- Jean-Louis Vincent, Erasme University Hospital
Inter-hospital transfer of critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) does not increase risk of death or dialysis dependence 30 days after the initiation of acute renal replacement therapy.
TLR4-mediated inflammation may be an important part of the pathogenesis underlying gram-negative septic acute kidney injury; treatment with a TLR4-inhibitor is able to reverse this impairment of renal function.
HIV infection is related to a higher frequency of severe sepsis and death among patients admitted to the ICU; coinfection with Hepatitis C virus increases risk of death in the presence and absence of sepsis.
Subcutaneous continuous glucose monitoring to guide insulin treatment in critically ill patients is as safe and effective as intermittent point-of-care measurements and reduces nursing workload and daily costs
There is no relationship between days of continuous cover by a single intensivist and patient outcomes in adult, general ICUs in England but intensivist participation in handover is associated with increased mortality.
Induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest does not alter immune response when compared with patients with a body temperature regulated at 36°C, contradicting fears that induced hypothermia may increase the risk of infection.
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