H1N1 Initiative

Building on existing clinical registries of patients with severe H1N1 infection developed by the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group, ARDSNet, the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), and the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) in the United Kingdom, we have developed a common registry to capture data describing critically ill patients with severe H1N1 infection. This large registry will permit real-time analysis of the H1N1 pandemic, and enable collaborative studies of epidemiology and risk factors, management strategies, and clinical outcomes.

Those caring for critically ill patients with severe H1N1 disease are urged to contribute patients to this global resource.


H1N1 Update

As of January 31, 2010, worldwide more than 209 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including over 15,174 deaths.

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