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  1. OptiScanner devices, continuous glucose monitoring devices that perform automated blood draws via a central venous catheter and create plasma through centrifugation, measure plasma glucose levels through mid-i...

    Authors: Roosmarijn TM van Hooijdonk, Tineke Winters, Johan C Fischer, Edmée C van Dongen-Lases, James S Krinsley, Jean-Charles Preiser and Marcus J Schultz
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:8
  2. Longstanding concerns regarding end of life in the ICU led in France to the publication of guidelines, updated in 2009, that take into account the insights provided by a recent law (Leonetti’s law) regarding p...

    Authors: René Robert, Laurence Salomon, Lise Haddad, Jean-Pierre Graftieaux, Béatrice Eon and Didier Dreyfuss
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:6
  3. The aim of this study was to determine the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) levels at the onset of critical illness and the development of acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome ...

    Authors: Nicolas Barnett, Zhiguo Zhao, Tatsuki Koyama, David R Janz, Chen-Yu Wang, Addison K May, Gordon R Bernard and Lorraine B Ware
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:5
  4. The Lung Injury Score (LIS) remains a commonly utilized measure of lung injury severity though the additive value of LIS to predict ARDS outcomes over the recent Berlin definition of ARDS, which incorporates s...

    Authors: Kirsten Neudoerffer Kangelaris, Carolyn S Calfee, Addison K May, Hanjing Zhuo, Michael A Matthay and Lorraine B Ware
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:4
  5. Data from previous studies indicate that optimal conditions for intubation are met 120 seconds after administration of 0.15 cisatracurium (ED95 × 3) following the induction of anesthesia. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Eric Dieye, Vincent Minville, Karim Asehnoune, Claude Conil, Bernard Georges, Pierre Cougot, Olivier Fourcade and Jean-Marie Conil
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:3
  6. Observational studies on mechanical ventilation (MV) show practice variations across ICUs. We sought to determine, with a case-vignette study, the heterogeneity of processes of care in ICUs focusing on mechani...

    Authors: Yên-Lan Nguyen, Elodie Perrodeau, Bertrand Guidet, Ludovic Trinquart, Jean-Christophe M Richard, Alain Mercat, Philippe Jolliet, Philippe Ravaud and Laurent Brochard
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:2
  7. Lung ultrasound is a basic application of critical ultrasound, defined as a loop associating urgent diagnoses with immediate therapeutic decisions. It requires the mastery of ten signs: the bat sign (pleural l...

    Authors: Daniel A Lichtenstein
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2014 4:1
  8. Intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) is a common complication, associated with significant morbidity. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has shown promise for prevention. NMES acutely affects...

    Authors: Epameinondas Angelopoulos, Eleftherios Karatzanos, Stavros Dimopoulos, Georgios Mitsiou, Christos Stefanou, Irini Patsaki, Anastasia Kotanidou, Christina Routsi, George Petrikkos and Serafeim Nanas
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:39
  9. The birth of the intermittent injectate-based conventional pulmonary artery catheter (fondly nicknamed PAC) was proudly announced in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1970 by his parents HJ Swan and William ...

    Authors: Paul E Marik
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:38
  10. Reimbursement schemes in intensive care are more complex than in other areas of healthcare, due to special procedures and high care needs. Knowledge regarding the principles of functioning in other countries c...

    Authors: Martin-Immanuel Bittner, Maria Donnelly, Arthur RH van Zanten, Jakob Steen Andersen, Bertrand Guidet, Jose Javier Trujillano Cabello, Shane Gardiner, Gerard Fitzpatrick, Bob Winter, Michael Joannidis and Axel Schmutz
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:37
  11. Transplantation brings sustainably improved quality of life to patients with end-stage organ failure. Persisting shortfall in available organs prompted French authorities and practitioners to focus on organ re...

    Authors: Olivier Lesieur, Marie-France Mamzer, Maxime Leloup, Frédéric Gonzalez, Alexandre Herbland, Brigitte Hamon, Marcel-Louis Viallard and Christian Hervé
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:36
  12. Hypernatremia is common following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and occurs from a variety of mechanisms, including hyperosmotic fluids, limitation of free water, or diabetes insipidus. The purpose of this syste...

    Authors: Leif Kolmodin, Mypinder S Sekhon, William R Henderson, Alexis F Turgeon and Donald EG Griesdale
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:35
  13. An intensive care unit (ICU) admission is a stressful event for the patient and the patient’s family. Several studies demonstrated symptoms of anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder in family m...

    Authors: Fernando José da Silva Ramos, Renata Rego Lins Fumis, Luciano Cesar Pontes Azevedo and Guilherme Schettino
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:34
  14. The storage duration of red blood cells transfused to critically ill patients is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Whether the association exists between storage duration of red blood cells tr...

    Authors: David R Janz, Zhiguo Zhao, Tatsuki Koyama, Addison K May, Gordon R Bernard, Julie A Bastarache, Pampee P Young and Lorraine B Ware
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:33
  15. We report a case of propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS) in a young female treated for status epilepticus. In this case, PRIS rapidly evolved to full cardiovascular collapse despite aggressive supportive care in ...

    Authors: Michael Mayette, Jeremy Gonda, Joe L Hsu and Frederick G Mihm
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:32
  16. Mottling score has been reported to be a strong predictive factor during septic shock. However, the pathophysiology of mottling remains unclear.

    Authors: Hafid Ait-Oufella, Simon Bourcier, Mikael Alves, Arnaud Galbois, Jean-Luc Baudel, Dimitri Margetis, Naike Bige, Georges Offenstadt, Eric Maury and Bertrand Guidet
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:31
  17. Sepsis is a leading cause of death despite appropriate management. There is increasing evidence that microcirculatory alterations might persist independently from macrohemodynamic improvement and are related t...

    Authors: Jordi Masip, Jaume Mesquida, Cecilia Luengo, Gisela Gili, Gemma Gomà, Ricard Ferrer, Jean Louis Teboul, Didier Payen and Antonio Artigas
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:30
  18. As a result of reporting bias, or frauds, false or misunderstood findings may represent the majority of published research claims. This article provides simple methods that might help to appraise the quality o...

    Authors: Romain Pirracchio, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Sylvie Chevret and Didier Journois
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:29
  19. The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of Transcranial Doppler (TCD) in assessing cerebral perfusion changes in septic patients.

    Authors: Charalampos Pierrakos, Aurélie Antoine, Dimitrios Velissaris, Isabelle Michaux, Pierre Bulpa, Patrick Evrard, Michel Ossemann and Alain Dive
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:28
  20. Phase III clinical trials on severe sepsis and septic shock published during the past decade have failed to reveal the superiority of any therapeutic intervention on mortality compared with evolving standards ...

    Authors: Pierre Asfar, Yann-Erick Claessens, Jacques Duranteau, Eric Kipnis, Marc Leone, Bruno Lévy and Jean-Paul Mira
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:27
  21. The objective of this study was to examine the outcomes of critically ill patients who were transferred from other hospitals to a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia as a quality improvement project.

    Authors: Asgar H Rishu, Abdulaziz S Aldawood, Samir H Haddad, Hani M Tamim, Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Ahmed Al-Jabbary, Abdullah Al-Shimemeri, Muhammad R Sohail and Yaseen M Arabi
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:26
  22. Acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) are characterized by pulmonary oedema, measured as extravascular lung water (EVLW). The chest radiograph (CXR) can potentially estimate ...

    Authors: Lisa M Brown, Carolyn S Calfee, James P Howard, Thelma R Craig, Michael A Matthay and Daniel F McAuley
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:25
  23. Monitoring and management of intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) is a standard of care after traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the pathophysiology of so-called secondary brai...

    Authors: Pierre Bouzat, Nathalie Sala, Jean-François Payen and Mauro Oddo
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:23
  24. In the context of worldwide increasing antimicrobial resistance, good antimicrobial prescribing in more needed than ever; unfortunately, information available to clinicians often are insufficient to rely on. B...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Dupuy, François Philippart, Yves Péan, Sigismond Lasocki, Pierre-Emmanuel Charles, Martin Chalumeau, Yann-Eric Claessens, Jean-Pierre Quenot, Christele Gras-Le Guen, Stéphanie Ruiz, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Nicolas Roche, Jean-Paul Stahl, Jean-Pierre Bedos, Jérôme Pugin, Rémy Gauzit…
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:22
  25. Biomarker-guided initiation of antibiotic therapy has been studied in four conditions: acute pancreatitis, lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), meningitis, and sepsis in the ICU. In pancreatitis with susp...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Quenot, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Nicolas Roche, Martin Chalumeau, Pierre-Emmanuel Charles, Yann-Eric Claessens, Sigismond Lasocki, Jean-Pierre Bedos, Yves Péan, François Philippart, Stéphanie Ruiz, Christele Gras-Leguen, Anne-Marie Dupuy, Jérôme Pugin, Jean-Paul Stahl, Benoit Misset…
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:21
  26. Pharmacological interventions are commonly considered in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients. Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) and neuromuscular blockers (NMBs) are used in patients with severe hypox...

    Authors: Antoine Roch, Sami Hraiech, Stéphanie Dizier and Laurent Papazian
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:20
  27. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are exposed to many sources of discomfort. Most of these are related to the patient’s condition, but ICU design or how care is organized also can contribute. The present surv...

    Authors: Véronique Lombardo, Isabelle Vinatier, Marie-Lou Baillot, Vicenta Franja, Irma Bourgeon-Ghittori, Sandrine Dray, Sylvie Jeune, Chirine Mossadegh, Jean Reignier, Bertrand Souweine and Antoine Roch
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:19
  28. The prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae is increasing globally and is a major clinical concern. Between June 2008 and September 2009, 4% of patients in an intensive ...

    Authors: Nathalie Filippa, Anne Carricajo, Florence Grattard, Pascal Fascia, Faten El Sayed, Jean Pierre Defilippis, Philippe Berthelot and Gerald Aubert
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:18
  29. Whereas red blood cell transfusions have been used since the 19th century, plasma has only been available since 1941. It was originally mainly used as volume replacement, mostly during World War II and the Kor...

    Authors: Sonia Labarinas, Delphine Arni and Oliver Karam
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:16
  30. Sepsis often is characterized by an acute brain dysfunction, which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Its pathophysiology is highly complex, resulting from both inflammatory and noninflammat...

    Authors: Romain Sonneville, Franck Verdonk, Camille Rauturier, Isabelle F Klein, Michel Wolff, Djillali Annane, Fabrice Chretien and Tarek Sharshar
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:15
  31. Anaemia is associated with inferior outcomes in critically ill patients. It is difficult to prevent and is treated commonly with the transfusion of packed red cells. However, transfusion to augment oxygen deli...

    Authors: Catherine Page, Andrew Retter and Duncan Wyncoll
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2013 3:14
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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