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Year in review in Intensive Care Medicine 2011. II. Cardiovascular, infections, pneumonia and sepsis, critical care organization and outcome, education, ultrasonography, metabolism and coagulation

Massimo Antonelli| Marc Bonten| Jean Chastre| Giuseppe Citerio| Giorgio Conti| J. Randall Curtis| Daniel De Backer| Goran Hedenstierna| Michael Joannidis| Duncan Macrae| Jordi Mancebo| Salvatore M. Maggiore| Alexandre Mebazaa| Jean-Charles Preiser| Patricia Rocco| Jean-François Timsit| Jan Wernerman| Haibo Zhang
Year in Review 2011
Volume 38, Issue 3 / March , 2012

Pages 345 - 358

No abstract available.


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