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Year in review in intensive care medicine, 2004. I. Respiratory failure, infection, and sepsisOpen access

Peter Andrews| Elie Azoulay| Massimo Antonelli| Laurent Brochard| Christian Brun-Buisson| Geoffrey Dobb| Jean-Yves Fagon| Herwig Gerlach| Johan Groeneveld| Jordi Mancebo| Philipp Metnitz| Stefano Nava| Jerome Pugin| Michael Pinsky| Peter Radermacher| Christian Richard| Robert Tasker| Benoit Vallet
Year in Review 2004
Volume 31, Issue 1 / January , 2005

Pages 28 - 40

No abstract available.


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