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  1. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition accompanied by organ dysfunction subsequent to a dysregulated host response to infection. Up to 60% of patients with sepsis develop acute kidney injury (AKI), which is as...

    Authors: Elisabeth C. van der Slikke, Bastiaan S. Star, Matijs van Meurs, Robert H. Henning, Jill Moser and Hjalmar R. Bouma

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:36

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  2. Rapid response teams are intended to improve early diagnosis and intervention in ward patients who develop acute respiratory or circulatory failure. A management protocol including the use of a handheld ultras...

    Authors: Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Alexandre Lopez, Sami Hraiech, Karine Baumstarck, Bruno Pastene, Mathieu Di Bisceglie, Benjamin Coiffard, Gary Duclos, Alain Boussuges, Xavier Bobbia, Sharon Einav, Laurent Papazian and Marc Leone

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:34

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  3. A recent study found serum neurofilament light chain (NfL) levels to be strongly associated with poor neurological outcome in patients after cardiac arrest. Our aim was to confirm these findings in an independ...

    Authors: Sabina Hunziker, Adrian Quinto, Maja Ramin-Wright, Christoph Becker, Katharina Beck, Alessia Vincent, Kai Tisljar, Giulio Disanto, Pascal Benkert, David Leppert, Hans Pargger, Stephan Marsch, Raoul Sutter, Nils Peters and Jens Kuhle

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:32

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  4. The properties of semi-elemental enteral nutrition might theoretically improve gastrointestinal tolerance in brain-injured patients, known to suffer gastroparesis. The purpose of this study was to compare the ...

    Authors: Laurent Carteron, Emmanuel Samain, Hadrien Winiszewski, Gilles Blasco, Anne-Sophie Balon, Camille Gilli, Gael Piton, Gilles Capellier, Sebastien Pili-Floury and Guillaume Besch

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:31

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  5. A prediction model of mortality for patients with acute poisoning has to consider both poisoning-related characteristics and patients’ physiological conditions; moreover, it must be applicable to patients of a...

    Authors: Kap Su Han, Su Jin Kim, Eui Jung Lee, Joong Ho Shin, Ji Sung Lee and Sung Woo Lee

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:29

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  6. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence, incidence, prognostic factors, and outcomes of venous thromboembolism in critically ill patients receiving contemporary thrombosis prophylaxis.

    Authors: Ruben J. Eck, Lisa Hulshof, Renske Wiersema, Chris H. L. Thio, Bart Hiemstra, Niels C. Gritters van den Oever, Reinold O. B. Gans, Iwan C. C. van der Horst, Karina Meijer and Frederik Keus

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:27

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  7. In patients intubated for mechanical ventilation, prolonged diaphragm inactivity could lead to weakness and poor outcome. Time to resume a minimal diaphragm activity may be related to sedation practice and pat...

    Authors: Michael Chaim Sklar, Fabiana Madotto, Annemijn Jonkman, Michela Rauseo, Ibrahim Soliman, L. Felipe Damiani, Irene Telias, Sebastian Dubo, Lu Chen, Nuttapol Rittayamai, Guang-Qiang Chen, Ewan C. Goligher, Martin Dres, Remi Coudroy, Tai Pham, Ricard M. Artigas…

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:26

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  8. Pandemic COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has a high incidence of patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Many of these patients require admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) f...

    Authors: Mailis Maes, Ellen Higginson, Joana Pereira-Dias, Martin D. Curran, Surendra Parmar, Fahad Khokhar, Delphine Cuchet-Lourenço, Janine Lux, Sapna Sharma-Hajela, Benjamin Ravenhill, Islam Hamed, Laura Heales, Razeen Mahroof, Amelia Solderholm, Sally Forrest, Sushmita Sridhar…

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:25

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  9. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), especially pneumococcal CAP (P-CAP), is associated with a heavy burden of illness as evidenced by high rates of intensive care unit (ICU) admission, mortality, and costs. Al...

    Authors: Claire Dupuis, Ayman Sabra, Juliette Patrier, Gwendoline Chaize, Amine Saighi, Céline Féger, Alexandre Vainchtock, Jacques Gaillat and Jean-François Timsit

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:24

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  10. Biomarkers of disease severity might help individualizing the management of patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Whether the alveolar compartmentalization of biomarkers has a clinical ...

    Authors: Inès Bendib, Asma Beldi-Ferchiou, Frédéric Schlemmer, Mathieu Surenaud, Bernard Maitre, Anne Plonquet, Guillaume Carteaux, Keyvan Razazi, Veronique Godot, Sophie Hüe, Armand Mekontso Dessap and Nicolas de Prost

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:23

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  11. Providing optimal care to patients with acute respiratory illness while preventing hospital transmission of COVID-19 is of paramount importance during the pandemic; the challenge lies in achieving both goals s...

    Authors: David Leasa, Paul Cameron, Kimia Honarmand, Tina Mele and Karen J. Bosma

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:22

    Content type: Review

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  12. Several studies have shown that heart rate control with selective beta-1 blockers in septic shock is safe. In these trials, esmolol was administered 24 h after onset of septic shock in patients who remained ta...

    Authors: Bruno Levy, Caroline Fritz, Caroline Piona, Kevin Duarte, Andrea Morelli, Philippe Guerci, Antoine Kimmoun and Nicolas Girerd

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:21

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  13. Sepsis has a high mortality rate, but no specific drug has been proven effective, prompting the development of new drugs. Immunologically, sepsis can involve hyperinflammation, immune paralysis, or both, which...

    Authors: Jung Wook Hwang, Min Ji Lee, Tae Nyoung Chung, Han A. Reum Lee, Jung Ho Lee, Seo Yoon Choi, Ye Jin Park, Chul Hee Kim, Isom Jin, Seong Hoon Kim, Hyo-Bum Kwak, Jun-Won Heo, Kwangmin Na, Sangchun Choi, Yong-Soo Choi and Kyuseok Kim

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:20

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  14. Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is a frequent complication of intermittent hemodialysis (IHD), occurring from 15 to 50% of ambulatory sessions, and is more frequent among hospitalized patients with hypoalbumin...

    Authors: Etienne Macedo, Bethany Karl, Euyhyun Lee and Ravindra L. Mehta

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:18

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  15. Supplementation of vitamin C in septic patients remains controversial despite eight large clinical trials published only in 2020. We aimed to evaluate the evidence on potential effects of vitamin C treatment o...

    Authors: Sean S. Scholz, Rainer Borgstedt, Nicole Ebeling, Leoni C. Menzel, Gerrit Jansen and Sebastian Rehberg

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:17

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  16. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine the effectiveness of systematic early mobilization in improving muscle strength and physical function in mechanically ventilated intensive care unit ...

    Authors: Dominik Menges, Bianca Seiler, Yuki Tomonaga, Matthias Schwenkglenks, Milo A. Puhan and Henock G. Yebyo

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:16

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  17. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common serious complication in critically ill patients. AKI occurs in up to 50% patients in intensive care unit (ICU), with poor clinical prognosis. Renal replacement therapy (RR...

    Authors: Xiaoming Li, Chao Liu, Zhi Mao, Qinglin Li and Feihu Zhou

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:15

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  18. Mechanical power (MP) refers to the energy delivered by a ventilator to the respiratory system per unit of time. MP referenced to predicted body weight (PBW) or respiratory system compliance have better predic...

    Authors: Li-Chung Chiu, Shih-Wei Lin, Li-Pang Chuang, Hsin-Hsien Li, Pi-Hua Liu, Feng-Chun Tsai, Chih-Hao Chang, Chen-Yiu Hung, Chung-Shu Lee, Shaw-Woei Leu, Han-Chung Hu, Chung-Chi Huang, Huang-Pin Wu and Kuo-Chin Kao

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:13

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  19. Sepsis is a major health issue in preterm infants. Biomarkers are used to diagnose and monitor patients with sepsis, but C-reactive protein (CRP) is proven not predictive at onset of late onset neonatal sepsis...

    Authors: Şerife Kurul, Sinno H. P. Simons, Christian R. B. Ramakers, Yolanda B. De Rijke, René F. Kornelisse, Irwin K. M. Reiss and H. Rob Taal

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:12

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  20. Over 138,000 patients are discharged to hospital wards from intensive care units (ICUs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland annually. More than 8000 die before leaving hospital. In hospital-wide populations...

    Authors: Sarah Vollam, Owen Gustafson, J. Duncan Young, Benjamin Attwood, Liza Keating and Peter Watkinson

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:10

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  21. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) provides heart mechanical support in critically ill patients with cardiogenic shock. Despite important progresses in the management of patients under ...

    Authors: Aurélien Frerou, Mathieu Lesouhaitier, Murielle Gregoire, Fabrice Uhel, Arnaud Gacouin, Florian Reizine, Caroline Moreau, Aurélie Loirat, Adel Maamar, Nicolas Nesseler, Amedeo Anselmi, Erwan Flecher, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Yves Le Tulzo, Michel Cogné, Mikael Roussel…

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:9

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  22. Burnout has gained increasing attention worldwide; however, there is a lack of relevant research in China. This study investigated the prevalence and factors associated with burnout in physicians of the intens...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Bo Hu, Zhiyong Peng, Huimin Song, Shuhan Cai, Xin Rao, Lu Li and Jianguo Li

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:8

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  23. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common yet possibly fatal complication among critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICU). Although renal replacement therapy (RRT) is an important supportive management...

    Authors: Heng-Chih Pan, Ying-Ying Chen, I-Jung Tsai, Chih-Chung Shiao, Tao-Min Huang, Chieh-Kai Chan, Hung-Wei Liao, Tai-Shuan Lai, Yvonne Chueh, Vin-Cent Wu and Yung-Ming Chen

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:5

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  24. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support in acute respiratory failure may be lifesaving, but bleeding and thromboembolic complications are common. The optimal anticoagulation strategy balancing these...

    Authors: Benjamin Seeliger, Michael Döbler, Robert Friedrich, Klaus Stahl, Christian Kühn, Johann Bauersachs, Folkert Steinhagen, Stefan F. Ehrentraut, Jens-Christian Schewe, Christian Putensen, Tobias Welte, Marius M. Hoeper, Andreas Tiede, Sascha David and Christian Bode

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 24:701

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  25. Patients with COVID-19 (COVID) may develop acute respiratory distress syndrome with or without sepsis, coagulopathy and visceral damage. While chest CT scans are routinely performed in the initial assessment o...

    Authors: Pelagia Cuvelier, Hélène Roux, Anne Couëdel-Courteille, Jacques Dutrieux, Cécile Naudin, Bénédicte Charmeteau de Muylder, Rémi Cheynier, Pierre Squara and Stefano Marullo

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:4

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  26. Critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) have a high fatality rate likely due to a dysregulated immune response. Corticosteroids could attenuate this inappropriate response, although ther...

    Authors: Pablo Monedero, Alfredo Gea, Pedro Castro, Angel M. Candela-Toha, María L. Hernández-Sanz, Egoitz Arruti, Jesús Villar and Carlos Ferrando

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:2

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  27. COVID-19 has caused great devastation in the past year. Multi-organ point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) including lung ultrasound (LUS) and focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) as a clinical adjunct has played a si...

    Authors: Arif Hussain, Gabriele Via, Lawrence Melniker, Alberto Goffi, Guido Tavazzi, Luca Neri, Tomas Villen, Richard Hoppmann, Francesco Mojoli, Vicki Noble, Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Pablo Blanco, Irene W. Y. Ma, Mahathar Abd. Wahab, Abdulmohsen Alsaawi, Majid Al Salamah…

    Citation: Critical Care 2020 24:702

    Content type: Review

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  28. Bedside lung ultrasound (LUS) has emerged as a useful and non-invasive tool to detect lung involvement and monitor changes in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, the clinical significan...

    Authors: Li Ji, Chunyan Cao, Ying Gao, Wen Zhang, Yuji Xie, Yilian Duan, Shuangshuang Kong, Manjie You, Rong Ma, Lili Jiang, Jie Liu, Zhenxing Sun, Ziming Zhang, Jing Wang, Yali Yang, Qing Lv…

    Citation: Critical Care 2020 24:700

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  29. Data on incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with severe SARS-CoV-2 infection are limited.

    Authors: Keyvan Razazi, Romain Arrestier, Anne Fleur Haudebourg, Brice Benelli, Guillaume Carteaux, Jean‑Winoc Decousser, Slim Fourati, Paul Louis Woerther, Frederic Schlemmer, Anais Charles-Nelson, Francoise Botterel, Nicolas de Prost and Armand Mekontso Dessap

    Citation: Critical Care 2020 24:699

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  30. Corticoid therapy has been recommended in the treatment of critically ill patients with COVID-19, yet its efficacy is currently still under evaluation. We investigated the effect of corticosteroid treatment on...

    Authors: Yiming Li, Qinghe Meng, Xin Rao, Binbin Wang, Xingguo Zhang, Fang Dong, Tao Yu, Zhongyi Li, Huibin Feng, Jinpeng Zhang, Xiangyang Chen, Hunian Li, Yi Cheng, Xiaoyang Hong, Xiang Wang, Yimei Yin…

    Citation: Critical Care 2020 24:698

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  31. Efficacy and safety of different hemoglobin thresholds for transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) in adults with an acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are unknown. We therefore assessed the effect of tw...

    Authors: O. Hunsicker, L. Materne, V. Bünger, A. Krannich, F. Balzer, C. Spies, R. C. Francis, S. Weber-Carstens, M. Menk and J. A. Graw

    Citation: Critical Care 2020 24:697

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  32. Little is known on the association between local signs and intravascular catheter infections. This study aimed to evaluate the association between local signs at removal and catheter-related bloodstream infect...

    Authors: Niccolò Buetti, Stéphane Ruckly, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Lila Bouadma, Maité Garrouste-Orgeas, Carole Schwebel, Olivier Mimoz, Bertrand Souweine and Jean-François Timsit

    Citation: Critical Care 2020 24:694

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  33. Crystalloids and different component colloids, used for volume resuscitation, are sometimes associated with various adverse effects. Clinical trial findings for such fluid types in different patients’ conditio...

    Authors: Chien-Hua Tseng, Tzu-Tao Chen, Mei-Yi Wu, Ming-Cheng Chan, Ming-Chieh Shih and Yu-Kang Tu

    Citation: Critical Care 2020 24:693

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  34. The efficacy and safety of high flow nasal therapy (HFNT) in patients with acute hypercapnic exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are unclear. Our aim was to evaluate the short-term e...

    Authors: Andrea Cortegiani, Federico Longhini, Fabiana Madotto, Paolo Groff, Raffaele Scala, Claudia Crimi, Annalisa Carlucci, Andrea Bruni, Eugenio Garofalo, Santi Maurizio Raineri, Roberto Tonelli, Vittoria Comellini, Enrico Lupia, Luigi Vetrugno, Enrico Clini, Antonino Giarratano…

    Citation: Critical Care 2020 24:692

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  35. COVID-19 can course with respiratory and extrapulmonary disease. SARS-CoV-2 RNA is detected in respiratory samples but also in blood, stool and urine. Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a dysregulated host re...

    Authors: Jesús F. Bermejo-Martin, Milagros González-Rivera, Raquel Almansa, Dariela Micheloud, Ana P. Tedim, Marta Domínguez-Gil, Salvador Resino, Marta Martín-Fernández, Pablo Ryan Murua, Felipe Pérez-García, Luis Tamayo, Raúl Lopez-Izquierdo, Elena Bustamante, César Aldecoa, José Manuel Gómez, Jesús Rico-Feijoo…

    Citation: Critical Care 2020 24:691

    Content type: Research

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