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  1. Content type: Research

    ICU patients must be kept conscious, calm, and cooperative even during the critical phases of illness. Enteral administration of sedative drugs might avoid over sedation, and would be as adequate as intravenou...

    Authors: Giovanni Mistraletti, Michele Umbrello, Silvia Salini, Paolo Cadringher, Paolo Formenti, Davide Chiumello, Cristina Villa, Riccarda Russo, Silvia Francesconi, Federico Valdambrini, Giacomo Bellani, Alessandra Palo, Francesca Riccardi, Enrica Ferretti, Maurilio Festa, Anna Maria Gado…

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:3

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    Prolonged weaning is a major issue in intensive care patients and tracheostomy is one of the last resort options. Optimized patient-ventilator interaction is essential to weaning. The purpose of this study was...

    Authors: Olivier Lamouret, Laure Crognier, Fanny Vardon Bounes, Jean-Marie Conil, Caroline Dilasser, Thibaut Raimondi, Stephanie Ruiz, Antoine Rouget, Clément Delmas, Thierry Seguin, Vincent Minville and Bernard Georges

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:2

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    Although the utilization of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is increasing and its technology is evolving, only a few epidemiologic reports have described the uses and outcomes of ECMO. The aim of th...

    Authors: Moon Seong Baek, Sang-Min Lee, Chi Ryang Chung, Woo Hyun Cho, Young-Jae Cho, Sunghoon Park, So-My Koo, Jae-Seung Jung, Seung Yong Park, Youjin Chang, Byung Ju Kang, Jung-Hyun Kim, Jin Young Oh, So Hee Park, Jung-Wan Yoo, Yun Su Sim…

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:1

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    Cell-free plasma mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) levels are associated with endothelial dysfunction and differential outcomes in critical illness. A substantial alteration in metabolic homeostasis is commonly observ...

    Authors: Pär I. Johansson, Kiichi Nakahira, Angela J. Rogers, Michael J. McGeachie, Rebecca M. Baron, Laura E. Fredenburgh, John Harrington, Augustine M. K. Choi and Kenneth B. Christopher

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:360

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    The histopathology of sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients remains an understudied area. Previous studies have identified that acute tubular necrosis (ATN) is not the only dri...

    Authors: Adnan Aslan, Marius C. van den Heuvel, Coen A. Stegeman, Eliane R. Popa, Annemarie M. Leliveld, Grietje Molema, Jan G. Zijlstra, Jill Moser and Matijs van Meurs

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:359

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    Neutrophils release neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in response to invading pathogens. Although NETs play an important role in host defense against microbial pathogens, they have also been shown to play ...

    Authors: Carmen Mikacenic, Richard Moore, Victoria Dmyterko, T. Eoin West, William A. Altemeier, W. Conrad Liles and Christian Lood

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:358

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    Adrenomedullin (ADM) regulates vascular tone and endothelial permeability during sepsis. Levels of circulating biologically active ADM (bio-ADM) show an inverse relationship with blood pressure and a direct re...

    Authors: Alexandre Mebazaa, Christopher Geven, Alexa Hollinger, Xavier Wittebole, Benjamin Glen Chousterman, Alice Blet, Etienne Gayat, Oliver Hartmann, Paul Scigalla, Joachim Struck, Andreas Bergmann, Massimo Antonelli, Albertus Beishuizen, Jean-Michel Constantin, Charles Damoisel, Nicolas Deye…

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:354

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    Lung diseases such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) have a high incidence worldwide. The current drug therapies for ARDS have supportive effects, making them inefficient. New methods such as strom...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Mokhber Dezfouli, Massoumeh Jabbari Fakhr, Sirous Sadeghian Chaleshtori, Mohammad Mehdi Dehghan, Alireza Vajhi and Roshanak Mokhtari

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:353

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    The association between isolated admission heart rate (HR) and prognosis has been discussed, but not that between gross HR change and neurological outcome in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). ...

    Authors: Akihiko Inoue, Toru Hifumi, Yasuhiro Kuroda, Naoki Nishimoto, Kenya Kawakita, Susumu Yamashita, Yasutaka Oda, Kenji Dohi, Hitoshi Kobata, Eiichi Suehiro and Tsuyoshi Maekawa

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:352

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    While influenza-like-illness (ILI) surveillance is well-organized at primary care level in Europe, few data are available on more severe cases. With retrospective data from intensive care units (ICU) we aim to...

    Authors: Liselotte van Asten, Angie Luna Pinzon, Dylan W. de Lange, Evert de Jonge, Frederika Dijkstra, Sierk Marbus, Gé A. Donker, Wim van der Hoek and Nicolette F. de Keizer

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:351

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    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation in previously immunocompetent critically ill patients is associated with increased mortality, which has been hypothesized to result from virus-induced immunomodulation. There...

    Authors: Kirsten van de Groep, Stefan Nierkens, Olaf L. Cremer, Linda M. Peelen, Peter M. C. Klein Klouwenberg, Marcus J. Schultz, C. Erik Hack, Tom van der Poll, Marc J. M. Bonten and David S. Y. Ong

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:348

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    Sepsis is a heterogeneous disease and identification of its subclasses may facilitate and optimize clinical management. This study aimed to identify subclasses of sepsis and its responses to different amounts ...

    Authors: Zhongheng Zhang, Gensheng Zhang, Hemant Goyal, Lei Mo and Yucai Hong

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:347

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    Organ failure, including acute kidney injury (AKI), is the third leading cause of death after bleeding and brain injury in trauma patients. We sought to assess the prevalence, the risk factors and the impact o...

    Authors: Anatole Harrois, Benjamin Soyer, Tobias Gauss, Sophie Hamada, Mathieu Raux and Jacques Duranteau

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:344

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    The Letter to this article has been published in Critical Care 2019 23:35

  14. Content type: Review

    Recently, the use of nebulized antibiotics in the intensive care unit, in particular amikacin, has been the subject of much discussion, owing to unconvincing results from the latest randomized clinical trials....

    Authors: Antoni Torres, Anna Motos, Denise Battaglini and Gianluigi Li Bassi

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:343

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    Critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPNM) is a major cause of weakness in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, but current diagnostic tests are limited. We evaluated the generalizability and validity of single...

    Authors: Daniel A. Kelmenson, Dianna Quan and Marc Moss

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:342

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    The Editorial to this article has been published in Critical Care 2019 23:33

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    Tigecycline is a vital antibiotic treatment option for infections caused by multiresistant bacteria in the intensive care unit (ICU). Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in the ICU requiring con...

    Authors: A. Broeker, S. G. Wicha, C. Dorn, A. Kratzer, M. Schleibinger, F. Kees, A. Heininger, M. G. Kees and H. Häberle

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:341

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    Prior retrospective cross-sectional work has associated antimicrobials with a non-specific phrase: encephalopathy without seizures. The purpose of this study is to determine whether different classes of antimi...

    Authors: Jessica J. Grahl, Joanna L. Stollings, Shayan Rakhit, Anna K. Person, Li Wang, Jennifer L. Thompson, Pratik P. Pandharipande, E. Wesley Ely and Mayur B. Patel

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:337

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    Dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase 2 (DDAH2) regulates the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO) through the metabolism of the endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA). P...

    Authors: Simon Lambden, James Tomlinson, Sophie Piper, Anthony C. Gordon and James Leiper

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:336

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    The management of complaints in the setting of intensive care may provide opportunities to understand patient and family experiences and needs. However, there are limited reports on the structured application ...

    Authors: Jih-Shuin Jerng, Szu-Fen Huang, Hsin-Yu Yu, Yi-Chun Chan, Huang-Ju Liang, Huey-Wen Liang and Jui-Sheng Sun

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:335

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    In most countries, patients receiving mechanical ventilation (MV) are treated in intensive care units (ICUs). However, in some countries, including Japan, many patients on MV are not treated in ICUs. There are...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Iwashita, Kazuto Yamashita, Hiroshi Ikai, Masamitsu Sanui, Hiroshi Imai and Yuichi Imanaka

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:329

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  21. Content type: Letter

    Acute respiratory failure related to diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a typical presentation of small-vessel vasculitis that requires prompt multidisciplinary management. The primary treatment is based on ...

    Authors: Guillaume Geri, Benjamin Terrier, Farhad Heshmati, Hanafi Moussaoui, Julien Massot, Jean-Paul Mira, Luc Mouthon and Frédéric Pène

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:328

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    Sepsis-associated brain dysfunction (SABD) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The pathophysiology of SABD is multifactorial. One hypothesis is that impaired cerebral autoregulation (CAR) may resu...

    Authors: Ilaria Alice Crippa, Carles Subirà, Jean-Louis Vincent, Rafael Fernandez Fernandez, Silvia Cano Hernandez, Federica Zama Cavicchi, Jacques Creteur and Fabio Silvio Taccone

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:327

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    The Editorial to this article has been published in Critical Care 2019 23:54

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    The study objective was to assess the influence of neutropenia on outcome of critically ill cancer patients by meta-analysis of individual data. Secondary objectives were to assess the influence of neutropenia...

    Authors: Quentin Georges, Elie Azoulay, Djamel Mokart, Marcio Soares, Kyeongman Jeon, Sandra Oeyen, Chin Kook Rhee, Pascale Gruber, Marlies Ostermann, Quentin A. Hill, Pieter Depuydt, Christelle Ferra, Anne-Claire Toffart, Peter Schellongowski, Alice Müller, Virginie Lemiale…

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:326

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    Maximal left ventricular (LV) pressure rise (LV dP/dtmax), a classical marker of LV systolic function, requires LV catheterization, thus surrogate arterial pressure waveform measures have been proposed. We compar...

    Authors: Manuel Ignacio Monge Garcia, Zhongping Jian, Jos J. Settels, Charles Hunley, Maurizio Cecconi, Feras Hatib and Michael R. Pinsky

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:325

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  25. Content type: Research

    Survivors of intensive care are known to be at increased risk of developing longer-term psychopathology issues. We present a large UK multicentre study assessing the anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stre...

    Authors: Robert Hatch, Duncan Young, Vicki Barber, John Griffiths, David A. Harrison and Peter Watkinson

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:310

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  26. Content type: Research

    We evaluated whether Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score (ASPECTS) with some modifications could be used to predict neurological outcomes in patients after extracorporeal cardiopulmonary res...

    Authors: Jeong-Am Ryu, Young Hwan Lee, Chi Ryang Chung, Yang Hyun Cho, Kiick Sung, Kyeongman Jeon, Gee Young Suh, Taek Kyu Park, Joo Myung Lee, Minjung Kathy Chae, Jeong-Ho Hong, Sei Hee Lee, Hyoung Soo Kim and Jeong Hoon Yang

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:323

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    Infected pancreatic necrosis, which occurs in about 40% of patients admitted for acute necrotizing pancreatitis, requires combined antibiotic therapy and local drainage. Since 2010, drainage by open surgical n...

    Authors: Lucie Darrivere, Nathanael Lapidus, Nikias Colignon, Najim Chafai, Ulriikka Chaput, Franck Verdonk, François Paye and Thomas Lescot

    Citation: Critical Care 2018 22:321

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