Simple interventions with great benefits – why we should “Match Michigan”

Pronovost P, Needham D, Berenholtz S et al. An intervention to decrease catheter-related bloodstream infections in the ICU. New England Journal of Medicine 2006; 355: 2725-2732.

RHH Journal Club. March 7th, 2012. Dr Reshma Bonsale

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Can a central venous catheter care bundle reduce catheter-associated infections?

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ECMO & ARDS. Is the trip down the M1 worthwhile?

Peek GJ, Mugford M, Tiruvoipati R, Wilson A, Allen E, Thalanany MM, Hibbert CL, Truesdale A, Clemens F, Cooper N, Firmin RK, Elbourne D: Efficacy and economic assessment of conventional ventilatory support versus extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe adult respiratory failure (CESAR): a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2009; 374:1351-1363.

RHH Journal Club. December 15th, 2011. Dr Tom Miller

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For patients with severe, but potentially reversible respiratory failure, compared with conventional ventilation, would an ECMO based protocol increase survival without severe disability (at 6 months) and be cost effective from the perspective of the NHS and society?

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