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    November 23-25th 2017
    Hilton Congress Centre, Antwerp, Belgium

    We are very pleased to announce the Sixth International Fluid Academy Days, which will take place on November 23-25th 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. The aim of this sixth 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 March 19th 2017 at 10:00 AM

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    We are very pleased to announce the Sixth International Fluid Academy Days, which will take place on November 23-25th 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. The aim of this sixth 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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  • iFAD history

    The iFAD started as local initiative from 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...

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Fluid Overload Revisited

Fluid Overload Revisited

Iatrogenic hemodilution: a possible source for avoidable transfusion? - A Perel

Learning Points

The quest for the optimal Hb threshold for RBC transfusion seems a never-ending journey

Using same threshold for all patients is imprecision medicine.

Restrictive v Liberal transfusion has been extensively researched but ideal thresholds for transfusion are not known.

Dilutional anaemia may be a more significant factor.

Iatrogenic haemodilution may paradoxically decrease the DO2 due to reduced carriage in oxygenated haemoglobin.

References

http://bit.ly/2A5o5iH

http://bit.ly/2A2QQwK

http://bit.ly/2A8jBpz

Meta-analysis of fluid overload - J Silversides

Learning Points

Does oedema associated with +ve fluid balance contribute to organ dysfunction and mortality? Seems to in ARDS and sepsis.

Positive fluid balance is preventable - comes from maintenance fluid and drug infusions. Both of which are modifiable.

Programme of research - SR, pilot RCT, multicentre RCT

RADAR-2 pilot RCT, n=180 in 5 NI sites - starting next year

References

https://t.co/cYu0qCT23c

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