Evaluation of early antimicrobial therapy adaptation guided by the BetaLACTA® test: a case-control study
Published on: 28 June 2017
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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.
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of death in the general population, but in specific disease conditions a decrease in mortality has been reported. The obesity paradox in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients has been investigated in two recent meta-analyses. In this Editorial, Lorenzo Ball et al. examine the findings of these studies.
Published on: 28 June 2017
Published on: 24 June 2017
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Published on: 22 June 2017
Early predictors of poor outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Martinell et al.
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.
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
37th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM 2017)
Brussels, Belgium 21-24 March 2017
Sepsis 2016 Paris
Paris, France 6-8 December 2016
36th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM 2016)
Brussels, Belgium 15-18 March 2016
Agra, India 5-6 February 2016
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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.