Date: 27 Nov 2016; Time: 08:00-16:15
Venue: Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong 香港海景嘉福酒店
Date: 6-8 Apr 2017; Venue: Event Centre, Dubai Festival City UAE
*** Endorsed by HKSCCM ***
Date: 28 and 29 Nov 2016; Time: 6-9pm; Venue: Lecture Theatre, M/F, HA building
Date: 6-8 April 2017; Venue: Harbour Grand Kowloon; Organisers: European Society of Critical Care
2016 Nov - Randomized Trial of Video Laryngoscopy for Endotracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults
Janz DR, Semler MW, Lentz RJ, Matthews DT, Assad TR, Norman BC, Keriwala RD, Ferrell BA, Noto MJ, Shaver CM, Richmond BW, Zinggeler Berg J, Rice TW; Facilitating EndotracheaL intubation by Laryngoscopy technique and apneic Oxygenation Within the ICU Investigators and the Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group..; Crit Care Med. 2016 Nov;44(11):1980-1987.
Objective: To evaluate the effect of video laryngoscopy on the rate of endotracheal intubation on first laryngoscopy attempt among critically ill adults.
2016 Nov - The Effect of Intraaortic Balloon Pumping Under Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation on Mortality of Cardiogenic Patients: An Analysis Using a Nationwide Inpatient Database
Aso S, Matsui H, Fushimi K, Yasunaga H.; Crit Care Med. 2016 Nov;44(11):1974-1979.
Objectives: The role of intraaortic balloon pumping combined with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in cardiogenic shock patients remains unknown. This study investigated the effect of intraaortic balloon pumping combined with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation on reducing mortality of cardiogenic shock patients.
2016 Oct - ICU–Acquired Weakness: A Rehabilitation Perspective of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Functional Management
Richard D. Zorowitz, MD CHEST Oct 2016; 150(4): 966-971
ICU-acquired weakness (ICUAW) occurs with reported incidence rates from 25% to 100%. Risk factors include immobility, sepsis, persistent systemic inflammation, multiorgan system failure, hyperglycemia, glucocorticoids, and neuromuscular blocking agents.
Mallar Bhattacharya, MD; Richard H. Kallet, MS, RRT; Lorraine B. Ware, MD; Michael A. Matthay, MD CHEST Oct 2016; 150 (4): 927-933
Negative-pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) or postobstructive pulmonary edema is a well-described cause of acute respiratory failure that occurs after intense inspiratory effort against an obstructed airway, usually from upper airway infection, tumor, or laryngospasm.
2016 Oct - Where You Live Matters: The Impact of Place of Residence on Severe Sepsis Incidence and Mortality
Andrew J. Goodwin, MD, MSCR; Nandita R. Nadig, MD, MSCR; James T. McElligott, MD, MSCR; Kit N. Simpson, DrPh; Dee W. Ford, MD, MSCR CHEST Oct 2016; 150(4): 829-836
Background: Medically underserved areas are composed of vulnerable populations with reduced access to ambulatory care services. Our goal was to determine the association between residence in a medically underserved area and severe sepsis incidence and mortality.
2016 Oct - Procalcitonin as an Early Marker of the Need for Invasive Respiratory or Vasopressor Support in Adults With Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Wesley H. Self, MD, MPH; Carlos G. Grijalva, MD, MPH; Derek J. Williams, MD, MPH; Alison Woodworth, PhD; Robert A. Balk, MD; Sherene Fakhran, MD; Yuwei Zhu, MD; D. Mark Courtney, MD; James Chappell, MD, PhD; Evan J. Anderson, MD; Chao Qi, PhD; Grant W. Waterer, MD, PhD; Christopher Trabue, MD; Anna M. Bramley, MPH; Seema Jain, MD; Kathryn M. Edwards, MD; Richard G. Wunderink, MD CHEST Oct 2016; 150(4): 819-828
Background: Predicting the need for intensive care among adults with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) remains challenging.
2016 Nov - Autumn Respiratory Seminar , Symposium and Hands-on Workshop on Interventional Pulmonology
Date: 26-27 Nov 2016
2016 Oct 1 - Mechanisms of Chronic Muscle Wasting and Dysfunction after an Intensive Care Unit Stay. A Pilot Study
Claudia dos Santos, Sabah N. A. Hussain, Sunita Mathur, Martin Picard, Margaret Herridge, Judy Correa, Alexandra Bain, Yeting Guo, Andrew Advani, Suzanne L. Advani, George Tomlinson, Hans Katzberg, Catherine J. Streutker, Jill I. Cameron, Annemie Schols, Harry R. Gosker, and Jane Batt Am. J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. 1 Oct 2016, vol. 194, no. 7: 821-830
Rationale: Critical illness survivors often experience permanent functional disability due to intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired weakness. The mechanisms responsible for long-term weakness persistence versus resolution are unknown.
2016 Oct 1 - The RECOVER Program: Disability Risk Groups and 1-Year Outcome after 7 or More Days of Mechanical Ventilation
Margaret S. Herridge, Leslie M. Chu, Andrea Matte, George Tomlinson, Linda Chan, Claire Thomas, Jan O. Friedrich, Sangeeta Mehta, Francois Lamontagne, Melanie Levasseur, Niall D. Ferguson, Neill K. J. Adhikari, Jill C. Rudkowski, Hilary Meggison, Yoanna Skrobik, John Flannery, Mark Bayley, Jane Batt, Claudia dos Santos, Susan E. Abbey, Adrienne Tan, Vincent Lo, Sunita Mathur, Matteo Parotto, Denise Morris, Linda Flockhart, Eddy Fan, Christie M. Lee, M. Elizabeth Wilcox, Najib Ayas, Karen Choong, Robert Fowler, Damon C. Scales, Tasnim Sinuff, Brian H. Cuthbertson, Louise Rose, Priscila Robles, Stacey Burns, Marcelo Cypel, Lianne Singer, Cecelia Chaparro, Chung-Wai Chow, Shaf Keshavjee, Laurent Brochard, Paul Hebert, Arthur S. Slutsky, John C. Marshall, Deborah Cook, and Jill I. Cameron Am. J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. 1 Oct 2016, vol. 194, no. 7: 831-844
Rationale: Disability risk groups and 1-year outcome after greater than or equal to 7 days of mechanical ventilation (MV) in medical/surgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients are unknown and may inform education, prognostication, rehabilitation, and study design.
Ostermann M, Joannidis M.; Crit Care. 2016 Sep 27;20(1):299.
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and is associated with serious short- and long-term complications. Early diagnosis and identification of the underlying aetiology are essential to guide management. In this review, we outline the current definition of AKI and the potential pitfalls, and summarise the existing and future tools to investigate AKI in critically ill patients.
2016 Sep - Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant activity: challenges in measurement and reversal
Brown KS, Zahir H, Grosso MA, Lanz HJ, Mercuri MF, Levy JH.; Crit Care. 2016 Sep 23;20(1):273.
BACKGROUND: Four nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are approved for the prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism. These include the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran and the direct factor Xa inhibitors rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban. Bleeding is a complication for all anticoagulants and concerns regarding bleeding risk and the suitability of effective reversal strategies may be a barrier to their prescription. Despite the reduced risk of bleeding compared with vitamin K antagonists, questions persist regarding the management of bleeding related to NOAC use.
2016 Sep - Dexmedetomidine sedation reduces atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery compared to propofol: a randomized controlled trial
Liu X, Zhang K, Wang W, Xie G, Fang X.; Crit Care. 2016 Sep 21;20(1):298.
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation occurs frequently in patients following cardiac surgery and can be a cause of increased morbidity and mortality. The use of dexmedetomidine to prevent atrial fibrillation is unclear. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of dexmedetomidine sedation on the incidence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery.
2016 Sep - The critical care management of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage: a contemporary review
de Oliveira Manoel AL, Goffi A, Zampieri FG, Turkel-Parrella D, Duggal A, Marotta TR, Macdonald RL, Abrahamson S.; Crit Care. 2016 Sep 18;20:272.
Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), defined as nontraumatic bleeding into the brain parenchyma, is the second most common subtype of stroke, with 5.3 million cases and over 3 million deaths reported worldwide in 2010. Case fatality is extremely high (reaching approximately 60 % at 1 year post event). Only 20 % of patients who survive are independent within 6 months. Factors such as chronic hypertension, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, and anticoagulation are commonly associated with ICH.