Talk of the town

Recent ICM trials/studies – updated 26/7

  1. Time to Treatment and Mortality during Mandated Emergency Care for Sepsis.
  2. The Septic Shock 3.0 Definition and Trials: A Vasopressin and Septic Shock Trial Experience
  3. Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Retrospective Before-After Study
  4. Early, Goal-Directed Therapy for Septic Shock — A Patient-Level Meta-Analysis
  5. Discriminative Accuracy of Physician and Nurse Predictions for Survival and Functional Outcomes 6 Months After an ICU Admission
  6. Angiotensin II for the Treatment of Vasodilatory Shock
  7. Favorable Neurocognitive Outcome with Low Tidal Volume Ventilation after Cardiac Arrest
  8. Association Between US Norepinephrine Shortage and Mortality Among Patients With Septic Shock
  9. Sodium Bicarbonate Versus Sodium Chloride for Preventing Contrast-Associated Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  10. Effect of Dexmedetomidine on Mortality and Ventilator-Free Days in Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation With SepsisA Randomized Clinical Trial

Recent FOAMcc selection – updated 26/7


Recent guidelines


 Other recent ICMWK posts

Updated 14/3/17

Severe traumatic brain injury reguidelined

Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury Brain trauma foundation: 4th edition, 2016   This is a brief summary and some of the wording is changed for brevity, hopefully without too much loss of accuracy. Although not explicitly stated on the guidelines, ‘Severe brain injury’ is generally defined as a brain injury resulting …

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Sepsis 3: rise of the SOFA

Sepsis remains a syndrome without a validated criterion or standard diagnostic test but increasingly comprehensive data sets are making it easier to test validity of  potential criteria. The current instalment of this work in progress has refined the definition of sepsis in light of recent analyses and opinion. Sepsis is life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated …

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