Celebrating Critical Care's 20th Anniversary
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Critical Care. To celebrate, we have put together a page to celebrate the great milestones of the journal, including a timeline, opinions from those in the field, links to some of our most popular articles and more.
Aims and scope
Editor's Pick: Effect of an automated notification system for deteriorating ward patients on clinical outcomes
A delayed response to the clinical deterioration of ward patients is common. In this study by Subbe et al., deployment of an electronic automated advisory vital signs monitoring and notification system to signal clinical deterioration in ward patients was associated with significant improvements in key patient-centered clinical outcomes.
Published on: 16 May 2017
Published on: 16 May 2017
Corticosteroids in septic shock: a systematic review and network meta-analysis
Gibbison et al.
Neuroanatomy of sepsis-associated encephalopathy
Heming et al.
Anemia and blood transfusion in the critically ill patient with cardiovascular disease
Docherty and Walsh
Published on: 19 April 2013
Published on: 18 March 2014
Published on: 9 April 2015
Featured article: Hemodynamic monitoring in the era of evidence-based medicine
In this editorial, Saugel et al. discuss how the lack of formal evidence showing that haemodynamic monitoring (HM) can improve patient outcome may be explained by shortcomings of the EBM methodology in the field, as well as by HM itself.
Prof Jean-Louis Vincent, Editor-in-Chief
Prof Vincent is Professor of intensive care at the University of Brussels and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at the Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He is President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) and a Past-President of the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS) and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He is member of the Royal Medical Academy of Belgium.
Selected articles from the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2017
Published: 21 March 2017
The future of critical care
Edited by Jean-Louis Vincent
Physiology of the circulation
Edited by Sheldon Magder
Echography in critically ill patients
Edited by Daniel De Backer
Pyrexia in the ICU
Edited by Lui Forni
Acute Kidney Injury
Edited by Michael Joannidis
Edited by Fabio Silvio Taccone
Antibiotic resistance in the ICU
Edited by Steven Opal
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Sepsis 2016 Paris
Paris, France 6-8 December 2016
36th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM)
Brussels, Belgium 15-18 March 2016
Agra, India 5-6 February 2016
Expedited peer review
We recognise that scientifically sound, high quality manuscripts are often turned away from broad-scope "high-impact" journals based on the issue of "general interest." Critical Care will consider rapid publication of such manuscripts if they are submitted together with the original peer reviewer reports, letter of rejection, and a rebuttal. Please also mention this in your cover letter.
Additional peer review may be necessary and the final decision will be made by the Editor.
Video abstract: The digestive tract as the origin of systemic inflammation
Failure of gut homeostasis is an important factor in the pathogenesis and progression of systemic inflammation, which can culminate in multiple organ failure and fatality. In this review, de Jong et el. examine the cellular and biochemical players in the gut which lead to this.