In the past 25 years, the journal has published novel, up-to-date studies contributing to improve the care of critically ill patients by acquiring, discussing, distributing and promoting scientific content that remains relevant to intensivists.
To celebrate this anniversary, we have compiled 25 Critical Care influential publications, one per each publication year, starting from the very beginning of the journal prestigious history.
Systematic review: The use of diuretics and dopamine in acute renal failure: a systematic review of the evidence
John A Kellum
Critical Care 1997 1:53
Acute respiratory distress syndrome: estimated incidence and mortality rate in a 5 million-person population base
H. Neal Reynolds, Maureen McCunn, Ulf Borg, et al.
Critical Care 1998 2:29
Comparison of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) plasma concentrations at different SOFA scores during the course of sepsis and MODS
Michael Meisner, Klaus Tschaikowsky, Thomas Palmaers & Joachim Schmidt
Critical Care 1999 3:45
Using heart-lung interactions to assess fluid responsiveness during mechanical ventilation
Frédéric Michard & Jean-Louis Teboul
Critical Care 2000 4:282
Predisposing factors for delirium in the surgical intensive care unit
Mustafa Aldemir, Sakir Özen, Ismail H Kara, et al.
Critical Care 2001 5:265
Clinical review: Myocardial depression in sepsis and septic shock
Olivier Court, Aseem Kumar, Joseph E Parrillo & Anand Kumar
Critical Care 2002 6:500
Clinical review: Severe malaria
Andrej Trampuz, Matjaz Jereb, Igor Muzlovic & Rajesh M Prabhu
Critical Care 2003 7:315
Acute renal failure – definition, outcome measures, animal models, fluid therapy and information technology needs: the Second International Consensus Conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) Group
Rinaldo Bellomo, Claudio Ronco, John A Kellum, et al. for the ADQI workgroup
Critical Care 2004 8:R204
Early goal-directed therapy after major surgery reduces complications and duration of hospital stay. A randomised, controlled trial [ISRCTN38797445]
Rupert Pearse, Deborah Dawson, Jayne Fawcett, et al.
Critical Care 2005 9:R687 (2005)
Real-time ultrasound-guided catheterisation of the internal jugular vein: a prospective comparison with the landmark technique in critical care patients
Dimitrios Karakitsos, Nicolaos Labropoulos, Eric De Groot, et al.
Critical Care 2006 10:R162
Acute Kidney Injury Network: report of an initiative to improve outcomes in acute kidney injury
Ravindra L Mehta, John A Kellum, Sudhir V Shah, et al for the Acute Kidney Injury Network
Critical Care 2007 11:R31
A positive fluid balance is associated with a worse outcome in patients with acute renal failure
Didier Payen, Anne Cornélie de Pont, Yasser Sakr, et al.
Critical Care 2008 12:R74
Increasing arterial blood pressure with norepinephrine does not improve microcirculatory blood flow: a prospective study
Arnaldo Dubin, Mario O Pozo, Christian A Casabella, et al.
Critical Care 2009 13:R92
Sepsis biomarkers: a review
Charalampos Pierrakos & Jean-Louis Vincent
Critical Care 2010 14:R15
Identifying critically ill patients who benefit the most from nutrition therapy: the development and initial validation of a novel risk assessment tool
Daren K Heyland, Rupinder Dhaliwal, Xuran Jiang & Andrew G Day
Critical Care 2011 15:R268
Therapeutic and toxic blood concentrations of nearly 1,000 drugs and other xenobiotics
Martin Schulz, Stefanie Iwersen-Bergmann, Hilke Andresen & Achim Schmoldt
Critical Care 2012 16:R136
Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of acute kidney injury: a KDIGO summary (Part 1)
John A Kellum & Norbert Lameire for the KDIGO AKI Guideline Work Group
Critical Care 2013 17:204
Ventilator-associated pneumonia in the ICU
Atul Ashok Kalanuria, Wendy Zai & Marek Mirski
Critical Care 2014 18:208
Burn wound healing and treatment: review and advancements
Matthew P. Rowan, Leopoldo C. Cancio, Eric A. Elster, et al.
Critical Care 2015 19:243
The European guideline on management of major bleeding and coagulopathy following trauma: fourth edition
Rolf Rossaint, Bertil Bouillon, Vladimir Cerny, et al.
Critical Care 2016 20:100
A pilot clinical trial of recombinant human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in acute respiratory distress syndrome
Akram Khan, Cody Benthin, Brian Zeno, et al.
Critical Care 2017 21:234
Anxiety, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after critical illness: a UK-wide prospective cohort study
Robert Hatch, Duncan Young, Vicki Barber, et al.
Critical Care 2018 22:310
The European guideline on management of major bleeding and coagulopathy following trauma: fifth edition
Donat R. Spahn, Bertil Bouillon, Vladimir Cerny, et al.
Critical Care 2019 23:98
COVID-19 pneumonia: ARDS or not?
Luciano Gattinoni, Davide Chiumello & Sandra Rossi
Critical Care 2020 24:154
Ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients with COVID-19
Mailis Maes, Ellen Higginson, Joana Pereira-Dias, et al.
Critical Care 2021 25:25