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Volume 17 Supplement 1

Critical Care: A selective look back and a glimpse forward


Edited by John J Marini

The supplement was proposed by Fresenius Kabi based on presentations from the 'Future of critical care medicine (FCCM) 2012: Today's practice and a look to the future' symposium. Articles were commissioned by the journal, were independently prepared by the authors and have been peer reviewed by the journal. The Supplement Editor declares that they have no competing interests. Publication of this supplement was supported by Fresenius Kabi.

Future of critical care medicine (FCCM) 2012: Today's practice and a look to the future.

Cebu, Philippines12-13 January 2013

  1. The ability to compensate for life-threatening failure of respiratory function is perhaps the signature technology of intensive care medicine. Unchanging needs for providing effective life-support with minimiz...

    Authors: John J Marini
    Citation: Critical Care 2013 17(Suppl 1):S1
  2. The greatest advances in critical care over the past two decades have been achieved through doing less to the patient. We have learnt through salutary experience that our burgeoning Master-of-the-Universe capa...

    Authors: Mervyn Singer
    Citation: Critical Care 2013 17(Suppl 1):S3
  3. Current hemodynamic monitoring of critically ill patients is mainly focused on monitoring of pressure-derived hemodynamic variables related to systemic circulation. Increasingly, oxygen transport pathways and ...

    Authors: Abele Donati, Dick Tibboel and Can Ince
    Citation: Critical Care 2013 17(Suppl 1):S5
  4. Intravenous fluid therapy has evolved significantly over time. From the initial report of the first intravenous administration of sodium-chloride-based solution to the development of goal-directed fluid therap...

    Authors: Karsten Bartels, Robert H Thiele and Tong J Gan
    Citation: Critical Care 2013 17(Suppl 1):S6

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Critical Care 2013 17:S10

  5. The future of critical care medicine will be shaped not only by the evidence-validated foundations of science, but also by innovations based on unproven and, in many cases, untested concepts and thoughtful vis...

    Authors: John J Marini, Jean-Louis Vincent, Paul Wischmeyer, Mervyn Singer, Luciano Gattinoni, Can Ince and Tong Joo Gan
    Citation: Critical Care 2013 17(Suppl 1):S9