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  1. Content type: Research

    Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is characterized by the presence of acute decompensation (AD) of cirrhosis, organ failure, and high short-term mortality rates. Hemodynamic dysfunction and activation of e...

    Authors: Annarein J. C. Kerbert, Hein W. Verspaget, Àlex Amorós Navarro, Rajiv Jalan, Elsa Solà, Daniel Benten, François Durand, Pere Ginès, Johan J. van der Reijden, Bart van Hoek and Minneke J. Coenraad

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:321

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    To compare the efficacy of three antiseptic solutions [0.5%, and 1.0% alcohol/chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), and 10% aqueous povidone-iodine (PVI)] for the prevention of intravascular catheter colonization, we...

    Authors: Hideto Yasuda, Masamitsu Sanui, Takayuki Abe, Nobuaki Shime, Tetsuya Komuro, Junji Hatakeyama, Shohei Matsukubo, Shinji Kawano, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Kohkichi Andoh, Ryutaro Seo, Kyo Inoue, Eiichiro Noda, Nobuyuki Saito, Satoshi Nogami, Kentaro Okamoto…

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:320

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    When an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patient receives cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the emergency department (ED), blood laboratory test results can be obtained by using point-of-care testing...

    Authors: Jonghwan Shin, Yong Su Lim, Kyuseok Kim, Hui Jai Lee, Se Jong Lee, Euigi Jung, Kyoung Min You, Hyuk Jun Yang, Jin Joo Kim, Joonghee Kim, You Hwan Jo, Jae Hyuk Lee and Seong Youn Hwang

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:322

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  4. Content type: Research

    Burn patients are prone to infections which often necessitate broad antibiotic coverage. Vancomycin is a common antibiotic after burn injury and is administered alone (V), or in combination with imipenem-cilas...

    Authors: Gabriel Hundeshagen, David N. Herndon, Karel D. Capek, Ludwik K. Branski, Charles D. Voigt, Elizabeth A. Killion, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Michaela Sljivich, Andrew De Crescenzo, Ronald P. Mlcak, Michael P. Kinsky, Celeste C. Finnerty and William B. Norbury

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:318

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  5. Content type: Research

    An optimal therapy for the treatment of pneumonia caused by drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii remains unclear. This study aims to compare various antimicrobial strategies and to determine the most effective ...

    Authors: Su Young Jung, Seung Hee Lee, Soo Young Lee, Seungwon Yang, Hayeon Noh, Eun Kyoung Chung and Jangik I. Lee

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:319

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    Hyaluronic acid (HA), an extracellular matrix component, is degraded in response to local tissue injury or stress. In various animal models of lung injury, HA has been shown to play a mechanistic role in modul...

    Authors: Anthony J. Esposito, Pavan K. Bhatraju, Renee D. Stapleton, Mark M. Wurfel and Carmen Mikacenic

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:304

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    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-saving therapy in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients but is associated with complications and costs. Here, we validate various scores suppo...

    Authors: Michael Hilder, Frank Herbstreit, Michael Adamzik, Martin Beiderlinden, Markus Bürschen, Jürgen Peters and Ulrich H. Frey

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:301

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    Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is commonplace after cardiothoracic surgery. A rate control strategy using short-acting beta blockers is recommended as a first-line therapy in patients without hemodyn...

    Authors: William Fornier, Matthias Jacquet-Lagrèze, Thomas Collenot, Priscilla Teixeira, Philippe Portran, Rémi Schweizer, Michel Ovize and Jean-Luc Fellahi

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:302

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  9. Content type: Research

    Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble nutrient which cannot be synthesised or stored by humans. It is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and immune-supportive roles. Previous research has indicated ...

    Authors: Anitra C. Carr, Patrice C. Rosengrave, Simone Bayer, Steve Chambers, Jan Mehrtens and Geoff M. Shaw

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:300

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    The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in cases of near-fatal asthma (NFA) has increased, but the benefits and potential complications of this therapy have yet to be fully investigated.

    Authors: Hye Ju Yeo, Dohyung Kim, Doosoo Jeon, Yun Seong Kim, Peter Rycus and Woo Hyun Cho

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:297

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    Providing supplemental amino acids to ICU patients during a 3-h period results in improved whole-body net protein balance, without an increase in amino acid oxidation. The primary objective was to investigate ...

    Authors: Martin Sundström Rehal, Felix Liebau, Inga Tjäder, Åke Norberg, Olav Rooyackers and Jan Wernerman

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:298

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  12. Content type: Review

    In this review, we seek to highlight how critical illness and critical care affect longer-term outcomes, to underline the contribution of ICU delirium to cognitive dysfunction several months after ICU discharg...

    Authors: Elie Azoulay, Jean-Louis Vincent, Derek C. Angus, Yaseen M. Arabi, Laurent Brochard, Stephen J. Brett, Giuseppe Citerio, Deborah J. Cook, Jared Randall Curtis, Claudia C. dos Santos, E. Wesley Ely, Jesse Hall, Scott D. Halpern, Nicholas Hart, Ramona O. Hopkins, Theodore J. Iwashyna…

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:296

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    Predicting fluid responsiveness may help to avoid unnecessary fluid administration during acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the fol...

    Authors: Hodane Yonis, Laurent Bitker, Mylène Aublanc, Sophie Perinel Ragey, Zakaria Riad, Floriane Lissonde, Aurore Louf-Durier, Sophie Debord, Florent Gobert, Romain Tapponnier, Claude Guérin and Jean-Christophe Richard

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:295

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    As of 2009, anticoagulation with citrate was standard practice in continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) for critically ill patients at the University Medical Centre of Saarland, Germany. Partial hepatic ...

    Authors: Matthias Klingele, Theresa Stadler, Danilo Fliser, Timo Speer, Heinrich V. Groesdonk and Alexander Raddatz

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:294

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    Patients starting noninvasive ventilation (NIV) to treat acute respiratory failure are often unable to eat and therefore remain in the fasting state or receive nutritional support. Maintaining a good nutrition...

    Authors: Nicolas Terzi, Michael Darmon, Jean Reignier, Stéphane Ruckly, Maïté Garrouste-Orgeas, Alexandre Lautrette, Elie Azoulay, Bruno Mourvillier, Laurent Argaud, Laurent Papazian, Marc Gainnier, Dan Goldgran-Toledano, Samir Jamali, Anne-Sylvie Dumenil, Carole Schwebel and Jean-François Timsit

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:293

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  16. Content type: Research

    Left ventricular longitudinal strain (LVLS) is a modern measurement for LV function. However, strain measurement is often difficult in critically ill patients. We sought to show LVLS can be estimated using M-m...

    Authors: Stephen J. Huang, Iris Ting, Andrea M. Huang, Michel Slama and Anthony S. McLean

    Citation: Critical Care 2017 21:292

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