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  1. Content type: Research

    Invasive fungal infections (IFI) are difficult to diagnose, especially in critically ill patients. As the mannose receptor (MR) is shed from macrophage cell surfaces after exposure to fungi, we investigate whe...

    Authors: Greet De Vlieger, Ilse Vanhorebeek, Pieter J. Wouters, Inge Derese, Michael P. Casaer, Yves Debaveye, Greet Hermans, Philippe Meersseman, Holger J. Møller, Greet Van den Berghe and Catherine Ingels

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:270

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    Data that indicate vitamin A status in critically ill children with sepsis are sparse. The association between serum vitamin A levels and the clinical outcomes of sepsis has not been well assessed. The aim of ...

    Authors: Xuepeng Zhang, Kaiying Yang, Linwen Chen, Xuelian Liao, Liping Deng, Siyuan Chen and Yi Ji

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:267

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  3. Content type: Review

    Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-A ECMO) is an increasingly adopted life-saving mechanical circulatory support for a number of potentially reversible or treatable cardiac diseases. It is al...

    Authors: Eleonora Bonicolini, Gennaro Martucci, Jorik Simons, Giuseppe M. Raffa, Cristina Spina, Valeria Lo Coco, Antonio Arcadipane, Michele Pilato and Roberto Lorusso

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:266

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    Bedside functional hemodynamic assessment has gained in popularity in the last years to overcome the limitations of static or dynamic indexes in predicting fluid responsiveness. The aim of this systematic revi...

    Authors: Antonio Messina, Antonio Dell’Anna, Marta Baggiani, Flavia Torrini, Gian Marco Maresca, Victoria Bennett, Laura Saderi, Giovanni Sotgiu, Massimo Antonelli and Maurizio Cecconi

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:264

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    We assessed the effect of liberal versus restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategy on survival outcome in sepsis or septic shock by systematically reviewing the literature and synthesizing evidence from ...

    Authors: Yohei Hirano, Yukari Miyoshi, Yutaka Kondo, Ken Okamoto and Hiroshi Tanaka

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:262

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    For every day a person is dependent on mechanical ventilation, respiratory and cardiac complications increase, quality of life decreases and costs increase by > $USD 1500. Interventions that improve respirator...

    Authors: Euan J. McCaughey, Annemijn H. Jonkman, Claire L. Boswell-Ruys, Rachel A. McBain, Elizabeth A. Bye, Anna L. Hudson, David W. Collins, Leo M. A. Heunks, Angus J. McLachlan, Simon C. Gandevia and Jane E. Butler

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:261

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    The endothelial glycocalyx (eGC) covers the luminal surface of the vascular endothelium and plays an important protective role in systemic inflammatory states and particularly in sepsis. Its breakdown leads to...

    Authors: Alexandros Rovas, Laura Mareen Seidel, Hans Vink, Timo Pohlkötter, Hermann Pavenstädt, Christian Ertmer, Michael Hessler and Philipp Kümpers

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:260

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    Intravenous fluids, an essential component of sepsis resuscitation, may paradoxically worsen outcomes by exacerbating endothelial injury. Preclinical models suggest that fluid resuscitation degrades the endoth...

    Authors: Joseph A. Hippensteel, Ryo Uchimido, Patrick D. Tyler, Ryan C. Burke, Xiaorui Han, Fuming Zhang, Sarah A. McMurtry, James F. Colbert, Christopher J. Lindsell, Derek C. Angus, John A. Kellum, Donald M. Yealy, Robert J. Linhardt, Nathan I. Shapiro and Eric P. Schmidt

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:259

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    Diagnosis of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute coronary artery occlusion in ICU can be difficult, and an inappropriate intervention is potentially harmful. Myocardial contrast perfusion echo ...

    Authors: Sam Orde, Michel Slama, Faraz Pathan, Stephen Huang and Anthony Mclean

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:257

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    Acute kidney injury (AKI) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a well-known predictor for mortality. However, the natural course of AKI including recovery rate after OHCA is uncertain. This study inv...

    Authors: Yoo Seok Park, Yoon Hee Choi, Je Hyeok Oh, In Soo Cho, Kyoung-Chul Cha, Byung-Sun Choi and Je Sung You

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:256

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  11. Content type: Correction

    In the publication of this article [1], there are two errors in contributing author affiliations. This has now been included in this correction article.

    Authors: Kordo Saeed, Darius Cameron Wilson, Frank Bloos, Philipp Schuetz, Yuri van der Does, Olle Melander, Pierre Hausfater, Jacopo M. Legramante, Yann-Erick Claessens, Deveendra Amin, Mari Rosenqvist, Graham White, Beat Mueller, Maarten Limper, Carlota Clemente Callejo, Antonella Brandi…

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:255

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    The original article was published in Critical Care 2019 23:40

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    Although low tidal volume is strongly recommended for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), whether or not the benefit varies according to the severity of ARDS remains unclear. This study aimed to invest...

    Authors: Yanfei Shen, Guolong Cai, Shijin Gong, Lei Dong, Jing Yan and Wanru Cai

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:254

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    Cognitive impairment and psychological distress are common in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. Early identification of affected individuals is important, so intervention and treatment can be utilized at an...

    Authors: Emily Brück, Jacob W. Larsson, Julie Lasselin, Matteo Bottai, Tatja Hirvikoski, Eva Sundman, Michael Eberhardson, Peter Sackey and Peder S. Olofsson

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:253

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    To compare the efficacy of systemic treatment with linezolid (LNZ) versus vancomycin (VAN) on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) burden and eradication in endotracheal tube (ETT) biofilm and ETT c...

    Authors: Laia Fernández-Barat, Ana Motos, Mauro Panigada, Francisco Álvarez-Lerma, Lucía Viña, Ruben Lopez-Aladid, Adrian Ceccato, Gianluigi Li Bassi, David P. Nicolau, Yuli Lopez, Laura Muñoz, Laura Guerrero, Dolors Soy, Trinidad Israel, Pedro Castro and Antoni Torres

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:251

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    Socioeconomic variables impact health outcomes but have rarely been evaluated in critical illness. Low- and middle-income countries bear the highest burden of sepsis and also have significant health inequities...

    Authors: Elisa Estenssoro, Cecilia I. Loudet, Vanina S. K. Edul, Javier Osatnik, Fernando G. Ríos, Daniela N. Vásquez, Mario O. Pozo, Bernardo Lattanzio, Fernando Pálizas, Francisco Klein, Damián Piezny, Paolo N. Rubatto Birri, Graciela Tuhay, Anatilde Díaz, Analía Santamaría, Graciela Zakalik…

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:250

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    Recent studies have suggested a low potential risk for contrast medium-induced kidney injury in patients with relatively normal renal function. However, whether contrast media cause additional deterioration of...

    Authors: Yuya Goto, Kansuke Koyama, Shinshu Katayama, Ken Tonai, Jun Shima, Toshitaka Koinuma and Shin Nunomiya

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:249

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    Sufentanil is commonly used for analgesia and sedation during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Both ECMO and the pathophysiological changes derived from critical illness have significant effects on ...

    Authors: Jongsung Hahn, Seungwon Yang, Kyoung Lok Min, Dasohm Kim, Byung Hak Jin, Changhun Park, Min Soo Park, Jin Wi and Min Jung Chang

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:248

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    Sepsis remains a complex medical problem and a major challenge in healthcare. Diagnostics and outcome predictions are focused on physiological parameters with less consideration given to patients’ medical back...

    Authors: Zsolt Zador, Alexander Landry, Michael D. Cusimano and Nophar Geifman

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:247

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    In critically ill patients, poor patient-ventilator interaction may worsen outcomes. Although sedatives are often administered to improve comfort and facilitate ventilation, they can be deleterious. Whether op...

    Authors: Candelaria de Haro, Rudys Magrans, Josefina López-Aguilar, Jaume Montanyà, Enrico Lena, Carles Subirà, Sol Fernandez-Gonzalo, Gemma Gomà, Rafael Fernández, Guillermo M. Albaiceta, Yoanna Skrobik, Umberto Lucangelo, Gastón Murias, Ana Ochagavia, Robert M. Kacmarek, Montserrat Rue…

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:245

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    Epidemiologic data have shown an increasing incidence and declining mortality rate in sepsis. However, confounding effects due to differences in disease classification might have contributed to these trends.

    Authors: Robert Luhr, Yang Cao, Bo Söderquist and Sara Cajander

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:241

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    ICU-acquired weakness is a debilitating consequence of prolonged critical illness that is associated with poor outcome. Recently, premorbid obesity has been shown to protect against such illness-induced muscle...

    Authors: Chloë Goossens, Ruben Weckx, Sarah Derde, Thomas Dufour, Sarah Vander Perre, Lies Pauwels, Steven E. Thiessen, Paul P. Van Veldhoven, Greet Van den Berghe and Lies Langouche

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:236

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    Necroptosis, a form of programmed cell death mediated by receptor interacting serine/threonine-protein kinase-3 (RIPK3), is implicated in murine models of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We hypothe...

    Authors: Michael G. S. Shashaty, John P. Reilly, Hilary E. Faust, Caitlin M. Forker, Caroline A. G. Ittner, Peggy X. Zhang, Meghan J. Hotz, David Fitzgerald, Wei Yang, Brian J. Anderson, Daniel N. Holena, Paul N. Lanken, Jason D. Christie, Nuala J. Meyer and Nilam S. Mangalmurti

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:235

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    Perioperative goal-directed therapy (GDT) reduces the risk of renal injury. However, several questions remain unanswered, such as target, kind of patients and surgery, and role of fluids and inotropes. We ther...

    Authors: Mariateresa Giglio, Lidia Dalfino, Filomena Puntillo and Nicola Brienza

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:232

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    Sepsis survivors often develop chronic critical illness (CCI) and demonstrate the persistent inflammation, immunosuppression, and catabolism syndrome predisposing them to long-term functional limitations and h...

    Authors: Carlo Custodero, Quran Wu, Gabriela L. Ghita, Stephen D. Anton, Scott C. Brakenridge, Babette A. Brumback, Philip A. Efron, Anna K. Gardner, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Lyle L. Moldawer, John W. Petersen, Frederick A. Moore and Robert T. Mankowski

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:230

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    The last decade, there have been many initiatives worldwide to increase the number of organ donors. However, it is not clear which initiatives are most effective. The aim of this study is to provide an overvie...

    Authors: Marloes Witjes, Nichon E. Jansen, Johannes G. van der Hoeven and Wilson F. Abdo

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:227

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    The first FDA-approved test to assess risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), [TIMP-2]•[IGFBP7], is clinically available in many parts of the world, including the USA and Europe. We sought to understand how the te...

    Authors: Louis M. Guzzi, Tobias Bergler, Brian Binnall, Daniel T. Engelman, Lui Forni, Michael J. Germain, Eric Gluck, Ivan Göcze, Michael Joannidis, Jay L. Koyner, V. Seenu Reddy, Thomas Rimmelé, Claudio Ronco, Julien Textoris, Alexander Zarbock and John A. Kellum

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:225

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    During the initial phase of critical illness, the association between the dose of nutrition support and mortality risk may vary among patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) because the prevalence of malnutr...

    Authors: Charles Chin Han Lew, Gabriel Jun Yung Wong, Ka Po Cheung, Robert J. L. Fraser, Ai Ping Chua, Mary Foong Fong Chong and Michelle Miller

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:222

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