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Editorials & Commentaries

2018

Editorial
The path to great pediatric septic shock outcomes
Stefanie G. Ames, Christopher M. Horvat, Arno Zaritsky and Joseph A. Carcillo
Critical Care 2018 22:224
Published on: 22 September 2018
The original article was published in Critical Care 2018 22:143

Editorial
When to initiate ECMO with low likelihood of success
Graeme MacLaren
Critical Care 2018 22:217
Published on: 19 September 2018

Editorial
We should avoid the term “fluid overload”
Jean-Louis Vincent and Michael R. Pinsky
Critical Care 2018 22:214
Published on: 11 September 2018

Editorial
Histidine-rich glycoprotein as an excellent biomarker for sepsis and beyond
Masahiro Nishibori, Hidenori Wake and Hiroshi Morimatsu
Critical Care 2018 22:209
Published on: 17 August 2018

Editorial
Use of ECMO in ARDS: does the EOLIA trial really help?
Luciano Gattinoni, Francesco Vasques and Michael Quintel
Critical Care 2018 22:171
Published on: 5 July 2018

Editorial
Thrombocytopenia in the ICU: disseminated intravascular coagulation and thrombotic microangiopathies—what intensivists need to know
Jean-Louis Vincent, Pedro Castro, Beverley J. Hunt, Achim Jörres, Manuel Praga, Jose Rojas-Suarez and Eizo Watanabe
Critical Care 2018 22:158
Published on: 13 June 2018

Editorial
Acetylcholine receptor antagonists in acute respiratory distress syndrome: much more than muscle relaxants
Diana Jansen, Heder de Vries and Leo M. A. Heunks
Critical Care 2018 22:132
Published on: 22 May 2018
The original article was published in Critical Care 2018 22:63

Commentary
Sepsis is a preventable public health problem
Jordan A. Kempker, Henry E. Wang and Greg S. Martin
Critical Care 2018 22:116
Published on: 6 May 2018

Editorial
Route, early or energy? … Protein improves protein balance in critically ill patients
Peter J. M. Weijs
Critical Care 2018 22:91
Published on: 14 April 2018
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:298

Editorial
Promoting and sustaining a historical and global effort to prevent sepsis: the 2018 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign
Romain Martischang, Daniela Pires, Sarah Masson-Roy, Hiroki Saito and Didier Pittet
Critical Care 2018 22:92
Published on: 13 April 2018

Editorial
The long sepsis journey in low- and middle-income countries begins with a first step...but on which road?
Arthur Kwizera, Inipavudu Baelani, Mervyn Mer, Niranjan Kissoon, Marcus J. Schultz, Andrew J. Patterson, Ndidiamaka Musa, Joseph Christopher Farmer and Martin W. Dünser
Critical Care 2018 22:64
Published on: 9 March 2018

Editorial
Before the ICU: does emergency room hyperoxia affect outcome?
Martin Wepler, Julien Demiselle, Peter Radermacher, Pierre Asfar and Enrico Calzia
Critical Care 2018 22:59
Published on: 8 March 2018
The original article was published in Critical Care 2018 22:9

Editorial
Artificial oxygen carriers: a new future?
Donat R. Spahn
Critical Care 2018 22:46
Published on: 23 February 2018

Editorial
What is new in critical care echocardiography?
Philippe Vignon
Critical Care 2018 22:40
Published on: 22 February 2018

Editorial
Hypertonic saline infusion for treating intracranial hypertension after severe traumatic brain injury
Halinder S. Mangat
Critical Care 2018 22:37
Published on: 20 February 2018
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:328

Editorial
Animal-assisted intervention in the ICU: a tool for humanization
Megan M. Hosey, Janice Jaskulski, Stephen T. Wegener, Linda L. Chlan and Dale M. Needham
Critical Care 2018 22:22
Published on: 12 February 2018

Commentary
Cardiac output monitoring: throw it out… or keep it?
Xavier Monnet and Jean-Louis Teboul
Critical Care 2018 22:35
Published on: 8 February 2018

Editorial
To eat or to breathe? The answer is both! Nutritional management during noninvasive ventilation
Pierre Singer and Sornwichate Rattanachaiwong
Critical Care 2018 22:27
Published on: 6 February 2018
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:293

Editorial
Doctor—your septic patients have scurvy!
Paul E. Marik and Michael H. Hooper
Critical Care 2018 22:23
Published on: 29 January 2018
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:300

Commentary
Do we need new trials of procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy?
Thiago Lisboa, Jorge Salluh and Pedro Povoa
Critical Care 2018 22:17
Published on: 27 January 2018

2017

Editorial
Recombinant human ACE2: acing out angiotensin II in ARDS therapy
Haibo Zhang and Andrew Baker
Critical Care 2017 21:305
Published: 13 December 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:234

Editorial
Iatrogenic hemodilution: a possible cause for avoidable blood transfusions?
Azriel Perel
Critical Care 2017 21:291
Published on: 25 November 2017

Editorial
Age, exercise, and the outcome of sepsis
Debasree Banerjee and Steven M. Opal
Critical Care 2017 21:286
Published on: 23 November 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:210

Editorial
Identifying “at-risk” patients for sub-optimal beta-lactam exposure in critically ill patients with severe infections
Mohd H. Abdul-Aziz, Jeffrey Lipman and Jason A. Roberts
Critical Care 2017 21:283
Published on: 21 November 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:263

Editorial
An isolated elevation in blood urea level is not ‘uraemia’ and not an indication for renal replacement therapy in the ICU
Jack Mackenzie and Bobby Chacko
Critical Care 2017 21:275
Published: 13 November 2017

Editorial
Traversing the valley of glycemic control despair
J. Geoffrey Chase and Jennifer L. Dickson
Critical Care 2017 21:237
Published on: 7 September 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:212

Editorial
Immunosuppression and herpes viral reactivation in intensive care unit patients: one size does not fit all
Julien Textoris and François Mallet
Critical Care 2017 21:230
Published on: 26 August 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:137

Editorial
Recovery from critical illness-induced organ failure: the role of autophagy
Jan Gunst
Critical Care 2017 21:209
Published on: 7 August 2017

Editorial
Rapid identification of antimicrobial resistance patterns allows a faster antibiotic adequacy
Adrian Ceccato, Otavio T. Ranzani and Antoni Torres
Critical Care 2017 21:208
Published on: 4 August 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:161

Editorial
Understanding fluid administration approaches in children with co-morbidities and septic shock
Niranjan Kissoon
Critical Care 2017 21:204
Published on: 2 August 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:103

Commentary
Care at a non-university hospital: an independent risk factor for mortality in ARDS?
Bourke Tillmann and Hannah Wunsch
Critical Care 2017 21:195
Published on: 31 July 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:122

Editorial
Decisions regarding admission to the ICU and international initiatives to improve the decision-making process
Christopher Bassford
Critical Care 2017 21:174
Published on: 4 July 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:109

Commentary
Retinal involvement in sepsis: from the eye of the patient to the eye of the beholder
E. Christiaan Boerma
Critical Care 2017 21:148
Published on: 17 June 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:86

Commentary
Systematic assessment of advanced respiratory physiology: precision medicine entering real-life ICU?
Tommaso Mauri, Giacomo Grasselli and Antonio Pesenti
Critical Care 2017 21:143
Published on: 16 June 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:84

Editorial
Between chromatin and SNPs: genetic variability and the susceptibility to acute kidney injury
Hernando Gómez
Critical Care 2017 21:138
Published on: 6 June 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:47

Editorial
Fourth Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s hemodynamic recommendations: a step forward or a return to chaos?
Glenn Hernández and Jean-Louis Teboul
Critical Care 2017 21:133
Published on: 30 May 2017

Editorial
How could we enhance translation of sepsis immunology to inform immunomodulation trials in sepsis?
M. Shankar-Hari
Critical Care 2017 21:125
Published on: 26 May 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:48

Commentary
Blood pressure deficits in acute kidney injury: not all about the mean arterial pressure?
Lui G. Forni and Michael Joannidis
Critical Care 2017 21:102
Published on: 4 May 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:74

Editorial
Obesity and survival in critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: a paradox within the paradox
Lorenzo Ball, Ary Serpa Neto and Paolo Pelosi
Critical Care 2017 21:114
Published on: 3 May 2017

Editorial
Inhaled nitric oxide and acute kidney injury: new insights from observational data
Laveena Munshi and Neill K. J. Adhikari
Critical Care 2017 21:83
Published on: 31 March 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:389

Editorial
Could type 2 diabetes be a component of the post-intensive care syndrome?
Jean-Charles Preiser and Caroline de Longueville
Critical Care 2017 21:26
Published on: 8 February 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:301

Editorial
Predicting critical illness mortality and personalizing therapy: moving to multi-dimensional data
Zudin A. Puthucheary and Paul Wischmeyer
Critical Care 2017 21:20
Published on: 30 January 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:386

Editorial
Viral and bacterial co-infection in pneumonia: do we know enough to improve clinical care?
Kelly A. Cawcutt and Andre C. Kalil
Critical Care 2017 21:19
Published on: 26 January 2017

Editorial
Towards precision medicine for sepsis patients
Peter Pickkers and Matthijs Kox
Critical Care 2017 21:11
Published on: 12 January 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:334

Editorial
Promoting early identification of sepsis in hospitalized patients with nurse-led protocols
Ruth Kleinpell
Critical Care 2017 21:10
Published on: 11 January 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:244

2016

Editorial
Interpretation of gene associations with risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome: P values, Bayes factors, positive predictive values, and need for replication
Sebastian Rimpau and Ari R. Joffe
Critical Care 2016 20:402
Published on: 21 December 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:281

Editorial
Hemodynamic monitoring in the era of evidence-based medicine
Bernd Saugel, Manu L. N. G. Malbrain and Azriel Perel
Critical Care 2016 20:401
Published on: 20 December 2016

Editorial
Fecal microbiota transplantation for multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
Nathan J. Klingensmith and Craig M. Coopersmith
Critical Care 2016 20:398
Published on: 19 December 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:332

Editorial
Non-antibiotic treatments for bacterial diseases in an era of progressive antibiotic resistance
Steven M. Opal
Critical Care 2016 20:397
Published on: 16 December 2016

Editorial
Sepsis and the theory of relativity: measuring a moving target with a moving measuring stick
Michael Klompas and Chanu Rhee
Critical Care 2016 20:396
Published on: 21 November 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:313

Editorial
Obituary: Professor AB Johan Groeneveld
Johannes P. C. van den Akker and Diederik A. M. P. J. Gommers
Critical Care 2016 20:365
Published on: 10 November 2016

Commentary
The younger frail critically ill patient: a newly recognised phenomenon in intensive care?
Stephen Bonner and Nazir I. Lone
Critical Care 2016 20:349
Published on: 1 November 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:175

Editorial
Understanding the complex host response in sepsis: is diabetes the key?
Florian B. Mayr and Sachin Yende
Critical Care 2016 20:321
Published on: 12 October 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:252

Editorial
Decatecholaminisation during sepsis
Alain Rudiger and Mervyn Singer
Critical Care 2016 20:309
Published on: 4 October 2016

Commentary
Pre-emptive antibiotic therapy to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia: “thinking outside the box”
Donald E. Craven, Jana Hudcova, Yuxiu Lei, Kathleen A. Craven and Ahsan Waqas
Critical Care 2016 20:300
Published on: 29 September 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:169

Editorial
Post-cardiac arrest mortality is declining in the UK
Saket Girotra
Critical Care 2016 20:304
Published on: 29 September 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:219

Editorial
Do we need new prokinetics to reduce enteral feeding intolerance during critical illness?
Arthur Raymond Hubert van Zanten
Critical Care 2016 20:294
Published on: 24 September 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:232

Commentary
Latent AKI is… still AKI: the quantification of the burden of renal dysfunction
Zaccaria Ricci, Stefano Romagnoli and Luca Di Chiara
Critical Care 2016 20:238
Published on: 26 August 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:171

Editorial
Rapid response teams: how are they best used?
Thomas Rozen and Warwick Butt
Critical Care 2016 20:253
Published on: 19 August 2016

Editorial
Does hyperoxia enhance susceptibility to secondary pulmonary infection in the ICU?
Benedikt Nußbaum, Peter Radermacher, Pierre Asfar and Clair Hartmann
Critical Care 2016 20:239
Published on: 16 August 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:195

Commentary
Saline versus balanced solutions: are clinical trials comparing two crystalloid solutions really needed?
Jean-Louis Vincent and Daniel De Backer
Critical Care 2016 20:250
Published on: 11 August 2016

Editorial
Antibiotic dosing in obesity: a BIG challenge
Timothy P. Hanrahan, Jeffrey Lipman and Jason A. Roberts
Critical Care 2016 20:240
Published on: 10 August 2016

Editorial
When to start renal replacement therapy in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury: comment on AKIKI and ELAIN
Sean M. Bagshaw, François Lamontagne, Michael Joannidis and Ron Wald
Critical Care 2016 20:245
Published on: 6 August 2016

Editorial
Dead space in acute respiratory distress syndrome: more than a feeling!
Lluis Blanch, Josefina López-Aguilar and Umberto Lucangelo
Critical Care 2016 20:214
Published on: 30 July 2016

Editorial
In tribute to, in honor of, and with respectful memories of Professor William C. Shoemaker
Bart Chernow
Critical Care 2016 20:225
Published on: 22 July 2016

Commentary
qSOFA does not replace SIRS in the definition of sepsis
Jean-Louis Vincent, Greg S. Martin and Mitchell M. Levy
Critical Care 2016 20:210
Published on: 17 July 2016

Commentary
Genomics and pharmacogenomics of sepsis: so close and yet so far
James A. Russell
Critical Care 2016 20:185
Published on: 7 July 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:151

Commentary
Acute kidney injury: from clinical to molecular diagnosis
Claudio Ronco
Critical Care 2016 20:201
Published on: 7 July 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:41

Editorial
Your critical care patient may have HLH (hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis)
Rafal Machowicz, Gritta Janka and Wieslaw Wiktor-Jedrzejczak
Critical Care 2016 20:215
Published on: 6 July 2016

Commentary
Sepsis in PD-1 light
Guillaume Monneret, Morgane Gossez and Fabienne Venet
Critical Care 2016 20:186
Published on: 5 July 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:124

Commentary
Surrogate endpoints and competing risk of death in cardiac arrest research
Victoria A. McCredie and Damon C. Scales
Critical Care 2016 20:189
Published on: 29 June 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:82

Commentary
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality and beyond: the need to improve real-time feedback and physiologic monitoring
Steve Lin and Damon C. Scales
Critical Care 2016 20:182
Published on: 28 June 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:147

Commentary
Goal-directed therapy and acute kidney injury: as good as it gets?
James F. Doyle, Marlies Ostermann and Lui G. Forni
Critical Care 2016 20:174
Published on: 25 June 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:50

Commentary
Portable infrared pupillometry in critical care
Merlin D. Larson and Vineeta Singh
Critical Care 2016 20:161
Published on: 22 June 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:99

Commentary
Why you may need a neurologist to see a comatose patient in the ICU
Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
Critical Care 2016 20:193
Published on: 20 June 2016
The Erratum to this article has been published in Critical Care 2016 20:216

Commentary
Cardiac surgery, a right target for hyperoxia?
Julie Boisramé-Helms, Peter Radermacher and Pierre Asfar
Critical Care 2016 20:162
Published on: 16 June 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:55

Commentary
Hypotension and hypovolemia during hemodialysis: is the usual suspect innocent?
David Berger and Jukka Takala
Critical Care 2016 20:140
Published on: 9 June 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:44

Commentary
We need to optimize piperacillin-tazobactam dosing in critically ill patients—but how?
Menino Osbert Cotta, Jason A. Roberts and Jeffrey Lipman
Critical Care 2016 20:163
Published on: 6 June 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:79

Commentary
New generation indirect calorimeters for measuring energy expenditure in the critically ill: a rampant or reticent revolution?
Elisabeth De Waele, Patrick M. Honore and Herbert D. Spapen
Critical Care 2016 20:138
Published on: 5 June 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:54

Commentary
Liver function during mechanical circulatory support: from witness to prognostic determinant
Christian Jung, Malte Kelm and Ralf Westenfeld
Critical Care 2016 20:134
Published on: 1 June 2016

Commentary
The use of angiotensin II in distributive shock
Lakhmir S. Chawla, Laurence W. Busse, Ermira Brasha-Mitchell and Ziyad Alotaibi
Critical Care 2016 20:137
Published on: 27 May 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:44

Commentary
Muscle regeneration after sepsis
Adrien Bouglé, Pierre Rocheteau, Tarek Sharshar and Fabrice Chrétien
Critical Care 2016 20:131
Published on: 19 May 2016

Commentary
Ultra-protective ventilation and hypoxemia
Luciano Gattinoni
Critical Care 2016 20:130
Published on: 12 May 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:36

The paradox of the evidence about invasive fungal infections prevention
Andrea Cortegiani, Vincenzo Russotto, Santi Maurizio Raineri and Antonino Giarratano
Critical Care 2016 20:114
Published on: 27 April 2016

Editorial
Future of sepsis therapies
Tom van der Poll
Critical Care 2016 20:106
Published on: 22 April 2016

Commentary
Paris terrorist attack: early lessons from the intensivists
TRAUMABASE Group
Critical Care 2016 20:88
Published on: 8 April 2016

Commentary
French Ministry of Health’s response to Paris attacks of 13 November 2015
Jean-Marc Philippe, Olivier Brahic, Pierre Carli, Jean-Pierre Tourtier, Bruno Riou and Benoit Vallet
Critical Care 2016 20:85
Published on: 1 April 2016

Commentary
Simple equations for complex physiology: can we use VCO2 for calculating energy expenditure?
Pierre Singer
Critical Care 2016 20:72
Published on: 21 March 2016
The original article was published in Critical Care 2015 19:370

Commentary
Tactical emergency medicine: lessons from Paris marauding terrorist attack
Service Médical du RAID
Critical Care 2016 20:37
Published on: 13 February 2016

Commentary
Acute kidney stress—a useful term based on evolution in the understanding of acute kidney injury
Nevin Katz and Claudio Ronco
Critical Care 2016 20:23
Published on: 22 January 2016

Commentary
A commentary on the 2015 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines in glutamine supplementation to parenteral nutrition
Alberto Leguina-Ruzzi
Critical Care 2016 20:7
Published on: 8 January 2016
The Erratum to this article has been published in Critical Care 2016 20:24

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