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    November 23rd 2018
    Congress Centre "Pakhuis De Zwijger", Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    We are very pleased to announce the 7th International Fluid Academy Day, which will take place on November 23rd 2018 at Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The aim of this seventh edition is again to review recent advances in fluid management, and hemodynamic and organ function monitoring in the critical care setting in a comprehensive manner for intensivists, anaesthesiologists and emergency physicians as well as interested internists and surgeons. However the meeting will deal with any broad topic related to critical care. As always it is also a great way to promote professional interaction between faculty members, participants and delegates of the industry. This website is regularly updated. Last modification by Adminstrator (Manu Malbrain) on February 7th at 10:00 AM.

  • About iFAD

    The iFAD started as local initiative form the pharmaceutical working group on fluids from the Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen (www.zna.be). Today iFAD is integrated within the not-for-profit charitable organization iMERiT, International Medical Education and Research Initiative, under Belgian law and as such the iFAD Organising Committee strongly recognizes and values a constructive partnership with the industry.

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    The IFAD website content is based on the philosophy of FOAM (Free Open Access Medical education – #FOAMed). The organising committee gives their time freely and receives no financial benefit. This in part explains the wonderful passions for philanthropy, sharing, education and innovation that make the IFAD unique.

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    The International Fluid Academy adheres to the FOAM principles for all website visitors: FREE Open Access Medical Education (#FOAMed #FOAMcc #FOAMus).

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    We are very pleased to announce the 7th International Fluid Academy Day, which will take place on November 23rd 2018 at Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The aim of this seventh edition is again to review recent advances in fluid management, and hemodynamic and organ function monitoring in the critical care setting in a comprehensive manner for intensivists, anaesthesiologists and emergency physicians as well as interested internists and surgeons. However the meeting will deal with any broad topic related to critical care. As always it is also a great way to promote professional interaction between faculty members, participants and delegates of the industry.

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A collection of specially released Free and Open Access papers as part of #IFAD2017

EDITORIALS

A whiter shade of pale: the ongoing challenge of haemorrhagic shock. Muckart DJJ, Malbrain MLNG. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 18. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0060. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.  PMID: 29150998 – FOAM Free Article

The future of evidence-based medicine: is the frog still boiling? Muckart DJJ, Malbrain MLNG. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 18. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0059. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.  PMID: 29150997 – FOAM Free Article

The SEP-1 quality mandate may be harmful: How to drown a patient with 30 mL per kg fluid! Marik PE, Malbrain MLNG. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 18. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0056. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 29150996 – FOAM Free Article

The saga continues: How to set best PEEP in intra-abdominal hypertension? Malbrain MLNG. J Crit Care. 2017 Nov 8. pii: S0883-9441(17)31629-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.11.013. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.  PMID: 29146063

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Focus on focus: lack of coherence between systemic and microvascular indices of edema formation. Ten Tusscher B, Gudden C, van Vliet S, Smit B, Ince C, Boerma EC, de Grooth HS, Elbers PWG. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 18. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0062. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29150999 – FOAM Free Article

Re-operative abdominal predictive score: a prognostic model combining Acute Re-intervention Predictive Index and intra-abdominal pressure. Soler-Morejón CD, Lombardo-Vaillant TA, Tamargo-Barbeito TO, Wise R, Malbrain MLNG. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 22. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0069. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29165775 – FOAM Free Article

Implementing clinical practice changes in critical care: lessons learned in a national collaborative of over 60 ICU teams. Kleinpell R, Zimmerman JJ. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 18. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0057. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29151000 – FOAM Free Article

Introducing TOPMAST, the first double-blind randomized clinical trial specifically dedicated to perioperative maintenance fluid therapy in adults. Hendrickx S, Van Vlimmeren K, Baar I, Verbrugghe W, Dams K, Van Cromphaut S, Roelant E, Embrecht B, Wittock A, Mertens P, Hendriks JM, Lauwers P, Van Schil PE, Van Craenenbroeck AH, Van den Wyngaert T, Jorens P, Van Regenmortel N. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 24. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0070. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29170998

REVIEW PAPERS

Adverse effects of crystalloid and colloid fluids. Hahn RG. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017;49(4):303-308. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0045. Epub 2017 Sep 27. PMID: 28953310

Model-driven gas exchange monitoring in the critically ill. Balan CI, Wong AV. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 22. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0066. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29165776 – FOAM Free Article

Modern imaging techniques in intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome: a bench to bedside overview. Sugrue G, Malbrain MLNG, Pereira B, Wise R, Sugrue M. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 24. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0076. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29171001

Cardiac ultrasound: a true haemodynamic monitor? Poelaert J, Malbrain MLNG. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 22. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0068. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29165778 – FOAM Free Article

The use of crystalloids in traumatic brain injury. DÄ…browski W, Woodcock T, Rzecki Z, Malbrain MLNG. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 22. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0067. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29165777 – FOAM Free Article

The black box revelation: monitoring gastrointestinal function. Moonen PJ, Reintam Blaser A, Starkopf J, Oudemans-van Straaten HM, Van der Mullen J, Vermeulen G, Malbrain MLNG. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 20. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0065. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29152710 – FOAM Free Article

Perioperative gastrointestinal problems in the ICU. Reintam Blaser A, Starkopf J, Moonen PJ, Malbrain MLNG, Oudemans-van Straaten HM. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 20. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0064. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29152709 – FOAM Free Article

Lung ultrasound in the critically ill (LUCI): A translational discipline. Lichtenstein DA, Malbrain MLNG. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 18. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0063. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29151003 – FOAM Free Article

Intravenous fluid therapy for hospitalized and critically ill children: rationale, available drugs and possible side effects. Langer T, Limuti R, Tommasino C, van Regenmortel N, Duval ELIM, Caironi P, Malbrain MLNG, Pesenti A. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 18. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0058. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29151001 – FOAM Free Article

The Baby Boom and later life: is critical care fit for the future? Pugh R, Subbe CP, Thorpe C, Szakmany T. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 24. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0078. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29170999

Management of arrhythmia in sepsis and septic shock. Balik M, Matousek V, Maly M, Brozek T. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 18. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0061. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29151002 – FOAM Free Article 

Applying pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles for optimizing antimicrobial therapy during continuous renal replacement therapy. Honore PM, Jacobs R, De Waele E, Spapen HD. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Nov 24. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0071. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29171000

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