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6th IFAD Merchandise

6th IFAD Merchandise

Order your original IFAD goodies when registering for the 6th IFAD meeting

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Satellite Masterclass Symposium on cytokine removal

Satellite Masterclass Symposium on cytokine removal

Capillary leakage is one major cause of intravasal fluid deficiency. This may result in hypotension and cardiocirculatory shock necessitating fluid resuscitation. Follow this Masterclass and learn more on cytokine removal...

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EFSUMB Course Book

EFSUMB Course Book

View and download Ultrasound book of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB).

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Workshop on How to talk like TED?

Workshop on How to talk like TED?

This workshop is based on the historical battle between Rob and Paul held at SMACC Chicago in 2015 entitled “Predicting Fluid Responsiveness is a Waste of Time”. For those who have missed it in 2015 here is your chance to relive history.

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Workshop on Medical Statistics

Workshop on Medical Statistics

Now is the time to learn from experts like Prof Luciano Gattinoni on everything you wanted to know on evidence-based medicine but were afraid to ask...

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Workshop on PK/PD

Workshop on PK/PD

Now is the time to learn everything you wanted to know on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of antibiotics in the ICU but were afraid to ask...

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I dont like the Berlin ARDS definition

I dont like the Berlin ARDS definition

Do you like the Berlin ARDS definition? Read more why they are far from perfect and view results of  the Twitter survey

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Incidence of pulmonary embolism in emergency department

Incidence of pulmonary embolism in emergency department

In adult patients who are hospitalised for a first episode of syncope, what is the prevalence of pulmonary embolism (PE)? The authors were concerned that PE is an underappreciated cause of syncope...

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NIV via mask vs. helmet

NIV via mask vs. helmet

To determine whether noninvasive ventilation (NIV) delivered by helmet improves intubation rate among patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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Join #dasSMACC

Join #dasSMACC

The Social Media and Critical Care Conference continues to harness the immense energy of FOAM and dasSMACC in Berlin June 26-29 2017 promises to be the best one yet.

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Cristal

Cristal

CRISTAL wanted to test whether the use of colloids or crystalloids for fluid resuscitation is more likely to reduce mortality in patients admitted to the ICU with acute hypovolemic shock

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All you need to know about FLUIDS, IFAD, FOAM and SMACC

All you need to know about FLUIDS, IFAD, FOAM and SMACC

The IFAD is proud to announce that the Fluid Academy website is now an official SMACC affiliated website!

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SMACCDUB Day 1

SMACCDUB Day 1

SO, YOU THINK YOU ARE A RESUSCITATIONIST...? (Victoria Brazil – @SocraticEM)

Every one needs to do reality check Brazil felt first like a resuscitationist about 20 years ago at a road accident = combination of CPR + fluids? 

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IFAD 2015 Day 1

IFAD 2015 Day 1

Introduction and Welcome to the 5th IFAD Meeting! (M. Malbrain)

  • Encourages the use of SoMe and interaction with each other. Its only through discussion that genuine learning takes place.
  • The 4Ds of fluid therapy
  • ROSE fluid strategy

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How to set PEEP in Abdominal Hypertension

How to set PEEP in Abdominal Hypertension

Increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) alters PV curves and usually shifts the chest wall PV loop to the right while lung PV curves remain unaffected.

The application of PEEP will increase IAP but only when > 10 cmH2O
On average a PEEP 15 cmH2O → IAP + 1.5mmHg

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36th ISICEM Free Full Text Reviews

36th ISICEM Free Full Text Reviews

Reviews

Below you can find the links to the full text open access of the 10 review papers published in relation to the 36th ISICEM (International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine), held in Brussels, Belgium, March 13-18, 2016.

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5th IFAD Free Full Text Reviews

5th IFAD Free Full Text Reviews

From Annual Update in Fluid Management and Hemodynamic Monitoring

Below you can find the links to the full text open access of the review papers published in relation to the 5th IFAD (International Fluid Academy Days), held in Antwerp, Belgium, November 26-28, 2015

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4th IFAD Free Full Text Reviews

4th IFAD Free Full Text Reviews

Below you can find the links to the full text open access of the review papers published in relation to the 4th IFAD (International Fluid Academy Days), held in Antwerp, Belgium, November 27-29, 2014.

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Summary of 3rd Course on Acute Care Ultrasound

Summary of 3rd Course on Acute Care Ultrasound

It’s the end of a busy day at the 3rd Course on Acute Care Ultrasound (CACU) course as part of the 5th International Fluid Academy Day. A mixture of lectures from experts within the field of echocardiography and ultrasound and the all important practical hands on experience.
A timetable of the day’s activity, which was divided into beginners and advanced is shown below. The sheer breadth of knowledge and practical potential of ultrasound meant that there was something for everyone.

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Course on Acute Care Ultrasound

Course on Acute Care Ultrasound

Only one day to go till the 3rd Course on Acute Care Ultrasound which takes place during the 5th iFAD meeting on November 26th at the Hilton in Antwerp Belgium.

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IFAD Day 2

IFAD Day 2

Opening Lecture: Perioperative fluids - How restrictive should we go? (M. Mythen)

Distinct from the critical care situation

Guiding fluid therapy - Knowledge and experience vs advanced haemodynamic monitoring

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New IFAD App ready for use

New IFAD App ready for use

You can download the free Whova Mobile App on your mobile device before or during the conference and plan ahead to make the most of your "5th International Fluid Academy Days 2015" experience. The app offers a unique set of features to help you access mobile brochures and network with other attendees at the conference.

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Are you ready?

Are you ready?

Less than a week to go till IFAD 2015. Things to consider in order to maximise learning and discussion.......

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Avoiding positive fluid balance and the role for DE-resuscitation

Avoiding positive fluid balance and the role for DE-resuscitation

De-resuscitation specifically refers to ‘Late Goal Directed Fluid Removal (LGFR)’, which involves “aggressive and active fluid removal by means of diuretics and renal replacement therapy with net ultrafiltration”.

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