Aims and scope

Critical Care is a high-quality, peer-reviewed, international clinical medical journal. Critical Care aims to improve the care of critically ill patients by acquiring, discussing, distributing, and promoting evidence-based information relevant to intensivists. Critical Care aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the intensive care field.


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Editor profile

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.

Featured Review: The critical care management of poor-grade subarachnoid haemorrhage

The aim of this article, from de Oliveira Manoel et al., is to provide a summary of critical care management strategies applied to the subarachnoid haemorrhage population, especially for patients in poor neurological condition, on the basis of the modern concepts of early brain injury and delayed cerebral ischaemia.

Society affiliation

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).

Featured series

The progressive loss of antibiotic activity as a result of dissemination of antibacterial resistance genes is increasingly recognized as global threat to humankind. Critical Care introduces a series of papers that examine the problem of progressive antibiotic resistance in the ICU. These articles will focus on the mechanisms of resistance, spread of antibiotic resistance genes, efforts to limit the further spread of MDR pathogens, and novel current and future therapeutic approaches to respond to the challenge of antibiotic resistance. We hope this series will inform the clinician about steps that we can take to confront the threat of antibiotic resistance.

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35th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine.


Brussels, Belgium  17-20 March 2015