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Volume 23 Supplement 1

Future of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) 2018


Publication of this supplement was supported by Fresenius Kabi. Information about the source of funding can be found in the individual articles. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by John Marini and Jean-Louis Vincent

  1. Progress toward determining the true worth of ongoing practices or value of recent innovations can be glacially slow when we insist on following the conventional stepwise scientific pathway. Moreover, a widely...

    Authors: John J. Marini, Daniel DeBacker, Luciano Gattinoni, Can Ince, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Pierre Singer, Mervyn Singer, Martin Westphal and Jean-Louis Vincent
    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23(Suppl 1):197
  2. Our current understanding of protective measures for avoiding ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) has evolved from targeting low tidal volumes to lowering plateau and driving pressure. Even when pressures ac...

    Authors: John J. Marini
    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23(Suppl 1):114
  3. Catecholamines are used to increase cardiac output and blood pressure, aiming ultimately at restoring/improving tissue perfusion. While intuitive in its concept, this approach nevertheless implies to be effect...

    Authors: Daniel De Backer and Pierre Foulon
    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23(Suppl 1):149
  4. This paper discusses the physiological and technological concepts that might form the future of critical care medicine. Initially, we discuss the need for a personalized approach and introduce the concept of p...

    Authors: Can Ince
    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23(Suppl 1):126
  5. The founding tenet of evidence-based medicine is to combine best evidence with clinical expertise. As David Sackett opined ‘Without clinical expertise, practice risks becoming tyrannised by evidence’. Rigid pr...

    Authors: Mervyn Singer
    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23(Suppl 1):127
  6. Critically ill patients require adequate nutritional support to meet energy requirements both during and after intensive care unit (ICU) stay to protect against severe catabolism and prevent significant decond...

    Authors: Pierre Singer
    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23(Suppl 1):139
  7. Until relatively recently, critical illness was considered as a separate entity and the intensive care unit (ICU), often a little cut-off from other areas of the hospital, was in many cases used as a last reso...

    Authors: Jean-Louis Vincent
    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23(Suppl 1):122