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ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Critically Ill Patients - ESGCIP

News & Activities

25 April 2019


ESGCIP conducted the Survey of antimicrobial nebulization in mechanically ventilated patients (SANEME study) two years ago. Some results of this study have been published already. This second survey (SANEME-2) aims to assess how the current use of nebulized antibiotics compares with the data of the original survey.

The survey has been extended to 31 May 2017. It will take less than 10 min to complete. Thank you for your participation.

- The ESGCIP SANEME-2 coordinators

ESGCIP Survey 2013: Definition and significance of salvage treatment for infections of critically ill patients

As you know very well from your daily practice, the emergence of multidrug resistant pathogens is challenging physicians and patients almost worldwide.

Our aims:

  • to investigate current perceptions of clinicians about what constitutes "salvage therapy"
  • to have a rough estimation of how many opportunities for non-established treatment regimens physicians treating critically ill patients have in their daily practice

The survey in now closed. Thank you for all your responses. We will publish the results in the near future.


Prof Jordi Rello (Chair)
Dr Garyphallia Poulakou (Secretary)
Prof Matteo Basseti (Treasurer)
Prof Helen Giamarellou (Honorary Member)
for the ESGCIP Executive Committee

New ESCMID Study Group

ESGCIP is a newly formed ESCMID Study Group, which has started its activities in the field of infections in critically ill patients. The constitutional meeting was held during the 21st ECCMID/27th ICC, 7-10 May 2011, Milan, Italy.



Planned Activities

  • Organise workshops and other sessions during the ECCMID annual meetings and outside ECCMID
  • Cooperate with ESICM during the annual European Conference of Critical Care Medicine
  • Organise and disseminate a European survey through an electronic questionnaire to track background knowledge and beliefs of HCWs on the topic of infections by multidrug-resistant bacteria. This data will form the basis of educational activities of the SG

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