Date: 12 Aug 2014; Time: 6-8pm; Venue: Lecture Theatre, G/F, M Block, QEH
Date: 22 Jul 2014; Time: 6:30-7:30pm, Venue: Leature Theatre, M Block, G/F, QEH
Speaker: Dr. Natalie Fong (RS, ICU, TMH)
Combined Colleges Course Timetable
28 Jul 2014
Message from Dr Dominic So (ICU, PMH)
Updated tutorial timetable here
Conference: Annual Congree of the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) 2014
Date of event: 6-9 Sep 2014
Venue: Geneva Convention Centre (PALEXPO), Switzerland
Quota of sponsorship: 1
Deadline to submit application: 4 Aug 2014
Cook D, Rocker G.; N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 26;370(26):2506-14.
It is not uncommon for patients to have an expected death in an ICU. This review covers issues related to the end of life in the absence of discordance between the patient's family and caregivers.
Zeiler FA, Teitelbaum J, West M, Gillman LM.; J Crit Care. 2014 Jun 4.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to perform a systematic review of the literature on the use of ketamine in nontraumatic neurological illness and its effects on intracranial pressure (ICP).
Pendergraft WF 3rd, Herlitz LC, Thornley-Brown D, Rosner M, Niles JL.; Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Jul 17.
The kidneys can be injured in diverse ways by many drugs, both legal and illegal. Novel associations and descriptions of nephrotoxic effects of common and emerging drugs of abuse have appeared over the past several years. Anabolic androgenic steroids, illicitly used by athletes and others for decades to increase muscle mass and decrease body fat, are emerging as podocyte toxins given recent descriptions of severe forms of FSGS in long-term abusers...
2014 Jul - Ethical reflections on end-of-life signs and symptoms in the intensive care setting: a place for neuromuscular blockers?
Daubin C, Haddad L, Folscheid D, Boyer A, Chalumeau-Lemoine L, Guisset O, Hubert P, Pillot J, Robert R, Dreyfuss D.; Ann Intensive Care. 2014 Jul 8;4:23.
The death of a loved one is often an ordeal and a tragedy for those who witness it, as death is not merely the end of a life, but also the end of an existence, the loss of a unique individual who is special and irreplaceable. In some situations, end-of-life signs, such as agonal gasps, can be an almost unbearable "sight" because the physical manifestations are hard to watch and can lead to subjective interpretation and irrational fears...
Date: 22/7/2014; Time: 7:30-8:30pm; Venue: Lecture Theatre, M block, G/F, QEH
Speaker: Dr. Sinn Ting Ting Maria, AC, ICU, TKOH
2014 Jul - Offering the opportunity for family to be present during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: 1-year assessment
Jabre P, Tazarourte K, Azoulay E, Borron SW, Belpomme V, Jacob L, Bertrand L, Lapostolle F, Combes X, Galinski M, Pinaud V, Destefano C, Normand D, Beltramini A, Assez N, Vivien B, Vicaut E, Adnet F.; Intensive Care Med. 2014 Jul;40(7):981-7.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the psychological consequences among family members given the option to be present during the CPR of a relative, compared with those not routinely offered the option.
Brambilla AM, Aliberti S, Prina E, Nicoli F, Forno MD, Nava S, Ferrari G, Corradi F, Pelosi P, Bignamini A, Tarsia P, Cosentini R.; Intensive Care Med. 2014 Jul;40(7):942-9.
PURPOSE: The efficacy of noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to improve outcomes in severe hypoxemic acute respiratory failure (hARF) due to pneumonia has not been clearly established. The aim of this study was to compare CPAP vs. oxygen therapy to reduce the risk of meeting criteria for endotracheal intubation (ETI).
Ait-Oufella H, Bige N, Boelle PY, Pichereau C, Alves M, Bertinchamp R, Baudel JL, Galbois A, Maury E, Guidet B.; Intensive Care Med. 2014 Jul;40(7):958-64
BACKGROUND: During septic shock management, the evaluation of microvascular perfusion by skin analysis is of interest. We aimed to study the skin capillary refill time (CRT) in a selected septic shock population.
2014 Jul - Predictors of insufficient amikacin peak concentration in critically ill patients receiving a 25 mg/kg total body weight regimen
de Montmollin E, Bouadma L, Gault N, Mourvillier B, Mariotte E, Chemam S, Massias L, Papy E, Tubach F, Wolff M, Sonneville R.: Intensive Care Med. 2014 Jul;40(7):998-1005.
PURPOSE: Amikacin requires pharmacodynamic targets of peak serum concentration (C max) of 8-10 times the minimal inhibitory concentration, corresponding to a target C max of 60-80 mg/L for the less susceptible bacteria. Even with new dosing regimens of 25 mg/kg, 30 % of patients do not meet the pharmacodynamic target. We aimed to identify predictive factors for insufficient C max in a population of critically ill patients.
Date: 24 Jul 2014; Time: 18:30 - 20:15; Venue: Senior Police Officers Mess, Police HQ, Arsenal Street
Speaker: Dr Peter Au-Yeung
Pierrakos C, Velissaris D, Franchi F, Muzzi L, Karanikolas M, Scolletta S. J Clin Med Res. 2014 Apr;6(2):75-85.
Levosimendan, the active enantiomer of simendan, is a calcium sensitizer developed for treatment of decompensated heart failure, exerts its effects independently of the beta adrenergic receptor and seems beneficial in cases of severe, intractable heart failure...
2014 Apr - Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the adult: a review of anticoagulation monitoring and transfusion
Esper SA, Levy JH, Waters JH, Welsby IJ. Anesth Analg. 2014 Apr;118(4):731-43.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a method of life support to maintain cardiopulmonary function. Its use as a medical application has increased since its inception to treat multiple conditions including acute respiratory distress syndrome, myocardial ischemia, cardiomyopathy, and septic shock. While complications including neurological and renal injury occur in patients on ECMO, bleeding and coagulopathy are most common...
2014 Aug - Myocardial depression in sepsis: From pathogenesis to clinical manifestations and treatment
Antonucci E, Fiaccadori E, Donadello K, Taccone FS, Franchi F, Scolletta S. J Crit Care. 2014 Aug;29(4):500-511.
The cardiovascular system plays a key role in sepsis, and septic myocardial depression is a common finding associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Myocardial depression during sepsis is not clearly defined, but it can perhaps be best described as a global (systolic and diastolic) dysfunction of both the left and right sides of the heart...
Di Rosa R, Pietrosanti M, Luzi G, Salemi S, D'Amelio R. Eur J Intern Med. 2014 Jul;25(6):511-516.
Sepsis syndrome is characterized by a systemic inflammatory response to infection potentially leading to acute organ failure and rapid decline to death. Polyclonal intravenous immune globulin, a blood product derived from human donor blood, in addition to antiinfective activities, also exerts a broad antiinflammatory and immunomodulating effect. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) has been proposed as adjuvant therapy for sepsis even though the clinical studies demonstrating their efficacy and safety are relatively small...
Rostami E. Front Neurol. 2014 Jun 6;5:91.
Cerebral microdialysis (CMD) is a laboratory tool that provides on-line analysis of brain biochemistry via a thin, fenestrated, double-lumen dialysis catheter that is inserted into the interstitium of the brain. A solute is slowly infused into the catheter at a constant velocity...
Zeiler FA, Teitelbaum J, West M, Gillman LM. Neurocrit Care. 2014 Feb 11.
Our goal was to perform a systematic review of the literature on the use of ketamine in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its effects on intracranial pressure (ICP).