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  1. Pathophysiological features of coronavirus disease 2019-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (COVID-19 ARDS) were indicated to be somewhat different from those described in nonCOVID-19 ARDS, because ...

    Authors: Annalisa Boscolo, Nicolò Sella, Giulia Lorenzoni, Tommaso Pettenuzzo, Laura Pasin, Chiara Pretto, Martina Tocco, Enrico Tamburini, Alessandro De Cassai, Paolo Rosi, Enrico Polati, Katia Donadello, Leonardo Gottin, Silvia De Rosa, Fabio Baratto, Fabio Toffoletto…

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:263

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  2. High-level antibiotic consumption plays a critical role in the selection and spread of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) in the ICU. Implementation of a stewardship program in...

    Authors: Christophe Le Terrier, Marco Vinetti, Paul Bonjean, Régine Richard, Bruno Jarrige, Bertrand Pons, Benjamin Madeux, Pascale Piednoir, Fanny Ardisson, Elain Elie, Frédéric Martino, Marc Valette, Edouard Ollier, Sébastien Breurec, Michel Carles and Guillaume Thiéry

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:261

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  3. The optimal protein dose in critical illness is unknown. We aim to conduct a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare the effect of higher versus lower protein delivery (with similar...

    Authors: Zheng-Yii Lee, Cindy Sing Ling Yap, M. Shahnaz Hasan, Julia Patrick Engkasan, Mohd Yusof Barakatun-Nisak, Andrew G. Day, Jayshil J. Patel and Daren K. Heyland

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:260

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  4. New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) in patients treated on an intensive care unit (ICU) is common and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We undertook a systematic scoping review to summarise...

    Authors: Laura Drikite, Jonathan P. Bedford, Liam O’Bryan, Tatjana Petrinic, Kim Rajappan, James Doidge, David A. Harrison, Kathryn M. Rowan, Paul R. Mouncey, Duncan Young, Peter J. Watkinson and Mark Corbett

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:257

    Content type: Review

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  5. During 50 years of extracorporeal life support (ECLS), this highly invasive technology has left a considerable imprint on modern medicine, and it still confronts researchers, clinicians and policymakers with m...

    Authors: Alexandra Schou, Jesper Mølgaard, Lars Willy Andersen, Søren Holm and Marc Sørensen

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:256

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  6. Drowning is a cause of significant global mortality. The mechanism of injury involves inhalation of water, lung injury and hypoxia. This systematic review addressed the following question: In drowning patients...

    Authors: Ogilvie Thom, Kym Roberts, Susan Devine, Peter A. Leggat and Richard C. Franklin

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:253

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  7. Muscle weakness is a complication of critical illness which hampers recovery. In critically ill mice, supplementation with the ketone body 3-hydroxybutyrate has been shown to improve muscle force and to normal...

    Authors: Chloë Goossens, Ruben Weckx, Sarah Derde, Sarah Vander Perre, Inge Derese, Paul P. Van Veldhoven, Bart Ghesquière, Greet Van den Berghe and Lies Langouche

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:252

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  8. Meropenem dosing for septic critically patients is difficult due to pathophysiological changes associated with sepsis as well as supportive symptomatic therapies. A prospective single-center study assessed whe...

    Authors: Renata Černá Pařízková, Jiřina Martínková, Eduard Havel, Petr Šafránek, Milan Kaška, David Astapenko, Jan Bezouška, Jaroslav Chládek and Vladimír Černý

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:251

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  9. A personalized mechanical ventilation approach for patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) based on lung physiology and morphology, ARDS etiology, lung imaging, and biological phenotypes may i...

    Authors: Paolo Pelosi, Lorenzo Ball, Carmen S. V. Barbas, Rinaldo Bellomo, Karen E. A. Burns, Sharon Einav, Luciano Gattinoni, John G. Laffey, John J. Marini, Sheila N. Myatra, Marcus J. Schultz, Jean Louis Teboul and Patricia R. M. Rocco

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:250

    Content type: Review

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  10. Differences in physiology of ARDS have been described between COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients. This study aimed to compare initial values and longitudinal changes in respiratory system compliance (CRS), oxygen...

    Authors: François Beloncle, Antoine Studer, Valérie Seegers, Jean-Christophe Richard, Christophe Desprez, Nicolas Fage, Hamid Merdji, Bertrand Pavlovsky, Julie Helms, Sibylle Cunat, Satar Mortaza, Julien Demiselle, Laurent Brochard, Alain Mercat and Ferhat Meziani

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:248

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  11. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the association of higher positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), as opposed to lower PEEP, with hospital mo...

    Authors: Tommaso Pettenuzzo, Annalisa Boscolo, Alessandro De Cassai, Nicolò Sella, Francesco Zarantonello, Paolo Persona, Laura Pasin, Giovanni Landoni and Paolo Navalesi

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:247

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  12. While recommended by international societal guidelines in the paediatric population, the use of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) as mechanical circulatory support for refractory septi...

    Authors: Ryan Ruiyang Ling, Kollengode Ramanathan, Wynne Hsing Poon, Chuen Seng Tan, Nicolas Brechot, Daniel Brodie, Alain Combes and Graeme MacLaren

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:246

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  13. Septic shock comprises a heterogeneous population, and individualized resuscitation strategy is of vital importance. The study aimed to identify subclasses of septic shock with non-supervised learning algorith...

    Authors: Penglin Ma, Jingtao Liu, Feng Shen, Xuelian Liao, Ming Xiu, Heling Zhao, Mingyan Zhao, Jing Xie, Peng Wang, Man Huang, Tong Li, Meili Duan, Kejian Qian, Yue Peng, Feihu Zhou, Xin Xin…

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:243

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  14. Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are frequent on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-A ECMO). Performing routine blood cultures (BCs) may identify early paucisymptomatic BSIs. We investigated the...

    Authors: Quentin de Roux, Marie Renaudier, Wulfran Bougouin, Johanna Boccara, Vincent Fihman, Raphaël Lepeule, Chamsedine Cherait, Antonio Fiore, François Hemery, Jean-Winoc Decousser, Olivier Langeron and Nicolas Mongardon

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:241

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  15. A plasma glutamine concentration outside the normal range at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission has been reported to be associated with an increased mortality rate. Whereas hypoglutaminemia has been frequentl...

    Authors: Marie Smedberg, Johan Helleberg, Åke Norberg, Inga Tjäder, Olav Rooyackers and Jan Wernerman

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:240

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  16. Current practices regarding tracheostomy in patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for acute respiratory distress syndrome are unknown. Our objectives were to assess the prevalence an...

    Authors: Matthieu Schmidt, Christoph Fisser, Gennaro Martucci, Darryl Abrams, Thomas Frapard, Konstantin Popugaev, Antonio Arcadipane, Bianca Bromberger, Giovanni Lino, Alexis Serra, Sacha Rozencwajg, Matthias Lubnow, Sergey Petrikov, Thomas Mueller, Alain Combes, Tài Pham…

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:238

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  17. Infectious diseases may affect brain function and cause encephalopathy even when the pathogen does not directly infect the central nervous system, known as infectious disease-associated encephalopathy. The sys...

    Authors: Maria C. Barbosa-Silva, Maiara N. Lima, Denise Battaglini, Chiara Robba, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia R. M. Rocco and Tatiana Maron-Gutierrez

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:236

    Content type: Review

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  18. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has induced a worldwide epidemiological event with a high infectivity and mortality. However, the predicting biomarkers and their potential mechanism in the progression ...

    Authors: Runzhi Huang, Tong Meng, Qiongfang Zha, Kebin Cheng, Xin Zhou, Junhua Zheng, Dingyu Zhang and Ruilin Liu

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:234

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  19. The Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) is frequently used to measure frailty in critically ill adults. There is wide variation in the approach to analysing the relationship between the CFS score and mortality after ...

    Authors: Jakub Fronczek, Kamil Polok, Dylan W. de Lange, Christian Jung, Michael Beil, Andrew Rhodes, Jesper Fjølner, Jacek Górka, Finn H. Andersen, Antonio Artigas, Maurizio Cecconi, Steffen Christensen, Michael Joannidis, Susannah Leaver, Brian Marsh, Alessandro Morandi…

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:231

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  20. Individualized positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) has potential interest in the optimization of ventilation distribution in acute respiratory distress syndrome (AR...

    Authors: Huaiwu He, Yi Chi, Yingying Yang, Siyi Yuan, Yun Long, Pengyu Zhao, Inéz Frerichs, Feng Fu, Knut Möller and Zhanqi Zhao

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:230

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  21. There is no universally accepted method to assess the pressure-generating capacity of inspiratory muscles in children on mechanical ventilation (MV), and no study describing its evolution over time in this pop...

    Authors: Benjamin Crulli, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Jean-Paul Praud, Basil J. Petrof, Karen Harrington and Guillaume Emeriaud

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:229

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  22. Early sepsis diagnosis has emerged as one of the main challenges in the emergency room. Measurement of sepsis biomarkers is largely used in current practice to improve the diagnosis accuracy. Monocyte distribu...

    Authors: Pierre Hausfater, Neus Robert Boter, Cristian Morales Indiano, Marta Cancella de Abreu, Adria Mendoza Marin, Julie Pernet, Dolores Quesada, Iris Castro, Diana Careaga, Michel Arock, Liliana Tejidor and Laetitia Velly

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:227

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  23. Rapid response systems aim to achieve a timely response to the deteriorating patient; however, the existing literature varies on whether timing of escalation directly affects patient outcomes. Prior studies ha...

    Authors: Stephen F. Whebell, Emma J. Prower, Joe Zhang, Megan Pontin, David Grant, Andrew T. Jones and Guy W. Glover

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:226

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  24. Previous studies reporting the causes of death in patients with severe COVID-19 have provided conflicting results. The objective of this study was to describe the causes and timing of death in patients with se...

    Authors: Charles de Roquetaillade, Swann Bredin, Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou, Thibaud Soumagne, Mariana Cojocaru, Benjamin Glenn Chousterman, Maxime Leclerc, Albin Gouhier, Gaël Piton, Frédéric Pène, Annabelle Stoclin and Jean-François Llitjos

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:224

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  25. Thiamine is a precursor of the essential coenzyme thiamine pyrophosphate required for glucose metabolism; it improves the immune system function and has shown to reduce the risk of several diseases. The role o...

    Authors: Khalid Al Sulaiman, Ohoud Aljuhani, Maram Al Dossari, Asma Alshahrani, Aisha Alharbi, Rahmah Algarni, Majed Al Jeraisy, Shmeylan Al Harbi, Abdulmalik Al Katheri, Fahad Al Eidan, Abdulkareem M. Al Bekairy, Nouf Al Qahtani, Mashael Al Muqrin, Ramesh Vishwakarma and Ghassan Al Ghamdi

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:223

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  26. Prolonged ventilatory support is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Partial support modes, especially pressure support ventilation, are frequently used in clinical practice but are associated with patient...

    Authors: Xueyan Yuan, Xinxing Lu, Yali Chao, Jennifer Beck, Christer Sinderby, Jianfeng Xie, Yi Yang, Haibo Qiu and Ling Liu

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:222

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  27. In intensive care units (ICUs), patients experiencing post-extubation respiratory failure have poor outcomes. The use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) to treat post-extubation respiratory failure may increase ...

    Authors: Arnaud W. Thille, Grégoire Monseau, Rémi Coudroy, Mai-Anh Nay, Arnaud Gacouin, Maxens Decavèle, Romain Sonneville, François Beloncle, Christophe Girault, Laurence Dangers, Alexandre Lautrette, Quentin Levrat, Anahita Rouzé, Emmanuel Vivier, Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou, Jean-Damien Ricard…

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:221

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  28. A correlation between unsuccessful noninvasive ventilation (NIV) and poor outcome has been suggested in de-novo Acute Respiratory Failure (ARF) patients. Consequently, it is of paramount importance to identify...

    Authors: Giovanna Mercurio, Sonia D’Arrigo, Rossana Moroni, Domenico Luca Grieco, Luca Salvatore Menga, Anna Romano, Maria Giuseppina Annetta, Maria Grazia Bocci, Davide Eleuteri, Giuseppe Bello, Luca Montini, Mariano Alberto Pennisi, Giorgio Conti and Massimo Antonelli

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:219

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  29. The viral load of asymptomatic SAR-COV-2 positive (ASAP) persons has been equal to that of symptomatic patients. On the other hand, there are no reports of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) outcomes i...

    Authors: Raffaele Marfella, Pasquale Paolisso, Celestino Sardu, Luciana Palomba, Nunzia D’Onofrio, Arturo Cesaro, Michelangela Barbieri, Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Ferdinando Carlo Sasso, Lucia Scisciola, Fabrizio Turriziani, Massimiliano Galdiero, Danilo Pignataro, Fabio Minicucci, Maria Consiglia Trotta, Michele D’Amico…

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:217

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  30. Critically ill COVID-19 patients have pathophysiological lung features characterized by perfusion abnormalities. However, to date no study has evaluated whether the changes in the distribution of pulmonary gas...

    Authors: Lorenzo Ball, Chiara Robba, Jacob Herrmann, Sarah E. Gerard, Yi Xin, Maura Mandelli, Denise Battaglini, Iole Brunetti, Giuseppe Minetti, Sara Seitun, Giulio Bovio, Antonio Vena, Daniele Roberto Giacobbe, Matteo Bassetti, Patricia R. M. Rocco, Maurizio Cereda…

    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:214

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