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Cardiogenic shock (CS) presents with low cardiac output and tissue hypoperfusion, leading to high mortality rates despite recent therapeutic advancements. As for other types of shock, a timely diagnosis through ECG, biological and echocardiographic evaluations, and a multidisciplinary team-based management may improve survival.
In this review, Driss Laghlam and colleagues review evidence-based practices for managing patients with ischemic and non-ischemic CS, detailing the multi-organ supports needed in this critically ill patient population.

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Proceedings of Reanimation 2023, the French Intensive Care Society International Congress.

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New collection: Biomarkers in critically ill patients

We invite authors to submit to our new Collection focusing on Biomarkers in critically ill patients. Key topics we would like to cover in this collection include: early diagnosis, risk assessment, treatment response, biological feasibility, ease of measurement, rapid results, and cost-benefit analysis.

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New collection: Long-term outcomes after critical illness

Annals of Intensive Care invites authors to submit reviews and research articles discussing and evaluating long-term outcomes after critical illness and an intensive care unit stay and strategies to mitigate the consequences of critical illness.

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New collection: Metabolic and nutritional aspects of critical illness

Annals of Intensive Care is presenting a new Collection of papers aiming to help translate the recent findings into improvements in the quality of care by individualized metabolic and nutritional management.

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New collection: The old critical care patient’s journey through the ICU

Annals of Intensive Care is presenting a new Collection of papers highlighting the need for a dedicated approach to caring for geriatric patients in the ICU, including the use of geriatric assessments and tailored treatment plans.

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  1. Authors: Laurent Papazian, Cécile Aubron, Laurent Brochard, Jean-Daniel Chiche, Alain Combes, Didier Dreyfuss, Jean-Marie Forel, Claude Guérin, Samir Jaber, Armand Mekontso-Dessap, Alain Mercat, Jean-Christophe Richard, Damien Roux, Antoine Vieillard-Baron and Henri Faure

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Sepsis is a pressing concern, especially among individuals over 70 in developed countries, given the aging population's vulnerability and high mortality rates. Managing sepsis in older patients requires understanding predisposing factors and vigilance in diagnosing infections because frailty, disease severity, and comorbid conditions may play a pivotal role in outcomes. Thus personalized treatment plans are vital.
In this review M. Ibarz et al. provide a summary of the most crucial aspects to consider when dealing with an old critically ill patient with sepsis.

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The most recent studies on the use of β-lactam antibiotics in sepsis patients yielded conflicting results, fueling the debate over their effectiveness. Yang Zhao et al. conducted a systemic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of prolonged and intermittent β-lactam infusion in adult patients with sepsis. The study provides insights into antibiotic therapy optimization for sepsis management, emphasizing the superiority of prolonged β-lactam antibiotics infusion over intermittent dosing.

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COVID-19 Research Updates

We collect here the most recent research updates on SARS-CoV-2 management and treatment published in the journal to make them easily discoverable to the research community

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Jean-Louis Teboul, CHU Bicêtre, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

Aims and scope

Annals of Intensive Care is an online peer-reviewed journal aimed at publishing high-quality review articles and original research papers on intensive care medicine. It is intended for all critical care providers (attending physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, and physiotherapists) seeking to update their own knowledge to ensure they provide the best care for their patients.   

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    8.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    6.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    2.326 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    2.616 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    7 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    91 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    6,851 Altmetric mentions