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  1. Empiric antibiotic therapy is routinely prescribed in patients with acute COPD exacerbations (AECOPD) requiring ventilatory support on the basis of studies including patients conventionally ventilated. Whether...

    Authors: Islem Ouanes, Lamia Ouanes-Besbes, Saoussen Ben Abdallah, Fahmi Dachraoui and Fekri Abroug

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:30

    Content type: Research

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  2. Sepsis and septic shock is characterized by oxidative stress that mainly promotes systemic inflammation and organ failure due to excessive free radical production and depletion of antioxidant defenses. Theref...

    Authors: Legese Chelkeba, Arezoo Ahmadi, Mohammad Abdollahi, Atabak Najafi, Mohammad Hosein Ghadimi, Reza Mosaed and Mojtaba Mojtahedzadeh

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:29

    Content type: Research

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  3. In patients with hematological malignancies and acute respiratory failure (ARF), noninvasive ventilation was associated with a decreased mortality in older studies. However, mortality of intubated patients dec...

    Authors: Virginie Lemiale, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Djamel Mokart, Frederic Pène, Antoine Rabbat, Achille Kouatchet, François Vincent, Fabrice Bruneel, Martine Nyunga, Christine Lebert, Pierre Perez, Anne-Pascale Meert, Dominique Benoit, Sylvie Chevret and Elie Azoulay

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:28

    Content type: Research

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  4. The aims of this study were to prospectively assess the prevalence of sustained (lasting more than 30 s) new-onset supraventricular arrhythmia (NOSVA) during septic shock, identify the associated factors (incl...

    Authors: Aurélien Seemann, Florence Boissier, Keyvan Razazi, Guillaume Carteaux, Nicolas de Prost, Christian Brun-Buisson and Armand Mekontso Dessap

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:27

    Content type: Research

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  5. Authors: Bruno Levy, Olivier Bastien, Karim Bendjelid, Alain Cariou, Tahar Chouihed, Alain Combes, Alexandre Mebazaa, Bruno Megarbane, Patrick Plaisance, Alexandre Ouattara, Christian Spaulding, Jean-Louis Teboul, Fabrice Vanhuyse, Thierry Boulain and Kaldoun Kuteifan

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:26

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:17

  6. High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) does not improve the prognosis of ARDS patients despite an improvement in oxygenation. This paradox may partly be explained by HFOV hemodynamic side-effects on rig...

    Authors: Lionel Ursulet, Arnaud Roussiaux, Dominique Belcour, Cyril Ferdynus, Bernard-Alex Gauzere, David Vandroux and Julien Jabot

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:25

    Content type: Research

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  7. Discharge destination after critical illness is increasingly recognized as a valuable patient-centered outcome. Recently, vitamin D status has been shown to be associated with important outcomes such as length...

    Authors: Karolina Brook, Carlos A. Camargo, Kenneth B. Christopher and Sadeq A. Quraishi

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  8. Jean-Luc Diehl The French Intensive Care Society organized on 5th and 6th June 2014 its 4th “Paris International Conference in Intensive Care”, whose principle is to bring together the be...

    Authors: Peter J. Kudenchuk, Claudio Sandroni, Hendrik R. Drinhaus, Bernd W. Böttiger, Alain Cariou, Kjetil Sunde, Martin Dworschak, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Nicolas Deye, Hans Friberg, Steven Laureys, Didier Ledoux, Mauro Oddo, Stéphane Legriel, Philippe Hantson, Jean-Luc Diehl…

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:22

    Content type: Review

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  9. The burden of multidrug resistance in Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) now represents a daily issue for the management of antimicrobial therapy in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. In Enterobacteriaceae, the dramati...

    Authors: Étienne Ruppé, Paul-Louis Woerther and François Barbier

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:21

    Content type: Review

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  10. To improve the delivery of important care processes in the ICU, morning ward round checklists have been implemented in a number of intensive care units (ICUs) internationally. Good quality evidence supporting ...

    Authors: Karena M Conroy, Doug Elliott and Anthony R Burrell

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  11. We aim to demonstrate behavioral alterations in a sepsis model using intravenous (IV) immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulins enriched with IgA and IgM (IgGAM).

    Authors: Perihan Ergin Ozcan, Evren Senturk, Gunseli Orhun, Salih Gumru, Nadir Arican, Nurcan Orhan, Canan Ugur Yılmaz, Mehmet Kaya, Feyza Aricioglu and Figen Esen

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  12. There have been few studies that have evaluated the quality of end-of-life care (EOLC) for cancer patients in the ICU. The aim of this study was to explore the quality of transition to EOLC for cancer patient...

    Authors: Sophie J Miller, Nishita Desai, Natalie Pattison, Joanne M Droney, Angela King, Paul Farquhar-Smith and Pascale C Gruber

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  13. Unlike for septic shock, there are no specific international recommendations regarding the management of cardiogenic shock (CS) in critically ill patients. We present herein recommendations for the management ...

    Authors: Bruno Levy, Olivier Bastien, Karim Bendjelid, Alain Cariou, Tahar Chouihed, Alain Combes, Alexandre Mebazaa, Bruno Megarbane, Patrick Plaisance, Alexandre Ouattara, Christian Spaulding, Jean-Louis Teboul, Fabrice Vanhuyse, Thierry Boulain and Kaldoun Kuteifan

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:17

    Content type: Review

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:26

  14. Most studies about septic shock report a crude mortality rate that neither distinguishes between early and late deaths nor addresses the direct causes of death. We herein aimed to determine the modalities of d...

    Authors: Fabrice Daviaud, David Grimaldi, Agnès Dechartres, Julien Charpentier, Guillaume Geri, Nathalie Marin, Jean-Daniel Chiche, Alain Cariou, Jean-Paul Mira and Frédéric Pène

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  15. In France, decisions to limit treatment fall under the Leonetti law adopted in 2005. Leading figures from the French world of politics, science, and justice recently claimed for amendments to the law, consider...

    Authors: Olivier Lesieur, Maxime Leloup, Frédéric Gonzalez and Marie-France Mamzer

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:15

    Content type: Research

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  16. Patients with severe cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) are frequently hypercapnic, possibly because of associated underlying chronic lung disease (CLD). Since hypercapnia has been associated with outcome, we a...

    Authors: Damien Contou, Chiara Fragnoli, Ana Córdoba-Izquierdo, Florence Boissier, Christian Brun-Buisson and Arnaud W Thille

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:14

    Content type: Research

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  17. Cuff pressure (P cuff) control is mandatory to avoid leakage of oral secretions passing the tracheal tube and tracheal ischemia. The aim of the present trial was to determine the efficacy of a m...

    Authors: Saad Nseir, Andrey Rodriguez, Paula Saludes, Julien De Jonckheere, Jordi Valles, Antonio Artigas and Ignacio Martin-Loeches

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  18. Vancomycin during continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) is either administered by intermittent infusion (II) or continuous infusion (CI). In this patient population, the best method to rapidly achieve ta...

    Authors: Hsin Lin, Yana Bukovskaya, Marc De Moya, Jarone Lee and Ulrich Schmidt

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  19. The purpose of this study is to compare the in-hospital mortality rates between septic patients receiving statins and those that did not prior to developing sepsis. We compared subgroups receiving atorvastatin...

    Authors: Daniel R Ouellette, Erics Espinoza Moscoso, Julio Pinto Corrales and Michael Peters

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  20. Experimental research has always been the cornerstone of pathophysiological and therapeutic advances in critical care medicine, where clinical observations and basic research mutually fed each other in a so-ca...

    Authors: Frédéric Pène, Hafid Ait-Oufella, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Guillaume Monneret, Tarek Sharshar, Fabienne Tamion and Jean-Paul Mira

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:8

    Content type: Review

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  21. The triage nurse is involved in the early identification of the most severe patients at emergency department (ED) presentation. However, clinical criteria alone may be insufficient to identify them correctly. ...

    Authors: Cyril Manzon, Loïc Barrot, Guillaume Besch, Olivier Barbot, Thibaut Desmettre, Gilles Capellier and Gaël Piton

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:7

    Content type: Research

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  22. Web-based decision aids are increasingly important in medical research and clinical care. However, few have been studied in an intensive care unit setting. The objectives of this study were to develop a Web-ba...

    Authors: Christopher E Cox, Nicholas G Wysham, Brenda Walton, Derek Jones, Brian Cass, Maria Tobin, Mattias Jonsson, Jeremy M Kahn, Douglas B White, Catherine L Hough, Carmen L Lewis and Shannon S Carson

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  23. Transpulmonary bubble transit (TPBT) detected with contrast echocardiography is reported as a sign of intrapulmonary shunt during cirrhosis or exercise in healthy humans. However, its physiological meaning is ...

    Authors: Florence Boissier, Keyvan Razazi, Arnaud W Thille, Ferran Roche-Campo, Rusel Leon, Emmanuel Vivier, Laurent Brochard, Christian Brun-Buisson and Armand Mekontso Dessap

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:5

    Content type: Research

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  24. Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV) use has increased in the treatment of patients with respiratory failure. However, despite decreasing the need for intubation in some patients, there are no dat...

    Authors: Jarrod M Mosier, John C Sakles, Sage P Whitmore, Cameron D Hypes, Danielle K Hallett, Katharine E Hawbaker, Linda S Snyder and John W Bloom

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:4

    Content type: Research

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  25. In acute respiratory failure, arterial blood gas analysis (ABG) is used to diagnose hypercapnia. Once non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is initiated, ABG should at least be repeated within 1 h to assess PaCO2 respon...

    Authors: Lise Piquilloud, David Thevoz, Philippe Jolliet and Jean-Pierre Revelly

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  26. The purpose of the study was to assess blood flow in the upper limb arteries after prolonged catheterization with long radial artery catheters (LRC) which reach the subclavian artery compared to catheterizatio...

    Authors: Lucas Rovira, Gerardo Aguilar, Alberto Cuñat and Francisco J Belda

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2015 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  27. Availability of a patient data management system (PDMS) has created the opportunity to develop trigger-based electronic surveillance systems (ESSs). The aim was to evaluate a semi-automated trigger-based ESS f...

    Authors: Anna Maria Kaiser, Evelien de Jong, Sabine FM Evelein-Brugman, Jan M Peppink, Christina MJE Vandenbroucke-Grauls and Armand RJ Girbes

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:40

    Content type: Research

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  28. This study was performed to compare intestinal and sublingual microcirculation and their response to a fluid challenge.

    Authors: Vanina Siham Kanoore Edul, Can Ince, Noelia Navarro, Luciana Previgliano, Alejandro Risso-Vazquez, Paolo Nahuel Rubatto and Arnaldo Dubin

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:39

    Content type: Research

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  29. Even in developed countries, severe specific pregnancy complications may occur in the immediate postpartum period and require admission to the ICU. The characteristics and risk factors of acute renal failure (ARF...

    Authors: Marie Jonard, Anne-Sophie Ducloy-Bouthors, Eileen Boyle, Maryse Aucourt, Gaelle Gasan, Merce Jourdain, Virginie Mignaux, Nadia Tillouche and François Fourrier

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:36

    Content type: Research

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  30. In critically ill patients with pneumonia, accurate microorganism identification allows appropriate antibiotic treatment. In patients undergoing bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), direct examination of the fluid us...

    Authors: Jean-Luc Baudel, Jacques Tankovic, Redouane Dahoumane, Fabrice Carrat, Arnaud Galbois, Hafid Ait-Oufella, Georges Offenstadt, Bertrand Guidet and Eric Maury

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:35

    Content type: Research

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  31. Healthcare-associated bloodstream infections are related to both increased antibiotic use and risk of adverse outcomes. An in-depth understanding of their epidemiology is essential to reduce occurrence and to ...

    Authors: Nick Culshaw, Guy Glover, Craig Whiteley, Katie Rowland, Duncan Wyncoll, Andrew Jones and Manu Shankar-Hari

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:34

    Content type: Research

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  32. The Lung Open Ventilation Study (LOV Study) compared a low tidal volume strategy with an experimental strategy combining low tidal volume, lung recruitment maneuvers, and higher plateau and positive end-expira...

    Authors: Sangeeta Mehta, Deborah J Cook, Yoanna Skrobik, John Muscedere, Claudio M Martin, Thomas E Stewart, Lisa D Burry, Qi Zhou and Maureen Meade

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:33

    Content type: Research

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  33. Guidelines on systemic corticosteroids in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation rely on studies that excluded patients requiring ventilatory support. Recent publication of studies including...

    Authors: Fekri Abroug, Islem Ouanes, Sarra Abroug, Fahmi Dachraoui, Saoussen Ben Abdallah, Zeineb Hammouda and Lamia Ouanes-Besbes

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:32

    Content type: Review

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  34. The decision of when to stop septic shock resuscitation is a critical but yet a relatively unexplored aspect of care. This is especially relevant since the risks of over-resuscitation with fluid overload or in...

    Authors: Glenn Hernandez, Cecilia Luengo, Alejandro Bruhn, Eduardo Kattan, Gilberto Friedman, Gustavo A Ospina-Tascon, Andrea Fuentealba, Ricardo Castro, Tomas Regueira, Carlos Romero, Can Ince and Jan Bakker

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:30

    Content type: Research

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  35. High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is a relatively new device for respiratory support. In pediatrics, HFNC use continues to increase as the system is easily set up and is well tolerated by patients. The use of nas...

    Authors: Christophe Milési, Mathilde Boubal, Aurélien Jacquot, Julien Baleine, Sabine Durand, Marti Pons Odena and Gilles Cambonie

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:29

    Content type: Review

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  36. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterised by diffuse alveolar damage and is frequently complicated by pulmonary hypertension (PH). Multiple factors may contribute to the development of PH in ...

    Authors: Donal Ryan, Stephen Frohlich and Paul McLoughlin

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:28

    Content type: Review

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  37. The features of early-phase acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are leakage of fluid into the extravascular space and impairment of its reabsorption, resulting in extravascular lung water (EVLW) accumul...

    Authors: Takashi Tagami, Toshiaki Nakamura, Shigeki Kushimoto, Ryoichi Tosa, Akihiro Watanabe, Tadashi Kaneko, Hidetada Fukushima, Hiroshi Rinka, Daisuke Kudo, Hideaki Uzu, Akira Murai, Makoto Takatori, Hiroo Izumino, Yoichi Kase, Ryutarou Seo, Hiroyuki Takahashi…

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:27

    Content type: Research

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  38. Thrombocytopenia is common in the intensive care unit. Potential mechanisms and etiologies behind this phenomenon are multiple and often entangled. We assessed the effect of a systematic approach, using routin...

    Authors: Nadiejda Antier, Jean-Pierre Quenot, Jean-Marc Doise, Robin Noel, Emmanuel Demaistre and Hervé Devilliers

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:24

    Content type: Research

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  39. In the later stages of circulatory shock, monitoring should help to avoid fluid overload. In this setting, volume expansion is ideally indicated only for patients in whom the cardiac index (CI) is expected to ...

    Authors: Thieme Souza Oliveira Nunes, Renata Teixeira Ladeira, Antônio Tonete Bafi, Luciano Cesar Pontes de Azevedo, Flavia Ribeiro Machado and Flávio Geraldo Rezende Freitas

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:25

    Content type: Research

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  40. High inspiratory oxygen concentrations are frequently administered in ventilated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) but may induce lung injury and systemic toxicity. We compared beliefs and actual clini...

    Authors: Hendrik JF Helmerhorst, Marcus J Schultz, Peter HJ van der Voort, Robert J Bosman, Nicole P Juffermans, Evert de Jonge and David J van Westerloo

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:23

    Content type: Research

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  41. Prognostic abilities of medical parameters, which are scoring systems, measurements and biomarkers, are important for stratifying critically ill patients. Indocyanine green plasma disappearance (ICG-PDR) is an...

    Authors: Bernhard Zoller, Katharina Spanaus, Rahel Gerster, Mario Fasshauer, Paul A Stehberger, Stephanie Klinzing, Athanasios Vergopoulos, Arnold von Eckardstein and Markus Béchir

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:19

    Content type: Research

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