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Volume 29, Number 10 / October, 2003

Editorial

What's in a beat?

Mervyn Singer
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Weapons of pressure resuscitation for septic shock

Claudio Martin
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Inhaled nitric oxide for ARDS: searching for a more focused use

Luca M. Bigatello, Judith Hellman
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Health status after critical illness: beyond descriptive studies

Gordon D. Rubenfeld, J. Randall Curtis
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Is high frequency oscillation the best lung protective ventilatory approach for ARDS?

Robert M. Kacmarek
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Antioxidant therapy in sepsis

Gerd Albuszies, Uwe Bernd Brückner
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Review

Hypothermia in the management of traumatic brain injury

William R. Henderson, Vinay K. Dhingra, Dean R. Chittock, John C. Fenwick, Juan J. Ronco
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Physiological Note

Hypotension during intermittent hemodialysis: new insights into an old problem

Frédérique Schortgen
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Original

Middle cerebral artery flow velocity decreases and electroencephalogram (EEG) changes occur as acute hypercapnia reverses

Pinchas Halpern, Miri Y. Neufeld, Kobi Sade, Aviel Silbiger, Oded Szold, Natan M. Bornstein, Patrick Sorkine
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High-frequency oscillatory ventilation in adult acute respiratory distress syndrome

Matthias David, Norbert Weiler, Wolfgang Heinrichs, Markus Neumann, Thilo Joost, Klaus Markstaller, Balthasar Eberle
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Helium-oxygen reduces work of breathing in mechanically ventilated patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Marc Gainnier, Jean-Michel Arnal, Patrick Gerbeaux, Stéphane Donati, Laurent Papazian, Jean-Marie Sainty
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Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation delivered by helmet vs. standard face mask

Davide Chiumello, Paolo Pelosi, Eleonora Carlesso, Paolo Severgnini, Michele Aspesi, Chiara Gamberoni, Massimo Antonelli, Giorgio Conti, Maurizio Chiaranda, Luciano Gattinoni
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Head helmet versus face mask for non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure: a physiological study

Nicolò Patroniti, Giuseppe Foti, Annamaria Manfio, Anna Coppo, Giacomo Bellani, Antonio Pesenti
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Improved survival of critically ill cancer patients with septic shock

Jérôme Larché, Élie Azoulay, Fabienne Fieux, Laurent Mesnard, Delphine Moreau, Guillaume Thiery, Michaël Darmon, Jean-Roger Le Gall, Benoît Schlemmer
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Plasma atrial natriuretic peptide and brain natriuretic peptide are increased in septic shock: impact of interleukin-6 and sepsis-associated left ventricular dysfunction

Rochus Witthaut, Christian Busch, Peter Fraunberger, Autar Walli, Dietrich Seidel, Günter Pilz, Ralph Stuttmann, Norbert Speichermann, Ljifane Verner, Karl Werdan
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Hyperreninemic hypoaldosteronism: a possible etiological factor of septic shock-induced acute renal failure

D. du Cheyron, A. Lesage, C. Daubin, M. Ramakers, P. Charbonneau
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A prospective randomized trial of enteral glutamine in critical illness

John C. Hall, Geoffrey Dobb, Jane Hall, Ruth de Sousa, Lisa Brennan, Rosalie McCauley
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Gastric emptying in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients: effect of neuromuscular blocking agent

Fabienne Tamion, Karine Hamelin, Annie Duflo, Christophe Girault, Jean-Christophe Richard, Guy Bonmarchand
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Urgent bedside endoscopy for clinically significant upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage after admission to the intensive care unit

Yi-Chia Lee, Hsiu-Po Wang, Ming-Shiang Wu, Chang-Shiu Yang, Yu-Ting Chang, Jaw-Town Lin
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Change in stroke volume in response to fluid challenge: assessment using esophageal Doppler

Margareta Roeck, Stephan M. Jakob, Thomas Boehlen, Lukas Brander, Rafael Knuesel, Jukka Takala
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Universal fresh frozen plasma (Uniplas): a safe product in open-heart surgery

Stein Tølløfsrud, Harald Noddeland, Jan Ludvig Svennevig, Gunnar Bentsen, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Bjarte G. Solheim
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Quality of life in acute respiratory distress syndrome survivors may be no worst than in other ICU survivors

Cristina Granja, Edite Morujão, Altamiro Costa-Pereira
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Determinants of post-intensive care mortality in high-level treated critically ill patients

Gaetano Iapichino, Alberto Morabito, Giovanni Mistraletti, Luca Ferla, Danilo Radrizzani, Dinis Reis Miranda
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Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care

Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is upregulated in rapid progressive pulmonary hypertension of the newborn

Thomas Hoehn, Anthony A. Preston, Allan R. McPhaden, Brigitte Stiller, Martin Vogel, Christoph Bührer, Roger M. Wadsworth
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Inability to predict outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome in children when using high frequency oscillation

Natalie Anton, Kenneth M. Joffe, Ari R. Joffe
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Gender-based differences in children with sepsis and ARDS: The ESPNIC ARDS Database Group

Lutz Bindl, Stephan Buderus, Peter Dahlem, Sueha Demirakca, Martin Goldner, Ralf Huth, Martina Kohl, Martin Krause, Peter Kühl, Peter Lasch, Klaus Lewandowski, Ulrich Merz, Jens Moeller, Yehya Mohamad, Mark Peters, Wolfgang Porz, Anne Vierzig, Jochen Rüchard, Jochem Scharf, Verena Varnholt
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Original

Norepinephrine and vital organ blood flow during experimental hyperdynamic sepsis

David Di Giantomasso, Clive N. May, Rinaldo Bellomo
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Experimental

Oxidative parameters and mortality in sepsis induced by cecal ligation and perforation

Cristiane Ritter, Michael Andrades, Mário Luis C. Frota Jr., Fernanda Bonatto, Ricardo A. Pinho, Manuela Polydoro, Fábio Klamt, Cleovaldo T. S. Pinheiro, Sérgio S. Menna-Barreto, José Cláudio F. Moreira, Felipe Dal-Pizzol
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Inhaled nitric oxide reduces lung edema during fluid resuscitation in ovine acute lung injury

Henning D. Stubbe, Martin Westphal, Hugo Van Aken, Christoph Hucklenbruch, Stefan Lauer, Uli R. Jahn, Frank Hinder
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Original

Efficiency of a cysteine-taurine-threonine-serine supplemented parenteral nutrition in an experimental model of acute inflammation

Sylwia Osowska, Jean-Pascal De Bandt, Samira Chaïb, Nathalie Neveux, Marie-Pierre Bérard, Luc Cynober
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Experimental

The calcium sensitizer levosimendan attenuates endotoxin-evoked myocardial dysfunction in isolated guinea pig hearts

Matthias Behrends, Jürgen Peters
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Experimental

Low tidal volume ventilation induces proinflammatory and profibrogenic response in lungs of rats

Pedro Caruso, Sibele Inacio Meireles, Luiz Fernando Lima Reis, Thais Mauad, Milton Arruda Martins, Daniel Deheinzelin
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Experimental

Ketamine inhibits endotoxin-induced inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate in rat ventricular cardiomyocytes

Akira Kudoh, Hiroshi Katagai, Tomoko Takazawa
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News

A European Directive for clinical research

François J. P. Lemaire
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Brief Report

Incidence and circumstances of serum creatinine increase after abdominal aortic surgery

Frédérique Ryckwaert, Pierre Alric, Marie-Christine Picot, Kela Djoufelkit, Pascal Colson
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Changes in cerebral interstitial glycerol concentration in head-injured patients; correlation with secondary events

Saskia M. Peerdeman, Armand R. J. Girbes, Kees H. Polderman, W. Peter Vandertop
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Right atrial thrombus formation associated with central venous catheters utilization in hemodialysis patients

Mohammad K. Ghani, Fernando Boccalandro, Ali E. Denktas, Eddy Barasch
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Pulmonary glutamine production: effects of sepsis and pulmonary infiltrates

Karel W. E. Hulsewé, René R. W. J. van der Hulst, Graham Ramsay, Charles L. H. van Berlo, Nicolaas E. P. Deutz, Peter B. Soeters
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Massive hemoptysis due to Rasmussen aneurysm: detection with helicoidal CT angiography and successful steel coil embolization

Clément Picard, Antoine Parrot, Véronique Boussaud, Armelle Lavolé, Faycal Saidi, Charles Mayaud, Marie France Carette
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Life-threatening hemoptysis in adults with community-acquired pneumonia due to Panton-Valentine leukocidin-secreting Staphylococcus aureus

Véronique Boussaud, Antoine Parrot, Charles Mayaud, Marie Wislez, Martine Antoine, Clément Picard, Françoise Delisle, Jérome Etienne, Jacques Cadranel
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Technical Note

Pharmacokinetics and the most suitable dosing regimen of fluconazole in critically ill patients receiving continuous hemodiafiltration

Kazuaki Yagasaki, Satoshi Gando, Naoyuki Matsuda, Takashi Kameue, Toshiteru Ishitani, Takeshi Hirano, Ken Iseki
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Fluid leakage past tracheal tube cuffs: evaluation of the new Microcuff endotracheal tube

Alexander Dullenkopf, Andreas Gerber, Markus Weiss
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Correspondence

Difficult weaning from mechanical ventilation following Wernicke's syndrome developing after gastroplasty

Bénédicte Vanderperren, Michela Rizzo, Luc Van Calster, Peter Van den Bergh, Philippe Hantson
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Differentiated HFO and CMV for independent lung ventilation in a pediatric patient

F. B. Plötz, M. B. F. Hassing, R. D. Sibarani-Ponsen, D. G. Markhorst
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Reproducibility of mini-BAL culture results using 10 ml or 20 ml instilled fluid

Veysel Erden, Gökcen Basaranoglu, Ismet Beycan, Hamdi Delatioğlu, Nıhal Sanlı Hamzaoglu
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Serum tumour necrosis factor α levels in severe malaria: effect of partial exchange transfusion

Sanjeev Kumar, Dilip R. Karnad, Janhavi Vaingankar, Urmila M. Thatte, Anand Krishnan, Nirmala N. Rege
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