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e-ISICEM 2020

2020 15 Sep

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Adaptive Strategies for Intensive Care During the Spread of COVID-19: The Brussels Experience

2020 19 May

Structured interventions and bottom-up initiatives at a tertiary Intensive Care Unit in Brussels, Belgium . Introduction Optimisation of medical response to no-notice events has been an important focus of research in the field of disaster medicine (Debacker et al. 2016). However, evidence-driven development of medical response... Read more

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The Calm Before the Storm

2020 19 May

Preparing intensive care capacity for the COVID-19 pandemic at a tertiary hospital in South Africa. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-Cov-2) has wrought havoc on hospitals throughout the world. As of 25th April 2020, the burden of disease in South Africa remains... Read more

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ESICM LIVES Physiology 2020

2020 06 Feb

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Infographic

2019 26 Sep

An overview of nutrition management in the ICU Read more

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Upcoming Events/Congresses/Courses

2019 26 Sep

OCTOBER 10-12 8th Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference Baltimore, USA 12-16 EUSEM 2019: 13th European Emergency Medicine Congress Prague, Czech Republic 14-18 World Congress of Intensive Care 2019 Melbourne, Australia 15-16 ESA Focus Meeting on Perioperative Medicine 2019: Mother and child Rome, Italy... Read more

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The Expanding Boundaries of ICU Nutrition

2019 26 Sep

This symposium explores the different aspects of nutrition in the ICU and how nutritional requirements of the critically ill patient are met effectively. There is an overview of nutritional monitoring practices and how we could improve them for better nutritional delivery. There is also an overview of the DIVINE study which investigates the use of different... Read more

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DIVINE Nutritional Management in ICU

2019 26 Sep

The following is an overview of the DIVINE trial (Dietary Management of Glucose Variabilty in the ICU) as well as a quick summary of the role of glucose control and outcomes in critically ill patients. The DIVINE study was funded by Nestlé. Clinical studies show that goal nutrition may not result in the best outcomes. Available data suggest that... Read more

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What Did We Learn From Nutritional Monitoring?

2019 26 Sep

Monitoring nutrition in the ICU is significantly different from monitoring other activities. For example, if we look at haemodynamics, it is pretty easy. We can monitor blood pressure, cardiac output etc. We can deliver a drug and look at its effect to see if it works or not, and, if it doesn’t, we can simply change the drug. These are simple activities... Read more