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Year in review in Intensive Care Medicine—2003 : Part 1: Respiratory failure, infection and sepsisOpen access

Edward Abraham| Peter Andrews| Massimo Antonelli| Laurent Brochard| Christian Brun-Buisson| Geoffrey Dobb| Jean-Yves Fagon| Johan Groeneveld| Jordi Mancebo| Philipp Metnitz| Stefano Nava| Michael Pinsky| Peter Radermacher| Marco Ranieri| Christian Richard| Robert Tasker| Benoît Vallet
Volume 30, Issue 6 / June , 2004

Pages 1017 - 1031

No abstract available.


  1. Prinianakis G, Kondili E, Georgopoulos D (2003) Effects of the flow waveform method of triggering and cycling on patient-ventilator interaction during pressure support. Intensive Care Med 29:1950–1959
  2. Mancebo J (2003) Triggering and cycling off during pressure support ventilation: simplicity or sophistication? Intensive Care Med 29:1871–1872
  3. Kraincuk P, Kormoczi G, Prokop M, Ihra G, Aloy A (2003) Alveolar recruitment of atelectasis under combined high-frequency jet ventilation: a computed tomography study. Intensive Care Med 29:1265–1272
  4. Robino C, Faisy C, Diehl JL, Rezgui N, Labrousse J, Guerot E (2003) Effectiveness of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation differs between decompensated chronic restrictive and obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Intensive Care Med 29:603–610
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  6. Fernandez-Vivas M, Caturla-Such J, Gonzalez de la Rosa J, Acosta-Escribano J, Alvarez-Sanchez B, Canovas-Robles J (2003) Noninvasive pressure support versus proportional assist ventilation in acute respiratory failure. Intensive Care Med 29:1126–1133
  7. Delaere S, Roeseler J, D’Hoore W, Matte P, Reynaert M, Jolliet P, Sottiaux T, Liistro G (2003) Respiratory muscle workload in intubated, spontaneously breathing patients without COPD: pressure support vs proportional assist ventilation. Intensive Care Med 29:949–954
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  8. Masip J, Paez J, Merino M, Parejo S, Vecilla F, Riera C, Rios A, Sabater J, Ballus J, Padro J (2003) Risk factors for intubation as a guide for noninvasive ventilation in patients with severe acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Intensive Care Med 29:1921–1928
  9. Windisch W, Freidel K, Schucher B, Baumann H, Wiebel M, Matthys H, Petermann F (2003) Evaluation of health-related quality of life using the MOS 36-Item Short-Form Health Status Survey in patients receiving noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. Intensive Care Med 29:615–621
  10. Cavaliere F, Masieri S, Conti G, Antonelli M, Pennisi MA, Filipo R, Proietti R (2003) Effects of non-invasive ventilation on middle ear function in healthy volunteers. Intensive Care Med 29:611–614
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  11. Patroniti N, Foti G, Manfio A, Coppo A, Bellani G, Pesenti A (2003) Head helmet versus face mask for non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure: a physiological study. Intensive Care Med 29:1680–1687
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  19. Van de Leur JP, Zwaveling JH, Loef BG, Van der Schans CP (2003) Endotracheal suctioning versus minimally invasive airway suctioning in intubated patients: a prospective randomised controlled trial. Intensive Care Med 29:426–432
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  20. Van de Leur JP, Zwaveling JH, Loef BG, Van der Schans CP (2003) Patient recollection of airway suctioning in the ICU: routine versus a minimally invasive procedure. Intensive Care Med 29:433–436
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  21. Jaber S, Chanques G, Matecki S, Ramonatxo M, Vergne C, Souche B, Perrigault PF, Eledjam JJ (2003) Post-extubation stridor in intensive care unit patients. Risk factors evaluation and importance of the cuff-leak test. Intensive Care Med 29:69–74
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  22. El Solh A, Okada M, Bhat A, Pietrantoni C (2003) Swallowing disorders post orotracheal intubation in the elderly. Intensive Care Med 29:1451–1455
  23. Gonzalez J, Sharshar T, Hart N, Chadda K, Raphael JC, Lofaso F (2003) Air leaks during mechanical ventilation as a cause of persistent hypercapnia in neuromuscular disorders. Intensive Care Med 29:596–602
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  24. Beiderlinden M, Groeben H, Peters J (2003) Safety of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in patients ventilated with high positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). Intensive Care Med 29:944–948
  25. Philips BJ, Meguer JX, Redman J, Baker EH (2003) Factors determining the appearance of glucose in upper and lower respiratory tract secretions. Intensive Care Med 29:2204–2210
  26. Hess DR, Dillman C, Kacmarek RM (2003) In vitro evaluation of aerosol bronchodilator delivery during mechanical ventilation: pressure-control vs volume control ventilation. Intensive Care Med 29:1145–1150
  27. Estenssoro E, Dubin A, Laffaire E, Canales HS, Saenz G, Moseinco M, Bachetti P (2003) Impact of positive end-expiratory pressure on the definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med 29:1936–1942
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  29. David M, Weiler N, Heinrichs W, Neumann M, Joost T, Markstaller K, Eberle B (2003) High-frequency oscillatory ventilation in adult acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med 29:1656–1665
  30. Kacmarek RM (2003) Is high frequency oscillation the best lung protective ventilatory approach for ARDS? Intensive Care Med 29:1629–1631
  31. Prat G, Renault A, Tonnelier JM, Goetghebeur D, Oger E, Boles JM, L’Her E (2003) Influence of the humidification device during acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med 29:2211–2215
  32. Vieillard-Baron A, Prin S, Chergui K, Page B, Beauchet A, Jardin F (2003) Early patterns of static pressure-volume loops in ARDS and their relations with PEEP-induced recruitment. Intensive Care Med 29:1929–1935
  33. Albaiceta GM, Taboada F, Parra D, Blanco A, Escudero D, Otero J (2003) Differences in the deflation limb of the pressure-volume curves in acute respiratory distress syndrome from pulmonary and extrapulmonary origin. Intensive Care Med 29:1943–1949
  34. Sondergaard S, Karason S, Wiklund J, Lundin S, Stenqvist O (2003) Alveolar pressure monitoring: an evaluation in a lung model and in patients with acute lung injury. Intensive Care Med 29:955–962
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  35. Uttman L, Beydon L, Jonson B (2003) Effects of positive end-expiratory pressure increments can be predicted by computer simulation based on a physiological profile in acute respiratory failure. Intensive Care Med 29:226–232
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  38. Hinz J, Hahn G, Neumann P, Sydow M, Mohrenweiser P, Hellige G, Burchardi H (2003) End-expiratory lung impedance change enables bedside monitoring of end-expiratory lung volume change. Intensive Care Med 29:37–43
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  39. Van Genderingen HR, van Vught AJ, Jansen JR (2003) Estimation of regional lung volume changes by electrical impedance pressures tomography during a pressure-volume maneuver. Intensive Care Med 29:233–240
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  40. Bugedo G, Bruhn A, Hernandez G, Rojas G, Varela C, Tapia JC, Castillo L (2003) Lung computed tomography during a lung recruitment maneuver in patients with acute lung injury. Intensive Care Med 29:218–225
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  41. Zinserling J, Wrigge H, Varelmann D, Hering R, Putensen C (2003) Measurement of functional residual capacity by nitrogen washout during partial ventilatory support. Intensive Care Med 29:720–726
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  42. Lichtenstein DA, Lascols N, Prin S, Meziere G (2003) The “lung pulse”: an early ultrasound sign of complete atelectasis. Intensive Care Med 29:2187–2192
  43. Kjaergaard S, Rees S, Malczynski J, Nielsen JA, Thorgaard P, Toft E, Andreassen S (2003) Non-invasive estimation of shunt and ventilation-perfusion mismatch. Intensive Care Med 29:727–734
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  44. Menzel M, Soukup J, Henze D, Engelbrecht K, Senderreck M, Scharf A, Rieger A, Grond S (2003) Experiences with continuous intra-arterial blood gas monitoring: precision and drift of a pure optode-system. Intensive Care Med 29:2180–2186
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  46. Oude Nijhuis CS, Vellenga E, Daenen SM, van der Graaf WT, Gietema JA, Groen HJ, Kamps WA, de Bont ES (2003) Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein: a possible diagnostic marker for Gram-negative bacteremia in neutropenic cancer patients. Intensive Care Med 29:2157–2161
  47. Eichelbronner O, Sibbald WJ, Chin-Yee IH (2003) Intermittent flow increases endotoxin-induced adhesion of human erythrocytes to vascular endothelial cells. Intensive Care Med 29:709–714
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  48. Spittler A, Roth E (2003) Is monocyte HLA-DR expression predictive for clinical outcome in sepsis? Intensive Care Med 29:1211–1212
  49. Perry SE, Mostafa SM, Wenstone R, Shenkin A, McLaughlin PJ (2003) Is low monocyte HLA-DR expression helpful to predict outcome in severe sepsis? Intensive Care Med 29:1245–1252
  50. Oczenski W, Krenn H, Jilch R, Watzka H, Waldenberger F, Koller U, Schwarz S, Fitzgerald RD (2003) HLA-DR as a marker for increased risk for systemic inflammation and septic complications after cardiac surgery. Intensive Care Med 29:1253–1257
  51. Monneret G, Arpin M, Venet F, Maghni K, Debard AL, Pachot A, Lepape A, Bienvenu J (2003) Calcitonin gene related peptide and N-procalcitonin modulate CD11b upregulation in lipopolysaccharide activated monocytes and neutrophils. Intensive Care Med 29:923–928
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  52. Yang K, Azoulay E, Attalah L, Zahar JR, Van de Louw A, Cerf C, Soussy CJ, Duvaldestin P, Brochard L, Brun-Buisson C, Harf A, Delclaux C (2003) Bactericidal activity response of blood neutrophils from critically ill patients to in vitro granulocyte colony-stimulating factor stimulation. Intensive Care Med 29:396–402
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  54. Heller AR, Heller SC, Borkenstein A, Stehr SN, Koch T (2003) Modulation of host defense by hydrocortisone in stress doses during endotoxemia. Intensive Care Med 29:1456–1463
  55. Erbay H, Yalcin AN, Serin S, Turgut H, Tomatir E, Cetin B, Zencir M (2003) Nosocomial infections in intensive care unit in a Turkish university hospital: a 2-year survey. Intensive Care Med 29:1482–1488
  56. Brun-Buisson C, Roudot-Thoraval F, Girou E, Grenier-Sennelier C, Durand-Zaleski I (2003) The costs of septic syndromes in the intensive care unit and influence of hospital-acquired sepsis. Intensive Care Med 29:1464–1471
  57. Leone M, Albanese J, Garnier F, Sapin C, Barrau K, Bimar MC, Martin C (2003) Risk factors of nosocomial catheter-associated urinary tract infection in a polyvalent intensive care unit. Intensive Care Med 29:929–932
  58. Leone M, Garnier F, Antonini F, Bimar MC, Albanese J, Martin C (2003) Comparison of effectiveness of two urinary drainage systems in intensive care unit: a prospective, randomized clinical trial. Intensive Care Med 29:410–413
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  60. Geffers C, Zuschneid I, Eckmanns T, Ruden H, Gastmeier P (2003) The relationship between methodological trial quality and the effects of impregnated central venous catheters. Intensive Care Med 29:403–409
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  76. Fourrier F, Leclerc F, Aidan K, Sadik A, Jourdain M, Tournoys A, Noizet O (2003) Combined antithrombin and protein C supplementation in meningococcal purpura fulminans: a pharmacokinetic study. Intensive Care Med 29:1081–1087
  77. Mayer K, Fegbeutel C, Hattar K, Sibelius U, Kramer HJ, Heuer KU, Temmesfeld-Wollbruck B, Gokorsch S, Grimminger F, Seeger W (2003) Omega-3 vs omega-6 lipid emulsions exert differential influence on neutrophils in septic shock patients: impact on plasma fatty acids and lipid mediator generation. Intensive Care Med 29:1472–1481
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  80. Nakos G, Tsangaris H, Liokatis S, Kitsiouli E, Lekka ME (2003) Ventilator-associated pneumonia and atelectasis: evaluation through bronchoalveolar lavage fluid analysis. Intensive Care Med 29:555–563
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