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Cardiogenic shock is characterized by low cardiac output, organ hypoperfusion, and high mortality rates. In this review article, Merdji et al report that recent research highlights the importance of systemic microcirculatory abnormalities and their impact on outcomes. While treatment consensus is lacking, identifying underlying mechanisms can guide future interventions for improved prognosis.

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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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In this review Boulet et al. summarize evidence-based best practices for Central venous catheterization (CVC), emphasizing real-time ultrasound guidance, optimizing vein puncture, promoting subclavian vein catheterization, and exploring alternative insertion sites with minimal risks

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Early recognition and intervention is crucial in the struggle against COVID-19 pandemics.
Quin Sun et al.  retrospectively summarize the therapeutic process and figure out critical care-dominated treatment patterns that might be the core in reducing mortality.

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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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  • 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)

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