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  1. Research

    Early risk factors and the role of fluid administration in developing acute respiratory distress syndrome in septic patients

    Sepsis is a major risk factor for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, there remains a paucity of literature examining risk factors for ARDS in septic patients early in their course. This stud...

    Raghu R. Seethala, Peter C. Hou, Imoigele P. Aisiku, Gyorgy Frendl, Pauline K. Park, Mark E. Mikkelsen, Steven Y. Chang, Ognjen Gajic and Jonathan Sevransky

    Annals of Intensive Care 2017 7:11

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  2. Research

    Clinical assessment and train-of-four measurements in critically ill patients treated with recommended doses of cisatracurium or atracurium for neuromuscular blockade: a prospective descriptive study

    Despite few studies, a monitoring of a neuromuscular blockade with a train of four (TOF) is recommended in intensive care unit (ICU). Our objective was to compare the results of ulnar and facial TOF measureme...

    Pierre Bouju, Jean-Marc Tadié, Nicolas Barbarot, Julien Letheulle, Fabrice Uhel, Pierre Fillatre, Guillaume Grillet, Angélique Goepp, Yves Le Tulzo and Arnaud Gacouin

    Annals of Intensive Care 2017 7:10

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  3. Meeting abstracts

    Proceedings of Réanimation 2017, the French Intensive Care Society International Congress

    Wulfran Bougouin, Eloi Marijon, Benjamin Planquette, Nicole Karam, Florence Dumas, David Celermajer, Daniel Jost, Lionel Lamhaut, Frankie Beganton, Alain Cariou, Guy Meyer, Xavier Jouven, Côme Bureau, Julien Charpentier, Omar Ben Hadj Salem, Lucie Guillemet…

    Annals of Intensive Care 2017 7(Suppl 1):8

    Published on: 10 January 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  4. Research

    Invasive fungal tracheobronchitis in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients: underlying conditions, diagnosis, and outcomes

    Invasive fungal tracheobronchitis (IFT) is a severe form of pulmonary fungal infection that is not limited to immunocompromised patients. Although respiratory failure is a crucial predictor of death, informati...

    Chun-Yu Lin, Wei-Lun Liu, Che-Chia Chang, Hou-Tai Chang, Han-Chung Hu, Kuo-chin Kao, Ning-Hung Chen, Ying-Jen Chen, Cheng-Ta Yang, Chung-Chi Huang and George Dimopoulos

    Annals of Intensive Care 2017 7:9

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  5. Review

    Impact of transfusion on patients with sepsis admitted in intensive care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Red blood cell transfusion (RBCT) threshold in patients with sepsis remains a matter of controversy. A threshold of 7 g/dL for stabilized patients with sepsis is commonly proposed, although debated. The aim of...

    Claire Dupuis, Romain Sonneville, Christophe Adrie, Antoine Gros, Michael Darmon, Lila Bouadma and Jean-François Timsit

    Annals of Intensive Care 2017 7:5

    Published on: 4 January 2017

  6. Research

    Adrenomedullin: a marker of impaired hemodynamics, organ dysfunction, and poor prognosis in cardiogenic shock

    The clinical CardShock risk score, including baseline lactate levels, was recently shown to facilitate risk stratification in patients with cardiogenic shock (CS). As based on baseline parameters, however, it ...

    Heli Tolppanen, Mercedes Rivas-Lasarte, Johan Lassus, Jordi Sans-Roselló, Oliver Hartmann, Matias Lindholm, Mattia Arrigo, Tuukka Tarvasmäki, Lars Köber, Holger Thiele, Kari Pulkki, Jindrich Spinar, John Parissis, Marek Banaszewski, Jose Silva-Cardoso, Valentina Carubelli…

    Annals of Intensive Care 2017 7:6

    Published on: 4 January 2017

  7. Research

    Cost analysis of single-use (Ambu® aScope™) and reusable bronchoscopes in the ICU

    Flexible optical bronchoscopes are essential for management of airways in ICU, but the conventional reusable flexible scopes have three major drawbacks: high cost of repairs, need for decontamination, and poss...

    S. Perbet, M. Blanquet, C. Mourgues, J. Delmas, S. Bertran, B. Longère, V. Boïko-Alaux, P. Chennell, J.-E. Bazin and J.-M. Constantin

    Annals of Intensive Care 2017 7:3

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  8. Review

    Fluid resuscitation in human sepsis: Time to rewrite history?

    Fluid resuscitation continues to be recommended as the first-line resuscitative therapy for all patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. The current acceptance of the therapy is based in part on long hist...

    Liam Byrne and Frank Van Haren

    Annals of Intensive Care 2017 7:4

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  9. Research

    Patients with preexisting psychiatric disorders admitted to ICU: a descriptive and retrospective cohort study

    While the psychiatric disorders are conditions frequently encountered in hospitalized patients, there are little or no data regarding the characteristics and short- and long-term outcomes in patients with pre...

    Arnaud Gacouin, Adel Maamar, Pierre Fillatre, Emmanuelle Sylvestre, Margaux Dolan, Yves Le Tulzo and Jean Marc Tadié

    Annals of Intensive Care 2017 7:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  10. Research

    Three-year mortality in 30-day survivors of critical care with acute kidney injury: data from the prospective observational FINNAKI study

    The role of an episode of acute kidney injury (AKI) in long-term mortality among initial survivors of critical illness is controversial. We aimed to determine whether AKI is independently associated with decre...

    Henriikka Mildh, Ville Pettilä, Anna-Maija Korhonen, Sari Karlsson, Tero Ala-Kokko, Matti Reinikainen and Suvi T. Vaara

    Annals of Intensive Care 2016 6:118

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  11. Research

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for pheochromocytoma-induced cardiogenic shock

    Pheochromocytoma, a rare catecholamine-producing tumor, might provoke stress-induced Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy and severe cardiogenic shock. Because venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECM...

    Guillaume Hekimian, Fatima Kharcha, Nicolas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Cécile Ghander, Guillaume Lebreton, Xavier Girerd, Christophe Tresallet, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Pascal Leprince, Jean Chastre, Alain Combes and Charles-Edouard Luyt

    Annals of Intensive Care 2016 6:117

    Published on: 28 November 2016

  12. Research

    Prognostic value of procalcitonin in patients after elective cardiac surgery: a prospective cohort study

    Procalcitonin (PCT) is a well-known prognostic marker after elective cardiac surgery. However, the impact of elevated PCT in patients with an initially uneventful postoperative course is still unclear. The aim...

    Matthias Klingele, Hagen Bomberg, Simone Schuster, Hans-Joachim Schäfers and Heinrich Volker Groesdonk

    Annals of Intensive Care 2016 6:116

    Published on: 23 November 2016

  13. Research

    A comparison of two insulin infusion protocols in the medical intensive care unit by continuous glucose monitoring

    Achieving good glycemic control in intensive care units (ICU) requires a safe and efficient insulin infusion protocol (IIP). We aimed to compare the clinical performance of two IIPs (Leuven versus modified Yal...

    Christophe E. M. De Block, Peter Rogiers, Philippe G. Jorens, Tom Schepens, Cosimo Scuffi and Luc F. Van Gaal

    Annals of Intensive Care 2016 6:115

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  14. Research

    ICU management based on PiCCO parameters reduces duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU length of stay in patients with severe thoracic trauma and acute respiratory distress syndrome

    This study aimed to assess whether a management algorithm using data obtained with a PiCCO system can improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

    Zhong Yuanbo, Wang Jin, Shi Fei, Long Liangong, Liu Xunfa, Xu Shihai and Shan Aijun

    Annals of Intensive Care 2016 6:113

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  15. Research

    Prediction of non-recovery from ventilator-demanding acute respiratory failure, ARDS and death using lung damage biomarkers: data from a 1200-patient critical care randomized trial

    It is unclear whether biomarkers of alveolar damage (surfactant protein D, SPD) or conductive airway damage (club cell secretory protein 16, CC16) measured early after intensive care admittance are associated ...

    Jens-Ulrik S. Jensen, Theis S. Itenov, Katrin M. Thormar, Lars Hein, Thomas T. Mohr, Mads H. Andersen, Jesper Løken, Hamid Tousi, Bettina Lundgren, Hans Christian Boesen, Maria E. Johansen, Sisse R. Ostrowski, Pär I. Johansson, Jesper Grarup, Jørgen Vestbo and Jens D. Lundgren

    Annals of Intensive Care 2016 6:114

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  16. Research

    Diagnosis of non-occlusive acute mesenteric ischemia in the intensive care unit

    Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a common complication and accounts for a major cause of death in critically ill patients. The diagnosis of NOMI with respect to the eventual indications for surgical...

    Simon Bourcier, Ammar Oudjit, Geoffrey Goudard, Julien Charpentier, Sarah Leblanc, Romain Coriat, Hervé Gouya, Bertrand Dousset, Jean-Paul Mira and Frédéric Pène

    Annals of Intensive Care 2016 6:112

    Published on: 17 November 2016

  17. Review

    Prediction of fluid responsiveness: an update

    In patients with acute circulatory failure, the decision to give fluids or not should not be taken lightly. The risk of overzealous fluid administration has been clearly established. Moreover, volume expansion...

    Xavier Monnet, Paul E. Marik and Jean-Louis Teboul

    Annals of Intensive Care 2016 6:111

    Published on: 17 November 2016

  18. Research

    Associations between positive end-expiratory pressure and outcome of patients without ARDS at onset of ventilation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    The aim of this investigation was to compare ventilation at different levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) with regard to clinical important outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) patients without ...

    Ary Serpa Neto, Roberto Rabello Filho, Thomas Cherpanath, Rogier Determann, Dave A. Dongelmans, Frederique Paulus, Pieter Roel Tuinman, Paolo Pelosi, Marcelo Gama de Abreu and Marcus J. Schultz

    Annals of Intensive Care 2016 6:109

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  19. Research

    Impact of a high loading dose of amikacin in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock

    The therapeutic effect of aminoglycosides is highest and optimal when the peak plasma concentration (C max)/minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) ratio is between 8 and 10. The French ...

    Nicolas Allou, Astrid Bouteau, Jérôme Allyn, Aurélie Snauwaert, Dorothée Valance, Julien Jabot, Bruno Bouchet, Richard Galliot, Laure Corradi, Philippe Montravers and Pascal Augustin

    Annals of Intensive Care 2016 6:106

    Published on: 2 November 2016

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