presented at the 28th annual congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. The findings are also published in JAMA . Although 0.9 percent... Read more

ICU Volume 15 - Issue 1 - 2015

2015 16 Mar

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ESICM 2013: No Difference in Risk of Death in Comparison of Fluid Replacement Therapies

2013 11 Oct

Djillali Annane, M.D., Ph.D., of Raymond Poincare Hospital, Garches, France, and colleagues conducted a study to compare the effects of 2 types of intravenous fluids on survival for critically ill patients in an intensive care unit. Thousands of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) throughout the world are treated every day with intravenous... Read more