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Table of contents
  • Invited essay: To boldly go where no man has gone before…
  • News from ISICEM
  • Rehab after ICU: why, when, how and how much?
  • Offered a choice, I’d rather have leukaemia again
  • Of mice (mostly) and men (sometimes)
  • Transfusions for neuro-ICU: TRICC or treat?
  • Three clinical trials, two digital symbols and one important reminder
  • A first flower from DahLIA
  • Orion Satellite Symposium: Patients in intensive care—do we care enough?
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intensetimes has been created to provide members of the intensive care community with topical and timely commentaries on their sphere of medicine, especially matters connected with sedation, analgesia and anaesthesia. The aim is to compile a mixture of reports from congresses, expert reviews, literature scrutiny and articles that address the interests and concerns of practitioners in the sophisticated and demanding arena of critical care medicine.

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Welcome to issue 26 of intensetimes.

Our Spring issue for 2016 opens with an essay from Professor Peter H Tonner, Department of Anaesthesia, Surgical and General Intensive Care Medicine, Klinikum Links der Weser, Bremen, Germany. Professor Tonner was one of the contributors to a recently-published multi-disciplinary revision of German guidelines on the management of delirium, analgesia, and sedation in intensive care medicine and we regard it as a considerable distinction to have persuaded him to provide intensetimes readers with an exclusive personal perspective on the content of these new guidelines and their implications for ICU practice.

Proceedings at the 2016 International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) occupy the second half of issue 26 of intensetimes – and if it was possible to have such a thing as a third half news from ISICEM would easily have filled that too. The programme for this meeting always sets high academic standards and 2016 was no exception: topical, comprehensive and rigorous, and delivered by an international faculty of the highest calibre, every session of every day stimulated thought and discussion about the present and future of critical care medicine. Debates and exchanges about delirium, analgesia, and sedation and their relation to long-term patient outcomes were prominent on all 4 days of ISICEM, as reflected in our reports. We hope that our summaries give readers a sense of what happened at ISICEM 2016 and provide signposts to the development of best practice.