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Year in review in Intensive Care Medicine, 2006. II. Infections and sepsis, haemodynamics, elderly, invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation, weaning, ARDSOpen access

Peter Andrews| Elie Azoulay| Massimo Antonelli| Laurent Brochard| Christian Brun-Buisson| Daniel De Backer| Geoffrey Dobb| Jean-Yves Fagon| Herwig Gerlach| Johan Groeneveld| Duncan Macrae| Jordi Mancebo| Philipp Metnitz| Stefano Nava| Jerôme Pugin| Michael Pinsky| Peter Radermacher| Christian Richard
Year in Review 2006
Volume 33, Issue 2 / February , 2007

Pages 214 - 229

No abstract available.


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  2. Luyt CE (2006) Virus diseases in ICU patients: a long time underestimated; but be aware of overestimation. Intensive Care Med 32:968–970
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  4. Gomersall CD, Joynt GM, Ho OM, Ip M, Yap F, Derrick JL, Leung P (2006) Transmission of SARS to healthcare workers. The experience of a Hong Kong ICU. Intensive Care Med 32:564–569
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  9. Lorente L, Lecuona M, Jimenez A, Mora ML, Sierra A (2006) Tracheal suction by closed system without daily change versus open system. Intensive Care Med 32:538–544
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  16. Mackenzie I, Woodhouse J (2006) C-reactive protein concentrations during bacteraemia: a comparison between patients with and without liver dysfunction. Intensive Care Med 32:1344–1351
  17. Kruger P, Fitzsimmons K, Cook D, Jones M, Nimmo G (2006) Statin therapy is associated with fewer deaths in patients with bacteraemia. Intensive Care Med 32:75–79
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  29. Jansen JR (2006) Standard pulse contour methods are not applicable in animals. Intensive Care Med 32:2084–2085
  30. Monnet X, Rienzo M, Osman D, Anguel N, Richard C, Pinsky MR, Teboul JL (2005) Esophageal Doppler monitoring predicts fluid responsiveness in critically ill ventilated patients. Intensive Care Med 31:1195–1201
  31. Shochat M, Charach G, Meyler S, Meisel S, Weintraub M, Mengeritsky G, Mosseri M, Rabinovich P (2006) Prediction of cardiogenic pulmonary edema onset by monitoring right lung impedance. Intensive Care Med 32:1214–1221
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  38. Lellouche F, Qader S, Taille S, Lyazidi A, Brochard L (2006) Under-humidification and over-humidification during moderate induced hypothermia with usual devices. Intensive Care Med 32:1014–1021
  39. Jones D, Bellomo R, Bates S, Warrillow S, Goldsmith D, Hart G, Opdam H (2006) Patient monitoring and the timing of cardiac arrests and medical emergency team calls in a teaching hospital. Intensive Care Med 32:1352–1356
  40. Monteban-Kooistra WE, van den Berg MP, Tulleken JE, Ligtenberg JJ, Meertens JH, Zijlstra JG (2006) Brugada electrocardiographic pattern elicited by cyclic antidepressants overdose. Intensive Care Med 32:281–285
  41. Isbister GK, Friberg LE, Duffull SB (2006) Application of pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic modelling in management of QT abnormalities after citalopram overdose. Intensive Care Med 32:1060–1065
  42. Megarbane B, Bloch V, Deye N, Baud FJ (2007) Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modelling of cardiac toxicity in venlafaxine overdose. Intensive Care Med 33:195–196
  43. Isbister GK, Friberg LE, Duffull SB (2007) Reply to Dr. Megarbane et al. regarding “Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modelling of cardiac toxicity in venlafaxine overdose”. Intensive Care Med 33:197
  44. Seguin P, Laviolle B, Maurice A, Leclercq C, Malledant Y (2006) Atrial fibrillation in trauma patients requiring intensive care. Intensive Care Med 32:398–404
  45. de Rooij SE, Govers A, Korevaar JC, Abu-Hanna A, Levi M, de Jonge E (2006) Short-term and long-term mortality in very elderly patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Intensive Care Med 32:1039–1044
  46. Torres OH, Francia E, Longobardi V, Gich I, Benito S, Ruiz D (2006) Short- and long-term outcomes of older patients in intermediate care units. Intensive Care Med 32:1052–1059
  47. Garrouste-Orgeas M, Timsit JF, Montuclard L, Colvez A, Gattolliat O, Philippart F, Rigal G, Misset B, Carlet J (2006) Decision-making process, outcome, and 1-year quality of life of octogenarians referred for intensive care unit admission. Intensive Care Med 32:1045–1051
  48. Boumendil A, Guidet B (2006) Elderly patients and intensive care medicine. Intensive Care Med 32:965–967
  49. Demoule A, Decailliot F, Jonson B, Christov C, Maitre B, Touqui L, Brochard L, Delclaux C (2006) Relationship between pressure–volume curve and markers for collagen turn-over in early acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med 32:413–420
  50. El Solh AA, Bhora M, Pineda L, Aquilina A, Abbetessa L, Berbary E (2006) Alveolar plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 predicts ARDS in aspiration pneumonitis. Intensive Care Med 32:110–115
  51. Karagiorga G, Nakos G, Galiatsou E, Lekka ME (2006) Biochemical parameters of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in fat embolism. Intensive Care Med 32:116–123
  52. Lesur O, Langevin S, Berthiaume Y, Legare M, Skrobik Y, Bellemare JF, Levy B, Fortier Y, Lauzier F, Bravo G, Nickmilder M, Rousseau E, Bernard A (2006) Outcome value of Clara cell protein in serum of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med 32:1167–1174
  53. Beiderlinden M, Kuehl H, Boes T, Peters J (2006) Prevalence of pulmonary hypertension associated with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome: Predictive value of computed tomography. Intensive Care Med 32:852–857
  54. Groeneveld AB, Verheij J (2006) Extravascular lung water to blood volume ratios as measures of permeability in sepsis-induced ALI/ARDS. Intensive Care Med 32:1315–1321
  55. Decailliot F, Demoule A, Maggiore SM, Jonson B, Duvaldestin P, Brochard L (2006) Pressure–volume curves with and without muscle paralysis in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med 32:1322–1328
  56. Moran I, Bellapart J, Vari A, Mancebo J (2006) Heat and moisture exchangers and heated humidifiers in acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome patients. Effects on respiratory mechanics and gas exchange. Intensive Care Med 32:524–531
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  58. Hedenstierna G (2006) The hidden pulmonary dysfunction in acute lung injury. Intensive Care Med 32:1933–1934
  59. Lemasson S, Ayzac L, Girard R, Gaillard S, Pavaday K, Guerin C (2006) Does gas exchange response to prone position predict mortality in hypoxemic acute respiratory failure? Intensive Care Med 32:1987–1993
  60. Demoule A, Girou E, Richard JC, Taille S, Brochard L (2006) Increased use of noninvasive ventilation in French intensive care units. Intensive Care Med 32:1747–1755
  61. Demoule A, Girou E, Richard JC, Taille S, Brochard L (2006) Benefits and risks of success or failure of noninvasive ventilation. Intensive Care Med 32:1756–1765
  62. Battisti A, Roeseler J, Tassaux D, Jolliet P (2006) Automatic adjustment of pressure support by a computer-driven knowledge-based system during noninvasive ventilation: a feasibility study. Intensive Care Med 32:1523–1528
  63. Thille AW, Rodriguez P, Cabello B, Lellouche F, Brochard L (2006) Patient–ventilator asynchrony during assisted mechanical ventilation. Intensive Care Med 32:1515–1522
  64. Kondili E, Prinianakis G, Alexopoulou C, Vakouti E, Klimathianaki M, Georgopoulos D (2006) Respiratory load compensation during mechanical ventilation–proportional assist ventilation with load-adjustable gain factors versus pressure support. Intensive Care Med 32:692–699
  65. Volta CA, Alvisi V, Bertacchini S, Marangoni E, Ragazzi R, Verri M, Alvisi R (2006) Acute effects of hyperoxemia on dyspnoea and respiratory variables during pressure support ventilation. Intensive Care Med 32:223–229
  66. Clini EM, Antoni FD, Vitacca M, Crisafulli E, Paneroni M, Chezzi-Silva S, Moretti M, Trianni L, Fabbri LM (2006) Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation in tracheostomized patients: a randomized controlled trial. Intensive Care Med 32:1994–2001
  67. Raux M, Thicoipe M, Wiel E, Rancurel E, Savary D, David JS, Berthier F, Ricard-Hibon A, Birgel F, Riou B (2006) Comparison of respiratory rate and peripheral oxygen saturation to assess severity in trauma patients. Intensive Care Med 32:405–412
  68. Vassilakopoulos T, Routsi C, Sotiropoulou C, Bitsakou C, Stanopoulos I, Roussos C, Zakynthinos S (2006) The combination of the load/force balance and the frequency/tidal volume can predict weaning outcome. Intensive Care Med 32:684–691
  69. Mekontso-Dessap A, de Prost N, Girou E, Braconnier F, Lemaire F, Brun-Buisson C, Brochard L (2006) B-type natriuretic peptide and weaning from mechanical ventilation. Intensive Care Med 32:1529–1536
  70. Tobin MJ, Jubran A (2006) Variable performance of weaning-predictor tests: role of Bayes' theorem and spectrum and test-referral bias. Intensive Care Med 32:2002–2012
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