Funk D, Doucette S, Pisipati A, Dodek P, Marshall JC, Kumar A; Cooperative Antimicrobial Therapy of Septic Shock Database Research Group.; Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov;42(11):2333-41.
Objective: Given conflicting data and current guidelines, low-dose corticosteroids are often used in the treatment of septic shock. To evaluate the therapeutic benefit of early low-dose corticosteroid in patients with septic shock.
Ortiz JR, Neuzil KM, Shay DK, Rue TC, Neradilek MB, Zhou H, Seymour CW, Hooper LG, Cheng PY, Goss CH, Cooke CR.; Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov;42(11):2325-32.
Objective: Influenza is the most common vaccine-preventable disease in the United States; however, little is known about the burden of critical illness due to influenza virus infection. Our primary objective was to estimate the proportion of all critical illness hospitalizations that are attributable to seasonal influenza.
The Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine (香港危重病學會)will be holding its Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) 2014(週年學術會議2014)on 30 November, 2014 (Sunday) at the Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. And it is our pleasure to have the meeting supported by the Hong Kong Association of Critical Care Nurses (香港危重病學護士協會).
This is a major event for all Hong Kong doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working with critically ill patients. Similar to previous years, we will have renowned overseas and local speakers to enlighten us on important ICU topics in plenary lectures & seminars.
Continuing our tradition, SimWARS will be held and teams of doctors & nurses are invited to join this exciting competition. Young specialists and critical care nurses are encouraged to submit abstracts of original research papers for free-paper presentation, and share with the audience about their studies.
Details of the programme will be released soon. We sincerely hope to make the ASM an enjoyable and interesting event for all of you.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Dr. SIN, Kai Cheuk
Chairman of the Organizing Committee for HKSCCM ASM 2014
Date: 4 Sep 2014
2014 Oct - Brain Tissue Oxygenation, Lactate-Pyruvate Ratio, and Cerebrovascular Pressure Reactivity Monitoring in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Systematic Review and Viewpoint
Lazaridis C, Andrews CM.; Neurocrit Care. 2014 Oct;21(2):345-55.
Background: Prevention and detection of secondary brain insults via multimodality neuromonitoring is a major goal in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
2014 Oct - Intraventricular Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients: A Prospective, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Trial
Kramer AH, Roberts DJ, Holodinsky J, Todd S, Hill MD, Zygun DA, Faris P, Wong JH.: Neurocrit Care. 2014 Oct;21(2):275-84.
Background: The quantity of subarachnoid (SAH) and intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) occurring in the setting of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm is strongly associated with subsequent: complications and poor outcomes.
Lord AS, Karinja S, Lantigua H, Carpenter A, Schmidt JM, Claassen J, Agarwal S, Connolly ES, Mayer SA, Badjatia N.; Neurocrit Care. 2014 Oct;21(2):200-6.
Background: We sought to determine whether therapeutic temperature modulation (TTM) to treat fever after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with improved hospital complications and discharge outcomes.
2014 Oct - Does Prone Positioning Increase Intracranial Pressure? A Retrospective Analysis of Patients with Acute Brain Injury and Acute Respiratory Failure
Roth C, Ferbert A, Deinsberger W, Kleffmann J, Kästner S, Godau J, Schüler M, Tryba M, Gehling M.; Neurocrit Care. 2014 Oct;21(2):186-91.
Purpose: The objective of our trial was to obtain more comprehensive data on the risks and benefits of kinetic therapy in intensive care patients with intracerebral pathology.
2014 Oct - Heparin therapy reduces 28-day mortality in adult severe sepsis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Changsong Wang, Chunjie Chi, Lei Guo, Xiaoyang Wang, Libo Guo, Jiaxiao Sun, Bo Sun, Shanshan Liu, Xuenan Chang, Enyou Li Critical Care 2014, 18:563 (16 October 2014)
Introduction: There are approximately 19 million new cases of sepsis worldwide each year. Among them, more than one-quarter of patients die. We aimed to assess the effects of heparin on short term mortality in adult patients with sepsis and severe sepsis.
Erwan L’Her, Annie Roy, Nicolas Marjanovic Critical Care 2014, 18:506 (15 October 2014)
Introduction: Numerous emergency and transport ventilators are commercialized and new generations arise constantly. The aim of this study was to evaluate a large panel of ventilators to allow clinicians to choose a device, taking into account their specificities of use.
Date: 7-10 May 2015; Venue: Regensburg, Gemany
Salluh JI, Soares M.; Curr Opin Crit Care. 2014 Oct;20(5):557-65
Purpose of review: This review aims to evaluate the latest versions of the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, Simplified Acute Physiology Score and Mortality Probability Model scores, make comparisons and describe their strengths and limitations. Additionally, we provide critical analysis and recommendations for the use of these scoring systems in different scenarios.
2014 Oct - Antibiotic treatment of ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis: to treat or not to treat?
Craven DE, Hudcova J, Craven KA, Scopa C, Lei Y.: Curr Opin Crit Care. 2014 Oct;20(5):532-41.
Purpose of review: To evaluate the data on antimicrobial therapy for ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis (VAT) to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), and its impact on patient outcomes.
2014 Oct - Infection control measures to decrease the burden of antimicrobial resistance in the critical care setting
Landelle C, Marimuthu K, Harbarth S.; Curr Opin Crit Care. 2014 Oct;20(5):499-506.
Purpose of review: The prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in ICUs is increasing worldwide. This review assesses the role of infection control measures, excluding antibiotic stewardship programs, in reducing the burden of resistance in ICUs.
Torres-Courchoud I, Chen HH.; Curr Opin Crit Care. 2014 Oct;20(5):467-71.
Purpose of review: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a major health problem worldwide, with no proven therapy. Low-dose dopamine has been used in this entity to improve renal outcomes in the past decades. The aim of this article is to review the former and recent clinical trials about the use of low-dose dopamine in AHF.
Kuchena A, Merkel MJ, Hutchens MP.: Curr Opin Crit Care. 2014 Oct;20(5):507-15.
Purpose of review: Therapeutic hypothermia following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest improves neurological recovery. Coupled with neurological benefit, multiple complications including infection have been associated with therapeutic hypothermia following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. In this review, we will discuss therapeutic hypothermia, and more broadly, temperature management, as a risk for ICU infection.
Krishnamoorthy A, Felker GM.; Curr Opin Crit Care. 2014 Oct;20(5):478-83.
Purpose of review: Fluid removal and relief of congestion are central to treatment of acute heart failure. Diuretics have been the decongestive mainstay but their known limitations have led to the exploration of alternative strategies. This review compares diuretics with ultrafiltration and examines the recent evidence evaluating their use.
2014 Oct - Tidal Volume and Plateau Pressure Use for Acute Lung Injury From 2000 to Present: A Systematic Literature Review
Jaswal DS, Leung JM, Sun J, Cui X, Li Y, Kern S, Welsh J, Natanson C, Eichacker PQ.; Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct;42(10):2278-89.
Objective: Since publication of the Respiratory Management of Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARMA) trial in 2000, use of tidal volume (VT) less than or equal to 6 mL/kg predicted body weight with corresponding plateau airway pressures (PPlat) less than or equal to 30 cm H2O has been advocated for acute lung injury. However, compliance with these recommendations is unknown. We therefore investigated VT (mL/kg predicted body weight) and PPlat (cm H2O) practices reported in studies of acute lung injury since ARMA using a systematic literature review (i.e., not a meta-analysis).
Date: 7 Nov 2014; Time: 09:20-17:45; Venue: Lecture Theatre, M/F, HA building