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  1. Content type: Research

    Sepsis remains one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In approximately 30–50% of cases of suspected sepsis, no pathogen is isolated, disabling the clinician to treat the patient...

    Authors: Rishi S. Nannan Panday, Eline M. J. Lammers, Nadia Alam and Prabath W. B. Nanayakkara

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:182

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    A Letter has been published.

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    The effect of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy in patients after planned extubation remains inconclusive. We aimed to perform a rigorous and comprehensive systematic meta-analysis to robustly quantify th...

    Authors: Youfeng Zhu, Haiyan Yin, Rui Zhang, Xiaoling Ye and Jianrui Wei

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:180

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    Fluid challenge (FC) is one of the most common practices in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The present study aimed to evaluate whether echocardiographic assessment of the response to FC at the end of the infusion ...

    Authors: Claire Roger, Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Christophe Demattei, Karim Lakhal, Gael Piton, Benjamin Louart, Jean-Michel Constantin, Russell Chabanne, Jean-Sébastien Faure, Yazine Mahjoub, Isabelle Desmeulles, Hervé Quintard, Jean-Yves Lefrant and Laurent Muller

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:179

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    Timely initiation of physical, occupational, and speech therapy in critically ill patients is crucial to reduce morbidity and improve outcomes. Over a 5-year time interval, we sought to determine the utilizati...

    Authors: Clare C. Prohaska, Peter D. Sottile, Amy Nordon-Craft, Matt D. Gallagher, Ellen L. Burnham, Brendan J. Clark, Michael Ho, Tyree H. Kiser, R. William Vandivier, Wenhui Liu, Margaret Schenkman and Marc Moss

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:175

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    We aimed to examine recent trends in patient characteristics and mortality in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT), including continuous RRT (CRRT) and intermittent...

    Authors: Yoshihisa Miyamoto, Masao Iwagami, Shotaro Aso, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Yoshifumi Hamasaki, Masaomi Nangaku and Kent Doi

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:172

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    Cerebral hypoperfusion may aggravate neurological damage after cardiac arrest. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) provides information on cerebral oxygenation but its relevance during post-resuscitation care is...

    Authors: Pekka Jakkula, Johanna Hästbacka, Matti Reinikainen, Ville Pettilä, Pekka Loisa, Marjaana Tiainen, Erika Wilkman, Stepani Bendel, Thomas Birkelund, Anni Pulkkinen, Minna Bäcklund, Sirkku Heino, Sari Karlsson, Hiski Kopponen and Markus B. Skrifvars

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:171

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    Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) are disseminating worldwide leading to increased hospital length of stay and mortality in intensive care units (ICU). ESBL-E dissemination wa...

    Authors: Renaud Prevel, Alexandre Boyer, Fatima M’Zali, Agnès Lasheras, Jean-Ralph Zahar, Anne-Marie Rogues and Didier Gruson

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:170

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    Septic shock is the most severe phase of sepsis and is associated with high rates of mortality. However, early stage prediction of septic shock outcomes remains difficult. Metabolomic techniques have emerged a...

    Authors: Zhicheng Liu, Mohamed N. Triba, Roland Amathieu, Xiangping Lin, Nadia Bouchemal, Edith Hantz, Laurence Le Moyec and Philippe Savarin

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:169

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    Catecholamines, especially norepinephrine, are the most frequently used vasopressors for treating patients with septic shock. During the recent decades, terlipressin, vasopressin V1A agonist, and even Ca2+ sensit...

    Authors: Lu Cheng, Jing Yan, Shutang Han, Qiuhua Chen, Mingqi Chen, Hua Jiang and Jun Lu

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:168

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  10. Content type: Research

    To elucidate the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and to examine the impact of target temperature management (TTM) and early coronary angiography on renal func...

    Authors: Malin Rundgren, Susann Ullén, Matt P. G. Morgan, Guy Glover, Julius Cranshaw, Nawaf Al-Subaie, Andrew Walden, Michael Joannidis, Marlies Ostermann, Josef Dankiewicz, Niklas Nielsen and Matthew P. Wise

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:163

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate oxidative stress from glutathione depletion in critically ill patients with a septic shock through the abnormal presence of pyroglutamic acid (PyroGlu) in the urine (indir...

    Authors: Yenifer Gamarra, Felipe C. Santiago, Jorge Molina-López, José Castaño, Lourdes Herrera-Quintana, Álvaro Domínguez and Elena Planells

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:162

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  12. Content type: Research

    The optimal securement method of endotracheal tubes is unknown but should prevent dislodgement while minimizing complications. The use of an endotracheal tube fastener might reduce complications among critical...

    Authors: Janna S. Landsperger, Jesse M. Byram, Bradley D. Lloyd and Todd W. Rice

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:161

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    Recent evidence suggests that acetate-buffered infusions result in better hemodynamic stabilization than 0.9% saline in patients undergoing major surgery. The choice of buffer in balanced crystalloid solutions...

    Authors: Carmen A. Pfortmueller, Livia Faeh, Martin Müller, Balthasar Eberle, Hansjörg Jenni, Björn Zante, Josef Prazak, Lars Englberger, Jukka Takala and Stephan M. Jakob

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:159

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  14. Content type: Research

    The optimal approach to airway management during in-hospital cardiac arrest is unknown.

    Authors: Steven M. Bradley, Yunshu Zhou, Satya Krishna Ramachandran, Milo Engoren, Michael Donnino and Saket Girotra

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:158

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    Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) enrolling patients with sepsis or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) generate heterogeneous trial populations. Non-random variation in the treatment effect of an int...

    Authors: Shalini Santhakumaran, Anthony Gordon, A. Toby Prevost, Cecilia O’Kane, Daniel F. McAuley and Manu Shankar-Hari

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:156

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  16. Content type: Research

    Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) is frequent after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may cause abnormal pupillary reactivity, which in turn is associated with a worse prognosis. Using automated infrared pup...

    Authors: Fritz-Patrick Jahns, John Paul Miroz, Mahmoud Messerer, Roy T. Daniel, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Philippe Eckert and Mauro Oddo

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:155

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  17. Content type: Research

    It is unclear whether influenza infection and associated co-infection are associated with patient-important outcomes in critically ill immunocompromised patients with acute respiratory failure.

    Authors: Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Virginie Lemiale, Pierce Geoghegan, Mary Aisling McMahon, Peter Pickkers, Marcio Soares, Anders Perner, Tine Sylvest Meyhoff, Ramin Brandt Bukan, Jordi Rello, Philippe R. Bauer, Andry van de Louw, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Jorge Salluh, Pleun Hemelaar, Peter Schellongowski…

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:152

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  18. Content type: Research

    Few studies focus only on severe forms of infective endocarditis, for which organ failure requires admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). This study aimed to describe demographical, comorbidities, organ fa...

    Authors: Jérémie Joffre, Guillaume Dumas, Philippe Aegerter, Vincent Dubée, Naike Bigé, Gabriel Preda, Jean-Luc Baudel, Eric Maury, Bertrand Guidet and Hafid Ait-Oufella

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:143

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  19. Content type: Correction

    After publication of this article [1], it was noticed that the affiliations of Honghong Zhou were incorrect. The sole affiliation should be, “Department of Nephrology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchan...

    Authors: Honghong Zou, Qianwen Hong and Gaosi XU

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:142

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    The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:150

  20. Content type: Editorial

    Overuse of empiric antibiotic therapy in the ICU is responsible for promoting the dissemination of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. Shortened antibiotic treatment duration could contribute to palliating the...

    Authors: Jesus F. Bermejo-Martin, David Andaluz-Ojeda, Marta Martin-Fernandez, Cesar Aldecoa and Raquel Almansa

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:140

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  21. Content type: Research

    Veno-venous extracorporeal CO2 removal (vv-ECCO2R) and non-invasive neurally adjusted ventilator assist (NIV-NAVA) are two promising techniques which may prevent complications related to prolonged invasive mechan...

    Authors: Christian Karagiannidis, Stephan Strassmann, Sarah Schwarz, Michaela Merten, Eddy Fan, Jennifer Beck, Christer Sinderby and Wolfram Windisch

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:135

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  22. Content type: Research

    Sepsis is the leading cause of mortality for critically ill patients worldwide. Patients develop T lymphocyte dysfunctions leading to T-cell exhaustion associated with increased risk of death. As interleukin-7...

    Authors: Julie Mouillaux, Camille Allam, Morgane Gossez, Thomas Uberti, Benjamin Delwarde, Jack Hayman, Thomas Rimmelé, Julien Textoris, Guillaume Monneret, Estelle Peronnet and Fabienne Venet

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:131

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  23. Content type: Research

    We sought to study the association between sedation status, medications (benzodiazepines, opioids, and antipsychotics), and clinical outcomes in a resource-limited setting.

    Authors: Romina E. Aragón, Alvaro Proaño, Nicole Mongilardi, Aldo de Ferrari, Phabiola Herrera, Rollin Roldan, Enrique Paz, Amador A. Jaymez, Eduardo Chirinos, Jose Portugal, Rocio Quispe, Roy G. Brower and William Checkley

    Citation: Critical Care 2019 23:130

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