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  1. Critically ill patients are highly variable in their response to care and treatment. This variability and the search for improved outcomes have led to a significant increase in the use of protocolized care to ...

    Authors: J Geoffrey Chase, Aaron J Le Compte, J-C Preiser, Geoffrey M Shaw, Sophie Penning and Thomas Desaive

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:11

    Content type: Review

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  2. Recruitment maneuvers (RM) consist of a ventilatory strategy that increases the transpulmonary pressure transiently to reopen the recruitable lung units in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The ratio...

    Authors: Claude Guerin, Sophie Debord, Véronique Leray, Bertrand Delannoy, Frédérique Bayle, Gael Bourdin and Jean-Christophe Richard

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:9

    Content type: Review

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  3. Depression of left ventricular (LV) intrinsic contractility is constant in patients with septic shock. Because most parameters of cardiac function are strongly dependent on afterload, especially in this contex...

    Authors: Antoine Vieillard-Baron

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:6

    Content type: Review

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  4. A few decades have passed since intensive care unit (ICU) beds have been available for critically ill patients with cancer. Although the initial reports showed dismal prognosis, recent data suggest that an inc...

    Authors: Elie Azoulay, Marcio Soares, Michael Darmon, Dominique Benoit, Stephen Pastores and Bekele Afessa

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:5

    Content type: Review

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  5. Chest x-rays (CXRs) are the main imaging tool in intensive care units (ICUs). CXRs also are associated with concerns inherent to their use, considering both healthcare organization and patient perspectives. In...

    Authors: Vincent Ioos, Arnaud Galbois, Ludivine Chalumeau-Lemoine, Bertrand Guidet, Eric Maury and Gilles Hejblum

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:4

    Content type: Review

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  6. Erythropoietin (EPO) is a 30.4 kDa glycoprotein produced by the kidney, and is mostly well-known for its physiological function in regulating red blood cell production in the bone marrow. Accumulating evidence...

    Authors: Elizabeth Moore and Rinaldo Bellomo

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:3

    Content type: Review

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  7. The clinical determination of the intravascular volume can be extremely difficult in critically ill and injured patients as well as those undergoing major surgery. This is problematic because fluid loading is ...

    Authors: Paul E Marik, Xavier Monnet and Jean-Louis Teboul

    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:1

    Content type: Review

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