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This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://​creativecommons.​org/​licenses/​by/​4.​0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://​creativecommons.​org/​publicdomain/​zero/​1.​0/​) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.  
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There is limited evidence regarding the impact of alcohol use disorders on long term outcomes from intensive care. The aims of this study were to analyse the nature and complications of alcohol related admissions to intensive care and determine whether alcohol use disorders impact on survival at six months post ICU discharge.  
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Tissue reperfusion following hemorrhagic shock may paradoxically cause tissue injury and organ dysfunction by mitochondrial free radical expression. Both nitrite and carbon monoxide (CO) may protect from this reperfusion injury by limiting mitochondrial free radial production. We explored the effects of very small doses of inhaled nitrite and CO on tissue injury in a porcine model of hemorrhagic shock.  
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Neuroprotective strategies that limit secondary tissue loss and/or improve functional outcomes have been identified in multiple animal models of ischemic, hemorrhagic, traumatic and nontraumatic cerebral lesions. However, use of these potential interventions in human randomized controlled studies has generally given disappointing results. In this paper, we summarize the current status in terms of neuroprotective strategies, both in the immediate and later stages of acute brain injury in adults. We also review potential new strategies and highlight areas for future research.  
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Postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequently observed phenomenon after cardiac surgery with cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB); this severe complication is associated with adverse patient outcomes. There are multiple mechanisms involved in AKI during cardiac surgery, including CPB-dependent hemolysis. An IV infusion of sodium bicarbonate, which leads to urine alkalization, may play a role in preventing AKI. Recently, several trials have investigated the effect of sodium bicarbonate and reported controversial results. The purpose of this investigation was to investigate the following question. Under what circumstances can sodium bicarbonate prevent postoperative AKI?  
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Children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) are at high risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI). Although serum creatinine (SCr) levels are used in clinical practice, they are insensitive for early diagnosis of AKI. Urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) and kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) are novel AKI biomarkers whose performance in pediatric ICU patients is largely unknown. In this study, we aimed to characterize uNGAL and KIM-1 patterns in children following ICU admission and to assess their properties in relation to identifying children at risk for AKI development.  
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In the intensive care setting, most physiologic parameters are monitored automatically. However, urine output (UO) is still monitored hourly by manually handled urinometers. In this study, we evaluated an automatic urinometer (AU) and compared it with a manual urinometer (MU).  
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The SWEETest Sim: Real People, High Fidelity at #SWEETs15

Reflections and experiences as a sim actor in the Critical Care Course at #SWEETs15 - what does using real people in sim teach us?  
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over 4 years ago
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Heyland on Critical Care Nutrition - Intensive Care Network

Gary and Day interview Darren Heyland about Critical Care Nutrition. Heyland discusses the PEP UP protocol, a new method for enteral feeding.  
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ECMO - Avalon Cannula - Intensive Care Network

Intensivist Dr Roger Pye demonstrates the Avalon Cannula for ECMO. Presented at SMACCGold 2014.  
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studentFOAMed - Intensive Care Network

Students attending smaccUS in 2015 were given the chance to win a free registration by developing some of their very own studentFOAMed resources...  
intensivecarenetwork.com
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Cadaver Workshop at SMACC Chicago - Intensive Care Network

A new announcement for SMACC Chicago - a Cadaver workshop for procedural skills. Incredible discounted price, but not many places, so book ASAP.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
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Keeping it real! Critical Care Collaborative 2015 - Melbourne - Intensive Care Network

Calling all Victorian doctors, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists and beyond! You are invited to the 2015 Critical Care Collaborative (CCC), Victoria's only critical care inter-professional event on 8 May 2015, jointly organised by ANZICS & ACCCN.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
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ECMO - Cardiohelp System - Intensive Care Network

Anaesthetist Dr Paul Forrest demonstrates the use of the CardioHelp System for ECMO. Presented at SMACCGold 2014.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
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The Sydney Short Course in Intensive Care Medicine - June 2015 - Intensive Care Network

The Sydney Short Course is designed for senior ICU trainees sitting the CICM:ANZ Fellowship exam  
intensivecarenetwork.com
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JICS Cast: Daniels - UK Sepsis Trust - Intensive Care Network

Olusanya & Day interview Ron Daniels, head of the UK Sepsis Trust. Daniels discusses the worldwide effort for better recognition & treatment of sepsis.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 4 years ago
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Pacing Swan Ganz Catheter - Intensive Care Network

Roger Harris demonstrates Pacing Swan Ganz Catheters including a video animation and cadaveric pigs heart demonstration! Presented at SMACCGold 2014.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 4 years ago
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ICU Post Mitral Valve Surgery - Intensive Care Network

Pierre Janin, an Intensivist from RNSH Sydney, discusses post mitral valve surgery management, highlighting the common issues and how to handle them.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
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Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 080

Research and Reviews (R&R) in the FastLane: experts worldwide tell us what they think is worth reading from emergency medicine and critical care literature  
lifeinthefastlane.com
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Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 079

Research and Reviews (R&R) in the FastLane: experts worldwide tell us what they think is worth reading from emergency medicine and critical care literature  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 4 years ago