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Year in review in Intensive Care Medicine, 2008: III. Paediatrics, Ethics, outcome research and critical care organization, sedation, pharmacology and miscellaneaOpen access

Massimo Antonelli| Elie Azoulay| Marc Bonten| Jean Chastre| Giuseppe Citerio| Giorgio Conti| Daniel De Backer| François Lemaire| Herwig Gerlach| Johan Groeneveld| Goran Hedenstierna| Duncan Macrae| Jordi Mancebo| Salvatore M. Maggiore| Alexandre Mebazaa| Philipp Metnitz| Jerôme Pugin| Jan Wernerman| Haibo Zhang
Year In Review 2008
Volume 35, Issue 3 / March , 2009

Pages 405 - 416

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  36. Minneci PC, Eichacker PQ, Danner RL, Banks SM, Natanson C, Deans KJ (2008) The importance of usual care control groups for safety monitoring and validity during critical care research. Intensive Care Med 34:942–947
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  48. Ulvik A, Kvale R, Wentzel-Larsen T, Flaatten H (2008) Sexual function in ICU survivors more than 3 years after major trauma. Intensive Care Med 34:447–453
  49. Ledoux D, Canivet JL, Preiser JC, Lefrancq J, Damas P (2008) SAPS 3 admission score: an external validation in a general intensive care population. Intensive Care Med 34:1873–1877
  50. Dalfino L, Tullo L, Donadio I, Malcangi V, Brienza N (2008) Intra-abdominal hypertension and acute renal failure in critically ill patients. Intensive Care Med 34:707–713
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  53. Wheeler DW, Degnan BA, Sehmi JS, Burnstein RM, Menon DK, Gupta AK (2008) Variability in the concentrations of intravenous drug infusions prepared in a critical care unit. Intensive Care Med 34:1441–1447
  54. LeBlanc JM, Seoane-Vazquez EC, Arbo TC, Dasta JF (2008) International critical care hospital pharmacist activities. Intensive Care Med 34:538–542
  55. Takala J, Dellinger RP, Koskinen K, St Andre A, Read M, Levy M, Jakob SM, Mello PV, Friolet R, Ruokonen E (2008) Development and simultaneous application of multiple care protocols in critical care: a multicenter feasibility study. Intensive Care Med 34:1401–1410
  56. Perren A, Conte P, De Bitonti N, Limoni C, Merlani P (2008) From the ICU to the ward: cross-checking of the physician’s transfer report by intensive care nurses. Intensive Care Med 34:2054–2061
  57. Calzavacca P, Licari E, Tee A, Egi M, Haase M, Haase-Fielitz A, Bellomo R (2008) A prospective study of factors influencing the outcome of patients after a Medical Emergency Team review. Intensive Care Med 34:2112–2116
  58. Ospina-Tascon GA, Cordioli RL, Vincent JL (2008) What type of monitoring has been shown to improve outcomes in acutely ill patients? Intensive Care Med 34:800–820
  59. McAdam JL, Arai S, Puntillo KA (2008) Unrecognized contributions of families in the intensive care unit. Intensive Care Med 34:1097–1101
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  61. Verdon M, Merlani P, Perneger T, Ricou B (2008) Burnout in a surgical ICU team. Intensive Care Med 34:152–156
  62. Weinert CR, Sprenkle M (2008) Post-ICU consequences of patient wakefulness and sedative exposure during mechanical ventilation. Intensive Care Med 34:82–90
  63. Rohm KD, Wolf MW, Schollhorn T, Schellhaass A, Boldt J, Piper SN (2008) Short-term sevoflurane sedation using the Anaesthetic Conserving Device after cardiothoracic surgery. Intensive Care Med 34:1683–1689
  64. Suchyta MR, Beck CJ, Key CW, Jephson A, Hopkins RO (2008) Substance dependence and psychiatric disorders are related to outcomes in a mixed ICU population. Intensive Care Med 34:2264–2267
  65. Lapostolle F, Borron SW, Verdier C, Arnaud F, Couvreur J, Megarbane B, Baud F, Adnet F (2008) Assessment of digoxin antibody use in patients with elevated serum digoxin following chronic or acute exposure. Intensive Care Med 34:1448–1453
  66. Creput C, Galicier L, Buyse S, Azoulay E (2008) Understanding organ dysfunction in hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Intensive Care Med 34:1177–1187
  67. Vandijck DM, Benoit DD, Depuydt PO, Offner FC, Blot SI, Van Tilborgh AK, Nollet J, Steel E, Noens LA, Decruyenaere JM (2008) Impact of recent intravenous chemotherapy on outcome in severe sepsis and septic shock patients with hematological malignancies. Intensive Care Med 34:847–855
  68. Payen D, Lukaszewicz AC, Belikova I, Faivre V, Gelin C, Russwurm S, Launay JM, Sevenet N (2008) Gene profiling in human blood leucocytes during recovery from septic shock. Intensive Care Med 34:1371–1376
  69. Bauer M, Huse K, Settmacher U, Claus RA (2008) The heme oxygenase-carbon monoxide system: regulation and role in stress response and organ failure. Intensive Care Med 34:640–648
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