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  1. This review aimed to answer whether the vasopressors are useful at the early phase of hemorrhagic shock. Data were taken from published experimental studies and clinical trials. Published case reports were dis...

    Authors: François Beloncle, Ferhat Meziani, Nicolas Lerolle, Peter Radermacher and Pierre Asfar
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:13
  2. Increased blood lactate levels (hyperlactataemia) are common in critically ill patients. Although frequently used to diagnose inadequate tissue oxygenation, other processes not related to tissue oxygenation ma...

    Authors: Jan Bakker, Maarten WN Nijsten and Tim C Jansen
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:12
  3. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is common in critically ill patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU). ARDS results in increased use of critical care resources and healthcare costs, yet the ov...

    Authors: Candelaria de Haro, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Eva Torrents and Antonio Artigas
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:11
  4. Transport of critically ill patients for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures is at risk of complications. Adverse events during transport are common and may have significant consequences for the patient. The ...

    Authors: Erika Parmentier-Decrucq, Julien Poissy, Raphaël Favory, Saad Nseir, Thierry Onimus, Mary-Jane Guerry, Alain Durocher and Daniel Mathieu
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:10
  5. Because neither the incidence and risk factors for rhabdomyolysis in the ICU nor the dynamics of its main complication, i.e., rhabdomyolysis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) are well known, we retrospectively...

    Authors: Esmael El-Abdellati, Michiel Eyselbergs, Halil Sirimsi, Viviane Van Hoof, Kristien Wouters, Walter Verbrugghe and Philippe G Jorens
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:8
  6. Pediatric sepsis represents an important cause of mortality in pediatric intensive care units (PICU). Although adherence to published guidelines for the management of severe sepsis patients is known to lower m...

    Authors: Miriam Santschi and Francis Leclerc
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:7
  7. Both hyperlactatemia and persistence of hyperlactatemia have been associated with bad outcome. We compared lactate and lactate-derived variables in outcome prediction.

    Authors: Paul A van Beest, Lukas Brander, Sebastiaan PA Jansen, Johannes H Rommes, Michaël A Kuiper and Peter E Spronk
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:6
  8. Evaluating depth of sedation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is crucial for the management of mechanically ventilated patients but can be challenging in some situations. Because the depth of hypnosis is corre...

    Authors: Ouri Rouche, Aurore Wolak-Thierry, Quentin Destoop, Lucas Milloncourt, Thierry Floch, Pascal Raclot, Damien Jolly and Joël Cousson
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:5
  9. Human serum albumin (HSA) has been used for a long time as a resuscitation fluid in critically ill patients. It is known to exert several important physiological and pharmacological functions. Among them, the ...

    Authors: Myriam Taverna, Anne-Lise Marie, Jean-Paul Mira and Bertrand Guidet
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:4
  10. This study was design to investigate the prognostic value for death at day-28 of lactate course and lactate clearance during the first 24 hours in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), after initial resuscitation.

    Authors: Philippe Marty, Antoine Roquilly, Fabrice Vallée, Aymeric Luzi, Fabrice Ferré, Olivier Fourcade, Karim Asehnoune and Vincent Minville
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:3
  11. Red blood cells (RBC) storage facilitates the supply of RBC to meet the clinical demand for transfusion and to avoid wastage. However, RBC storage is associated with adverse changes in erythrocytes and their p...

    Authors: Cécile Aubron, Alistair Nichol, D Jamie Cooper and Rinaldo Bellomo
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:2
  12. Managing trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock is complex and difficult. Despite our knowledge of the pathophysiology of hemorrhagic shock in trauma patients that we have accumulated during recent decades, th...

    Authors: Adrien Bouglé, Anatole Harrois and Jacques Duranteau
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:1
  13. Delirium features can vary greatly depending on the postoperative population studied; however, most studies focus only on high-risk patients. Describing the impact of delirium and risk factors in mixed populat...

    Authors: Rodrigo Bernardo Serafim, Maximiliano F Dutra, Felipe Saddy, Bernardo Tura, Jose Eduardo Couto de Castro, Luciana C Villarinho, Maria da Gloria Santos, Fernando Augusto Bozza and José Rodolfo Rocco
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:51
  14. A history of prolonged and excessive consumption of alcohol increases the risk for infections. The goal of this study was to investigate circulating white blood cells (WBC) differentiated by flow cytometry and...

    Authors: Arnaud Gacouin, Mikael Roussel, Antoine Gros, Elise Sauvadet, Fabrice Uhel, Loic Chimot, Sophie Marque, Christophe Camus, Thierry Fest and Yves Le Tulzo
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:50
  15. Delirium is characterized by a disturbance of consciousness with accompanying change in cognition. Delirium typically manifests as a constellation of symptoms with an acute onset and a fluctuating course. Deli...

    Authors: Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Mohamed Saad and Paul E Marik
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:49
  16. Application of abdominal negative-pressure therapy (NPT) is lifesaving when conservative measures fail to reduce sustained increase of the intra-abdominal pressure and it is impossible to achieve source contro...

    Authors: Haralds Plaudis, Agris Rudzats, Liene Melberga, Ita Kazaka, Olegs Suba and Guntars Pupelis
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S23

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  17. Mechanical ventilation (MV) is considered a predisposing factor for increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), especially when positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) is applied or in the presence of auto-PEEP....

    Authors: Caridad de Dios Soler Morejón and Teddy Osmin Tamargo Barbeito
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S22

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  18. Conservative treatment of patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) may be associated with development of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH), deterioration of visceral perfusion and increased risk of multi...

    Authors: Guntars Pupelis, Haralds Plaudis, Kaspars Zeiza, Nadezda Drozdova, Maksims Mukans and Ita Kazaka
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S21

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  19. Little is known about the effects of renal replacement therapy (RRT) with fluid removal on intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). The global end-diastolic volume index (GEDVI) and extravascular lung water index (EVLW...

    Authors: Inneke De laet, Dries Deeren, Karen Schoonheydt, Niels Van Regenmortel, Hilde Dits and Manu LNG Malbrain
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S20

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  20. Monitoring hepatic blood flow and function might be crucial in treating critically ill patients. Intra-abdominal hypertension is associated with decreased abdominal blood flow, organ dysfunction, and increased...

    Authors: Manu LNG Malbrain, Dries Viaene, Andreas Kortgen, Inneke De laet, Hilde Dits, Niels Van Regenmortel, Karen Schoonheydt and Michael Bauer
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S19

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  21. The intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is an important clinical parameter that can significantly change during respiration. Currently, IAP is recorded at end-expiration (IAPee), while continuous IAP changes during re...

    Authors: Siavash Ahmadi-Noorbakhsh and Manu LNG Malbrain
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S18

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  22. Acute kidney insufficiency (AKI) occurs frequently in intensive care units (ICU). In the management of vascular access for renal replacement therapy (RRT), several factors need to be taken into consideration t...

    Authors: Natacha Mrozek, Alexandre Lautrette, Jean-François Timsit and Bertrand Souweine
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:48
  23. Adverse events (AEs) frequently occur in intensive care units (ICUs) and affect negatively patient outcomes. Targeted improvement strategies for patient safety are difficult to evaluate because of the intrinsi...

    Authors: Alberto Pagnamenta, Giovanni Rabito, Alessandra Arosio, Andreas Perren, Roberto Malacrida, Fabrizio Barazzoni and Guido Domenighetti
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:47
  24. Recent clinical studies have confirmed the strong prognostic value of persistent hyperlactatemia and delayed lactate clearance in septic shock. Several potential hypoxic and nonhypoxic mechanisms have been ass...

    Authors: Glenn Hernandez, Tomas Regueira, Alejandro Bruhn, Ricardo Castro, Maximiliano Rovegno, Andrea Fuentealba, Enrique Veas, Dolores Berrutti, Jorge Florez, Eduardo Kattan, Celeste Martin and Can Ince
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:44
  25. Thrombocytopenia is a very frequent disorder in the intensive care unit. Many etiologies should be searched, and therapeutic approaches differ according to these different causes. However, no guideline exists ...

    Authors: Thierry Van der Linden, Bertrand Souweine, Laurent Dupic, Lilia Soufir and Pascal Meyer
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:42
  26. Critical illness due to 2009 H1N1 influenza has been characterized by respiratory complications, including acute lung injury (ALI) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and associated with high mortal...

    Authors: Jonathan Wiesen, John J Komara, Esteban Walker, Herbert P Wiedemann and Jorge A Guzman
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:41
  27. Lowering the temperature setting in the heating device during continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) is an option. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects on body temperature and hemodynami...

    Authors: René Robert, Jean-Eudes Méhaud, Najette Timricht, Véronique Goudet, Olivier Mimoz and Bertrand Debaene
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:40
  28. Intensive care frequently results in unintentional harm to patients and statistics don’t seem to improve. The ICU environment is especially unforgiving for mistakes due to the multidisciplinary, time-critical ...

    Authors: Marck HTM Haerkens, Donald H Jenkins and Johannes G van der Hoeven
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:39
  29. Despite the recommended guidelines, the neonatal management of pain and discomfort often remains inadequate. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether adding a pain and discomfort module to a c...

    Authors: Nathalie Mazars, Christophe Milési, Ricardo Carbajal, Renault Mesnage, Clémentine Combes, Aline Rideau Batista Novais and Gilles Cambonie
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:38
  30. There is controversy over whether traditional intermittent bolus dosing or continuous infusion of beta-lactam antibiotics is preferable in critically ill patients. No significant difference between these two d...

    Authors: Mohd H Abdul-Aziz, Joel M Dulhunty, Rinaldo Bellomo, Jeffrey Lipman and Jason A Roberts
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:37
  31. The pharmacokinetics of beta-lactam antibiotics in intensive care patients may be profoundly altered due to the dynamic, unpredictable pathophysiological changes that occur in critical illness. For many drugs,...

    Authors: Fekade Bruck Sime, Michael S Roberts, Sandra L Peake, Jeffrey Lipman and Jason A Roberts
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:35
  32. Work and family are the two domains from which most adults develop satisfaction in life. They also are responsible for stressful experiences. There is a perception in the community that work is increasingly th...

    Authors: Nathalie Embriaco, Sami Hraiech, Elie Azoulay, Karine Baumstarck-Barrau, Jean-Marie Forel, Nancy Kentish-Barnes, Frédéric Pochard, Anderson Loundou, Antoine Roch and Laurent Papazian
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:34
  33. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a potentially fatal disease with high mortality. Our aim was to summarize the current evidence for use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) in the early phase o...

    Authors: Ary Serpa Neto, Victor Galvão Moura Pereira, Daniel Crepaldi Espósito, Maria Cecília Toledo Damasceno and Marcus J Schultz
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:33
  34. Vasculitis is characterized by the infiltration of vessel walls by inflammatory leukocytes with reactive damage and subsequent loss of vessel integrity. The clinical course of systemic vasculitis may be punctu...

    Authors: Mohamad Zaidan, Eric Mariotte, Lionel Galicier, Bertrand Arnulf, Véronique Meignin, Jérôme Vérine, Alfred Mahr and Élie Azoulay
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:31
  35. Even with an adequate pain assessment, critically ill patients under sedation experience pain during procedures in the intensive care unit (ICU). We evaluated the effects of adjunctive administration of Remife...

    Authors: Hervé Quintard, Isabelle Pavlakovic, Jean Mantz and Carole Ichai
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:29
  36. Patients in intensive care units receive many drugs simultaneously but through limited venous accesses. Several intravenous therapies have to be administered through the same catheter, thus increasing the risk...

    Authors: Aurélie Foinard, Bertrand Décaudin, Christine Barthélémy, Bertrand Debaene and Pascal Odou
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:28
  37. The utility of endotracheal bioimpedance cardiography (ECOM) has been scarcely reported. We tested the hypothesis that it could be an alternative to pulse contour analysis for cardiac index measurement and pre...

    Authors: Jean-Luc Fellahi, Marc-Olivier Fischer, Audrey Dalbera, Massimo Massetti, Jean-Louis Gérard and Jean-Luc Hanouz
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:26
  38. Although the World Society for Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in its guidelines recommends midaxillary line (MAL) as zero reference level in intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) measurements in aiming at standardizi...

    Authors: Caridad De Dios Soler Morejón, Tomás Ariel Lombardo, Teddy Osmin Tamargo Barbeito and Barquín García Sandra
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S13

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  39. Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is most commonly measured via the bladder with the patient in the supine position. In the ICU, patients are nursed with the head of the bed elevated at 30° (HOB30) to reduce the ...

    Authors: Nirooshan Rooban, Adrian Regli, Wendy A Davis and Bart L De Keulenaer
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S11

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  40. Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is seldom measured by default in intensive care patients. This review summarises the current evidence on the prevalence and risk factors of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) to ...

    Authors: Joel Starkopf, Kadri Tamme and Annika Reintam Blaser
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  41. Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a syndrome associated with multi-system effects of elevated intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) in critically ill children. It has a 90-100% mortality rate if not recognized ...

    Authors: Jennifer Newcombe, Mudit Mathur, Khaled Bahjri and J Chiaka Ejike
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  42. Data on intra-abdominal hypertension [IAH] and secondary abdominal compartment syndrome [ACS] due to neurological insults are limited.

    Authors: Konstantin A Popugaev, Ivan A Savin, Andrew U Lubnin, Alexander S Goriachev, Boris A Kadashev, Pavel L Kalinin, Andrew V Oshorov, Alexander A Polupan, Ekaterina U Sokolova, Maxim A Kutin and Valeriy I Lukianov
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

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