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  1. Content type: Research

    The aim was to determine the prevalence and impact of an occluded “culprit” artery (OCA) in patients with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI).

    Authors: Chi-Sheng Hung, Ying-Hsien Chen, Ching-Chang Huang, Mao-Shin Lin, Chih-Fan Yeh, Hung-Yuan Li and Hsien-Li Kao

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:34

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  2. Content type: Research

    Hypernatraemia is common in inpatients and is associated with substantial morbidity. Its differential diagnosis is challenging, and delayed treatment may have devastating consequences. The most important hormo...

    Authors: Nicole Nigro, Bettina Winzeler, Isabelle Suter-Widmer, Philipp Schuetz, Birsen Arici, Martina Bally, Julie Refardt, Matthias Betz, Gani Gashi, Sandrine A. Urwyler, Lukas Burget, Claudine A. Blum, Andreas Bock, Andreas Huber, Beat Müller and Mirjam Christ-Crain

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:33

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  3. Content type: Research

    In mechanically ventilated patients, an increase in cardiac index during an end-expiratory-occlusion test predicts fluid responsiveness. To identify this rapid increase in cardiac index, continuous and instant...

    Authors: Delphine Georges, Hugues de Courson, Romain Lanchon, Musa Sesay, Karine Nouette-Gaulain and Matthieu Biais

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:32

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    Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) is a common manifestation of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but delayed diagnosis can increase mortality. In this proof of principle study, the emergency physici...

    Authors: Ingo Bergmann, Benedikt Büttner, Elena Teut, Claudius Jacobshagen, José Hinz, Michael Quintel, Ashham Mansur and Markus Roessler

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:29

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  5. Content type: Research

    The usefulness of the quick Sequential (Sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score in providing bedside criteria for early prediction of poor outcomes in patients with suspected infection remains c...

    Authors: Jae-Uk Song, Cheol Kyung Sin, Hye Kyeong Park, Sung Ryul Shim and Jonghoo Lee

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:28

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  6. Content type: Editorial

    Treating respiratory distress is a priority when managing critically ill patients. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is increasingly used as a tool to prevent endotracheal intubation. Providing oral or enteral nu...

    Authors: Pierre Singer and Sornwichate Rattanachaiwong

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:27

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    The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:293

  7. Content type: Research

    Assessing alveolar recruitment at different positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels is a major clinical and research interest because protective ventilation implies opening the lung without inducing ove...

    Authors: Savino Spadaro, Tommaso Mauri, Stephan H. Böhm, Gaetano Scaramuzzo, Cecilia Turrini, Andreas D. Waldmann, Riccardo Ragazzi, Antonio Pesenti and Carlo Alberto Volta

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:26

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  8. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to describe the population pharmacokinetics (PK) of meropenem in critically ill patients receiving sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED).

    Authors: Stephan Braune, Christina König, Jason A. Roberts, Axel Nierhaus, Oliver Steinmetz, Michael Baehr, Stefan Kluge and Claudia Langebrake

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:25

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  9. Content type: Research

    Pharmacologic stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is recommended in critically ill patients with high risk of stress-related gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. However, as to patients receiving enteral feeding, the pr...

    Authors: Hui-Bin Huang, Wei Jiang, Chun-Yao Wang, Han-Yu Qin and Bin Du

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:20

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  10. Content type: Research

    Little is known about documentation during transitions of patient care between clinical specialties. Therefore, we examined the focus, structure and purpose of physician progress notes for patients transferred...

    Authors: Kyla N. Brown, Jeanna Parsons Leigh, Hasham Kamran, Sean M. Bagshaw, Rob A. Fowler, Peter M. Dodek, Alexis F. Turgeon, Alan J. Forster, Francois Lamontagne, Andrea Soo and Henry T. Stelfox

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:19

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  11. Content type: Research

    Prognostic models—used in critical care medicine for mortality predictions, for benchmarking and for illness stratification in clinical trials—have been validated predominantly in high-income countries. These ...

    Authors: Rashan Haniffa, Ilhaam Isaam, A. Pubudu De Silva, Arjen M. Dondorp and Nicolette F. De Keizer

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:18

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  12. Content type: Review

    The incidence of delayed graft function in patients undergoing kidney transplantation remains significant. Optimal fluid therapy has been shown to decrease delayed graft function after renal transplantation. T...

    Authors: Maria Helena Calixto Fernandes, Thomas Schricker, Sheldon Magder and Roupen Hatzakorzian

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:14

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  13. Content type: Research

    Optimal glycaemic targets for patients with severe traumatic brain injury remain unclear. The primary objective of this microdialysis study was to compare cerebral metabolism with strict versus conventional gl...

    Authors: Mark P. Plummer, Natalia Notkina, Ivan Timofeev, Peter J. Hutchinson, Mark E. Finnis and Arun K. Gupta

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:16

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  14. Content type: Research

    Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a major cause of death worldwide and occurs with variable severity. There are few studies focused on the expression of soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator recepto...

    Authors: Qiongzhen Luo, Pu Ning, Yali Zheng, Ying Shang, Bing Zhou and Zhancheng Gao

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:15

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  15. Content type: Research

    In the critically ill, energy delivery from enteral nutrition (EN) is often less than the estimated energy requirement. Parenteral nutrition (PN) as a supplement to EN may increase energy delivery. We aimed to...

    Authors: Emma J. Ridley, Andrew R. Davies, Rachael Parke, Michael Bailey, Colin McArthur, Lyn Gillanders, D. James Cooper and Shay McGuinness

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:12

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  16. Content type: Research

    There is extensive documentation on skeletal muscle protein depletion during the initial phase of critical illness. However, for intensive care unit (ICU) long-stayers, objective data are very limited. In this...

    Authors: Lena Gamrin-Gripenberg, Martin Sundström-Rehal, Daniel Olsson, Jonathan Grip, Jan Wernerman and Olav Rooyackers

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:13

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  17. Content type: Research

    We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled studies evaluating any drug, technique or device aimed at improving the success rate or safety of tracheal intubation in the critically ill.

    Authors: Luca Cabrini, Giovanni Landoni, Martina Baiardo Radaelli, Omar Saleh, Carmine D. Votta, Evgeny Fominskiy, Alessandro Putzu, Cézar Daniel Snak de Souza, Massimo Antonelli, Rinaldo Bellomo, Paolo Pelosi and Alberto Zangrillo

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:6

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