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Table 2 Topics of pro-con debates at the 26th ISICEM

From: 26th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, 21–24 March 2006, Brussels, Belgium

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines
Steroids in sepsis
Pressure-volume curves are important in acute respiratory distress syndrome
Pressure control is better than volume control
ARDSnet protocols should dictate ventilator management
Colloids in sepsis
Non-invasive ventilation in postextubation failure
Innate immunity should be enhanced in acute lung injury
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract
Lung recruitment in acute respiratory distress syndrome
Let us pull out the pulmonary artery catheter
The methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus patient should be isolated