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Optimal Approach to Fluid Resuscitation for Patients in Shock

2020 03 Feb

Initial fluid resuscitation practices for patients with haemodynamic shock remain controversial. There is significant variability in these practices, and the impact of this is still poorly understood. Overall, non-patient-centred resuscitation practices, conflicting treatments, variability, and failure to meet targets for initial resuscitation are... Read more

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VITAMINS Trial: No Significant Benefit of Vitamin C Cocktail

2020 22 Jan

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that causes nearly one-third to half of all hospital deaths. It is also responsible for more than 5 million deaths worldwide each year. Patients with septic shock are an important subgroup of sepsis. These patients have circulatory and metabolic abnormalities that further increase their mortality risk. New treatments... Read more

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Top ICU Stories of 2019

2019 28 Dec

As we move into 2020, here's a quick recap of our most clicked stories in ICU in 2019:  Using Biomarkers for Mortality Prediction in Patients With Sepsis A new study evaluated the prognostic value of six biomarkers at onset of sepsis in adult patients with sepsis or septic shock. Risk Factors for Frailty and Death in the ICU... Read more

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Hydrocortisone Versus Placebo in Patients with Septic Shock

2019 01 Dec

Septic shock is a serious illness that is associated with high morbidity and mortality. A significant number of patients who develop septic shock also have a number of comorbidities that further worsens the prognosis. Over the years, many studies have been published on the benefits of corticosteroids in patients with septic shock. Most of these... Read more

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Using Biomarkers for Mortality Prediction in Patients With Sepsis

2019 23 Nov

Sepsis has always carried high mortality. Even today, with all the latest technology and newer antibiotics, sepsis continues to be a major risk factor for death. It is important to understand that the earlier sepsis is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis. Each year, nearly 6 million people die of sepsis in the US.  Because of its aggressive... Read more

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Timing of Death Among Patients With Septic Shock

2019 14 Nov

Over the last few years, many advances have been made in the critical care of patients with septic shock. Both diagnosis and treatment strategies have improved. However, the mortality rates of patients with septic shock have a bimodal distribution; some patients die within a few days from it, while others die a few weeks later from other comorbidities. ... Read more

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Machine Learning to Predict Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

2019 21 Oct

Sepsis is a major cause of death among hospitalised patients. It affects nearly 6% of all admissions and results in in-hospital mortality of greater than 15%. Early detection could reduce mortality, as it would result in the timely implementation of evidence-based interventions.  Clinical researchers have developed and implemented a machine-learning... Read more

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ESICM LIVES Forum 2020

2020 14 May

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERNS. DATES TO BE CONFIRMED  Find ESICM on Social Media Read more

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#EA19: Resuscitation in septic shock: is less better?

2019 03 Jun

On Day 2 of the Euroanaesthesia Congress 2019 (#EA19), there was a session on Resuscitation in septic shock: is less better? Three key speakers Gernot Marx (Aachen, Germany), Claude Martin (Marseille, France) and Jean-Louis Vincent (Brussels, Belgium), spoke about less fluid, less vasopressors and less inotropes in septic shock. The central message... Read more

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New approach in managing patients with septic shock

2019 23 Apr

Sepsis remains the most common cause of vasodilatory shock worldwide. The mainstay of haemodynamic treatment of septic shock is fluid resuscitation followed by vasopressors where fluids alone are insufficient to achieve target blood pressure.  This article, published in the journal Critical Care, proposes the concept of “broad spectrum vasopressors”... Read more