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  1. The purpose of the present study was to quantify bacterial translocation to mesenteric lymph nodes due to different levels of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH; 15 vs. 30 mmHg) lasting for 24 h in a porcine mo...

    Authors: Torsten Kaussen, Pramod Kadaba Srinivasan, Mamdouh Afify, Christiane Herweg, René Tolba, Joachim Conze and Alexander Schachtrupp
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S17

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

  2. Intra-abdominal hypertension [IAH] occurs frequently among critically ill patients and is associated with increased mortality and organ failure. Two porcine models of IAH that cause abdominal compartment syndr...

    Authors: Michael Moller, Ulrik K Kjerkegaard, Jens Rolighed Larsen, Hanne Birke-Sorensen and Lars B Stolle
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S16

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

  3. Achievement of a negative fluid balance in patients with capillary leak is associated with improved outcome. We investigated the effects of a multi-modal restrictive fluid strategy aiming for negative fluid ba...

    Authors: Colin Cordemans, Inneke De laet, Niels Van Regenmortel, Karen Schoonheydt, Hilde Dits, Greg Martin, Wolfgang Huber and Manu LNG Malbrain
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S15

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

  4. The development of intra-abdominal hypertension [IAH] in critically ill patients admitted to the ICU is an independent predictor of mortality. In an attempt to find an early, clinically relevant metabolic sign...

    Authors: Liivi Maddison, Juri Karjagin, Jyrki Tenhunen and Joel Starkopf
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S14

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

  5. 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

  6. Current assumptions rely on intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) being uniform across the abdominal cavity. The abdominal contents are, however, a heterogeneous mix of solid, liquid and gas, and pressure transmissio...

    Authors: Adrian B Cresswell, Wayel Jassem, Parthi Srinivasan, Andreas A Prachalias, Elizabeth Sizer, William Burnal, Georg Auzinger, Paolo Muiesan, Mohammed Rela, Nigel D Heaton, Matthew J Bowles and Julia A Wendon
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S12

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

  7. The aim of this study was to determine whether intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) monitoring using the FoleyManometer (Holtech Medical, Charlottenlund, Denmark) increases the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI).

    Authors: Nele Desie, Alexandra Willems, Inneke De laet, Hilde Dits, Niels Van Regenmortel, Karen Schoonheydt, Martine Van De Vyvere and Manu LNG Malbrain
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S10

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

  8. Several decades ago, the beneficial effects of goal-directed therapy, which include decompressive laparotomy (DL) and open abdomen procedures in cases of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) in children, were pr...

    Authors: Torsten Kaussen, Gerd Steinau, Pramod Kadaba Srinivasan, Jens Otto, Michael Sasse, Franz Staudt and Alexander Schachtrupp
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S8

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

  9. Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a life threatening condition that may affect any critically ill patient. Little is known about the recognition and management of ACS in Germany.

    Authors: Torsten Kaussen, Jens Otto, Gerd Steinau, Jörg Höer, Pramod Kadaba Srinivasan and Alexander Schachtrupp
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S7

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

  10. 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

  11. The last several decades have seen many advances in the recognition and prevention of the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) and its precursor, intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH). There has also been a relat...

    Authors: Rosaleen Chun and Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S5

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

  12. The importance of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) and abdominal perfusion pressure (APP) in cirrhotic patients with septic shock is not well studied. We evaluated the relationship between IAP and APP and outcom...

    Authors: Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Hani M Tamim, Asgar H Rishu, Abdulrahman Aljumah and Yaseen M Arabi
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S4

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

  13. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) in patients with two or more categorized risk factors (CRF) for IAH, and their morbidity and mortality during their in...

    Authors: Patricia Santa-Teresa, Javier Muñoz, Ignacio Montero, María Zurita, María Tomey, Luis Álvarez-Sala and Pablo García
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S3

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

  14. 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

  15. Capillary leak in critically ill patients leads to interstitial edema. Fluid overload is independently associated with poor prognosis. Bedside measurement of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), extravascular lung ...

    Authors: Colin Cordemans, Inneke De laet, Niels Van Regenmortel, Karen Schoonheydt, Hilde Dits, Wolfgang Huber and Manu LNG Malbrain
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2(Suppl 1):S1

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

  16. The purpose of this study was to assess the short- and long-term outcomes of HIV-infected patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) according to immunovirological status at admission and highly active an...

    Authors: David Morquin, Vincent Le Moing, Thibaut Mura, Alain Makinson, Kada Klouche, Olivier Jonquet, Jacques Reynes and Philippe Corne
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:25
  17. Because of its still rising incidence and high mortality rate in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, early recognition of acute kidney injury (AKI) remains a critical issue. Surprisingly, effective biomarkers ...

    Authors: Patrick M Honore, Rita Jacobs, Olivier Joannes-Boyau, Lies Verfaillie, Jouke De Regt, Viola Van Gorp, Elisabeth De Waele, Willem Boer, Vincent Collin and Herbert D Spapen
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:24
  18. French law allows organ donation after death due to cardiocirculatory arrest. In the Maastricht classification, type III non-heart-beating donors are those who experience cardiocirculatory arrest after the wit...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Graftieaux, Pierre-Edouard Bollaert, Lise Haddad, Nancy Kentish-Barnes, Gérard Nitenberg, René Robert, Daniel Villers and Didier Dreyfuss
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:23
  19. The alarming global rise of antimicrobial resistance combined with the lack of new antimicrobial agents has led to a renewed interest in optimization of our current antibiotics. Continuous infusion (CI) of tim...

    Authors: Bruno Van Herendael, Axel Jeurissen, Paul M Tulkens, Erika Vlieghe, Walter Verbrugghe, Philippe G Jorens and Margareta Ieven
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:22
  20. Previous studies have shown a good agreement between central venous pressure (CVP) measurements from catheters placed in superior vena cava and catheters placed in the abdominal cava/common iliac vein. However...

    Authors: Hafid Ait-Oufella, Pierre-Yves Boelle, Arnaud Galbois, Jean-luc Baudel, Dimitri Margetis, Mikael Alves, Georges Offenstadt, Eric Maury and Bertrand Guidet
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:21
  21. Rapid response systems (RRSs) are considered an important tool for improving patient safety. We studied the effect of an RRS on the incidence of cardiac arrests and unexpected deaths.

    Authors: Friede M Simmes, Lisette Schoonhoven, Joke Mintjes, Bernard G Fikkers and Johannes G van der Hoeven
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:20
  22. The use or misuse of statins in critically ill patients recently attracted the attention of intensive care clinicians. Indeed, statins are probably the most common chronic treatment before critical illness and...

    Authors: Isabelle De Loecker and Jean-Charles Preiser
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:19
  23. Critical care delivery is a complex, expensive, error prone, medical specialty and remains the focal point of major improvement efforts in healthcare delivery. Various modeling and simulation techniques offer ...

    Authors: Yue Dong, Nicolas W Chbat, Ashish Gupta, Mirsad Hadzikadic and Ognjen Gajic
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:18
  24. Effective tight glycemic control (TGC) can improve outcomes in critical care patients, but it is difficult to achieve consistently. Insulin sensitivity defines the metabolic balance between insulin concentrati...

    Authors: Christopher G Pretty, Aaron J Le Compte, J Geoffrey Chase, Geoffrey M Shaw, Jean-Charles Preiser, Sophie Penning and Thomas Desaive
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:17
  25. We assessed the potential impact of infusion tubing on blood glucose imbalance in ICU patients given intensive insulin therapy (IIT). We compared the incidence of blood glucose imbalance in patients equipped, ...

    Authors: Eric Maury, Paola Vitry, Arnauld Galbois, Hafid Ait-Oufella, Jean-Luc Baudel, Bertrand Guidet and Georges Offenstadt
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:16
  26. A genomic biomarker identifying patients likely to benefit from drotrecogin alfa (activated) (DAA) may be clinically useful as a companion diagnostic. This trial was designed to validate biomarkers (improved r...

    Authors: Djillali Annane, Jean Paul Mira, Lorraine B Ware, Anthony C Gordon, Jonathan Sevransky, Frank Stüber, Patrick J Heagerty, Hugh F Wellman, Mauricio Neira, Alexandra DJ Mancini and James A Russell
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:15
  27. Cancer is a leading cause of death in children. In the past decades, there has been a marked increase in overall survival of children with cancer. However, children whose treatment includes hematopoietic stem ...

    Authors: Pierre Demaret, Geraldine Pettersen, Philippe Hubert, Pierre Teira and Guillaume Emeriaud
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:14
  28. Hyponatremia occurring as a result of the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) or cerebral salt wasting syndrome is a common complication in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (S...

    Authors: Charalampos Pierrakos, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Guy Decaux, Jean-Louis Vincent and Serge Brimioulle
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:13
  29. Central nervous system infection is a daily concern in neurointensive care; however, diagnosis remains difficult because classical criteria based on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis are difficult to interpre...

    Authors: Anne-Claire Lukaszewicz, Géraldine Gontier, Valérie Faivre, Ingrid Ouanounou and Didier Payen
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:10
  30. The passive leg-raising (PLR) maneuver provides a dynamic assessment of fluid responsiveness inducing a reversible increase in cardiac preload. Since its effects are sudden and transitory, a continuous cardiac...

    Authors: Manuel Ignacio Monge García, Anselmo Gil Cano, Manuel Gracia Romero, Rocío Monterroso Pintado, Virginia Pérez Madueño and Juan Carlos Díaz Monrové
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:9
  31. Cardiac biomarkers (CB) were first developed for assisting the diagnosis of cardiac events, especially acute myocardial infarction. The discoveries of other CB, the better understanding of cardiac disease proc...

    Authors: Anthony S McLean and Stephen J Huang
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:8
  32. Numerous cases of swine-origin 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus (H1N1)-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) bridged by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy have been reported; however...

    Authors: Tobias M Bingold, Bertram Scheller, Timo Wolf, Jens Meier, Alexander Koch, Kai Zacharowski, Peter Rosenberger and Thomas Iber
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:7
  33. Candida and Aspergillus spp. are the most common agents responsible for invasive fungal infections in children. They are associated with a high mortality and morbidity rate as well as high health care costs. An ...

    Authors: Olivier Brissaud, Julie Guichoux, Jerome Harambat, Olivier Tandonnet and Theoklis Zaoutis
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:6
  34. Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is frequently used for the management of acute respiratory failure (ARF) in very old patients (≥ 80 years), often in the context of a do-not-intubate order (DNI). We aimed to dete...

    Authors: Frederique Schortgen, Arnaud Follin, Lucilla Piccari, Ferran Roche-Campo, Guillaume Carteaux, Elodie Taillandier-Heriche, Sebastien Krypciak, Arnaud W Thille, Elena Paillaud and Laurent Brochard
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:5
  35. Neurologists often diagnose brain death (BD) and explain BD to families in the intensive care unit. This study was designed to determine whether neurologists agree with the standard concept of death (irreversi...

    Authors: Ari R Joffe, Natalie R Anton, Jonathan P Duff and Allan deCaen
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:4
  36. Safety is a global concept that encompasses efficiency, security of care, reactivity of caregivers, and satisfaction of patients and relatives. Patient safety has emerged as a major target for healthcare impro...

    Authors: Maité Garrouste-Orgeas, François Philippart, Cédric Bruel, Adeline Max, Nicolas Lau and B Misset
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:2
  37. Critically ill adult patients often require multiple examinations in the hospital and need transport from one department to another, or even between hospitals. However, to date, no guidelines exist regarding o...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Quenot, Christophe Milési, Aurély Cravoisy, Gilles Capellier, Olivier Mimoz, Olivier Fourcade and Pierre-Yves Gueugniaud
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2012 2:1
  38. Sepsis continues to be a poorly understood syndrome with a high mortality rate. While we are beginning to decipher the intricate interplay of the inflammatory response during sepsis, the precise regulation of ...

    Authors: Michael A Flierl, Daniel Rittirsch, Sebastian Weckbach, Markus Huber-Lang, Kyros Ipaktchi, Peter A Ward and Philip F Stahel
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:53
  39. Community-acquired necrotizing pneumonia caused by Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-secreting Staphylococcus aureus is a highly lethal infection that mainly affects healthy children and young adults. Both methic...

    Authors: Lukas Kreienbuehl, Emmanuel Charbonney and Philippe Eggimann
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:52
  40. Although prompt initiation of appropriate antifungal therapy is essential for the control of invasive Candida infections and an improvement of prognosis, early diagnosis of invasive candidiasis remains a challeng...

    Authors: Guillaume Leroy, Fabien Lambiotte, Didier Thévenin, Christian Lemaire, Erika Parmentier, Patrick Devos and Olivier Leroy
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:50
  41. Hypoglycemia is associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients. The impact of hypoglycemia on resource utilization has not been investigated. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate...

    Authors: James Krinsley, Marcus J Schultz, Peter E Spronk, Floris van Braam Houckgeest, Johannes P van der Sluijs, Christian Mélot and Jean-Charles Preiser
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:49
  42. Microcirculation plays a vital role in the development of multiple organ failure in severe sepsis. The effects of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions on these tissue oxygenation and microcirculation variables in...

    Authors: Farid Sadaka, Ravi Aggu-Sher, Katie Krause, Jacklyn O'Brien, Eric S Armbrecht and Robert W Taylor
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:46
  43. The prognosis for postcardiac arrest patients remains very bleak, not only because of anoxic-ischemic neurological damage, but also because of the "postcardiac arrest syndrome," a phenomenon often severe enoug...

    Authors: Nicolas Mongardon, Florence Dumas, Sylvie Ricome, David Grimaldi, Tarik Hissem, Frédéric Pène and Alain Cariou
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:45
  44. This study was designed to investigate the effect of hypertonic fluid administration on inflammatory mediator gene expression in patients with septic shock.

    Authors: Frank MP van Haren, James Sleigh, Ray Cursons, Mary La Pine, Peter Pickkers and Johannes G van der Hoeven
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2011 1:44

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