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: The future of mechanical ventilation: lessons from the present and the past
In this review, Gattinoni et al. examine the current problems associated with mechanical ventilation and discuss ways to improve its safety by limiting tissue damage. They then devise a potential pathway towards ‘improved’ mechanical ventilation for a future patient.
Undetectable haptoglobin is associated with major adverse kidney events in critically ill burn patients
Published on: 26 September 2017
Published on: 20 September 2017
Open-chest versus closed-chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation in blunt trauma: analysis of a nationwide trauma registry
Akira Endo et al.
Double carbapenem as a rescue strategy for the treatment of severe carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniaeinfections: a two-center, matched case–control study
Gennaro De Pascale et al.
Combined use of serum (1,3)-β-d-glucan and procalcitonin for the early differential diagnosis between candidaemia and bacteraemia in intensive care units
Daniele Roberto Giacobbe et al.
Protocol based invasive intracranial pressure monitoring in acute liver failure: feasibility, safety and impact on management
Venkatakrishna Rajajee et al.
High-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy is superior to conventional oxygen therapy but not to noninvasive mechanical ventilation on intubation rate: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Huiying Zhao et al.
Published on: 19 April 2013
Published on: 18 March 2014
Published on: 9 April 2015
Featured article: 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.
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.
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.
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Published on: 13 September 2017
Published on: 07 September 2017
Published on: 04 September 2017
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
Latest podcast: The future of critical care
What does the future hold for the field of critical care medicine? How does the discipline differ from when Critical Care launched 20 years ago? In this podcast, Prof Jean-Louis Vincent introduces the new thematic series for the journal, The future of critical care, and answers the questions you asked us on Twitter.
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
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.