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: Shock induced endotheliopathy (SHINE) in acute critical illness - a unifying pathophysiologic mechanism
In this review, Johannson et al. identify a potential unifying pathologic link between sympathoadrenal hyperactivation, endotheliopathy, and poor outcome. The pathophysiology of this proposed disease entity, shock induced endotheliopathy (SHINE), is then discussed.
Published on: 22 March 2017
Published on: 21 March 2017
Published on: 21 March 2017
Predicting critical illness mortality and personalizing therapy: moving to multi-dimensional data
Puthucheary and Wischmeyer
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.
Featured article: The inflammatory response to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a technology capable of providing short-term mechanical support to the heart, lungs or both. In this article, Millar et al. review the pathophysiology of the inflammatory response to ECMO, highlighting the complex interactions between arms of the innate immune response, the endothelium and coagulation.
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.
Critical Care is affiliated with The International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM).
ISICEM is held every March and is organised by the Departments of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine of Erasme University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, in association with the Belgian Society of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (SIZ).
Selected articles from the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2017
Published: 21 March 2017
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
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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.