Aims and scope
Editor's Pick: Promoting early identification of sepsis in hospitalized patients with nurse-led protocols
Sepsis remains a leading cause of mortality in critically ill patients worldwide. In this Editorial, Ruth Kleinpell explores recent studies exploring the impact of nurse-led sepsis screening interventions in improving early recognition of patients with sepsis.
Point-of-care testing for emergency assessment of coagulation in patients treated with direct oral anticoagulants
Published on: 15 February 2017
Hemodynamic monitoring in the era of evidence-based medicine
Saugel et al.
Towards precision medicine for sepsis patients
Pickkers and Nox
Published on: 19 April 2013
Published on: 18 March 2014
Published on: 9 April 2015
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 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.
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).
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
Latest podcast: ARDS - detection, outcomes and prognoses
Selected articles from the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2016
Published: 16 March 2016
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
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