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Volume 29, Number 11 / November, 2003

Editorial

Is parenteral nutrition guilty?

Peter Varga, Richard Griffiths, René Chiolero, Gérard Nitenberg, Xavier Leverve, Marek Pertkiewicz, Erich Roth, Jan Wernerman, Claude Pichard, Jean-Charles Preiser
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Hemodynamic assessment: the technique or the physician at fault?

Daniel De Backer
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Acute bacterial meningitis: time for a better outcome

Werner Zimmerli
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Triggering and cycling off during pressure support ventilation: simplicity or sophistication?

Jordi Mancebo
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NF-κB in critical diseases: a bad guy?

Uwe Senftleben
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Clinical commentary

Is there a role for dehydroepiandrosterone replacement in the intensive care population?

Ketan K. Dhatariya
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Review

Helicobacter pylori in intensive care: why we should be interested

Megan S. Robertson, Robert L. Clancy, John F. Cade
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Accuracy and repeatability of pediatric cardiac output measurement using Doppler: 20-year review of the literature

Michelle S. Chew, Jan Poelaert
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Original

Decisions to forgo life-sustaining therapy in ICU patients independently predict hospital death

Élie Azoulay, Frédéric Pochard, Maité Garrouste-Orgeas, Delphine Moreau, Laurent Montesino, Christophe Adrie, Arnaud de Lassence, Yves Cohen, Jean-François Timsit
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End-of-life decisions in intensive care units: attitudes of physicians in an Italian urban setting

Alberto Giannini, Adriano Pessina, Enrico Maria Tacchi
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Survival and recovery of consciousness in anoxic-ischemic coma after cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Eveline G. J. Zandbergen, Rob J. de Haan, Johannes B. Reitsma, Albert Hijdra
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Pharmacokinetics of long-term sufentanil infusion for sedation in ICU patients

Frédéric Ethuin, Said Boudaoud, Isabelle Leblanc, Christian Troje, Olivier Marie, Jean-Claude Levron, Jean-Pierre Le Moing, Patrice Assoune, Benoit Eurin, Laurent Jacob
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Risk factors for intubation as a guide for noninvasive ventilation in patients with severe acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema

Josep Masip, Joaquim Páez, Montserrat Merino, Sandra Parejo, Francisco Vecilla, Clara Riera, Araceli Ríos, Joan Sabater, Josep Ballús, J. Padró
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Early patterns of static pressure–volume loops in ARDS and their relations with PEEP-induced recruitment

Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Sebastien Prin, Karim Chergui, Bernard Page, Alain Beauchet, François Jardin
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Impact of positive end-expiratory pressure on the definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome

Elisa Estenssoro, Arnaldo Dubin, Enrique Laffaire, Héctor S Canales, Gabriela Sáenz, Miriam Moseinco, Pierina Bachetti
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Differences in the deflation limb of the pressure-volume curves in acute respiratory distress syndrome from pulmonary and extrapulmonary origin

Guillermo M. Albaiceta, Francisco Taboada, Diego Parra, Armando Blanco, Dolores Escudero, Jesús Otero
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Effects of the flow waveform method of triggering and cycling on patient-ventilator interaction during pressure support

George Prinianakis, Eumorfia Kondili, Dimitris Georgopoulos
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Measurement of diaphragm loading during pressure support ventilation

Brigitte Fauroux, Nicholas Hart, Yuan M. Luo, Stephanie MacNeill, John Moxham, Frédéric Lofaso, Michael I. Polkey
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Acute community-acquired bacterial meningitis in adults admitted to the intensive care unit: clinical manifestations, management and prognostic factors

Juan M. Flores-Cordero, Rosario Amaya-Villar, Maria D. Rincón-Ferrari, Santiago R. Leal-Noval, José Garnacho-Montero, Ana C. Llanos-Rodríguez, Francisco Murillo-Cabezas
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Early antibiotic treatment (prophylaxis) of septic complications in severe acute necrotizing pancreatitis: a prospective, randomized, multicenter study comparing two regimens with imipenem-cilastatin

Enrique Maraví-Poma, Joan Gener, Francisco Alvarez-Lerma, Pedro Olaechea, Armando Blanco, J. Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz
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A 7-year study of severe hospital-acquired pneumonia requiring ICU admission

Jordi Vallés, Eduard Mesalles, Dolors Mariscal, Ma del Mar Fernández, Rocío Peña, José Luis Jiménez, Jordi Rello
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Intermittent high permeability hemofiltration in septic patients with acute renal failure

Stanislao Morgera, Jens Rocktäschel, Michael Haase, Christian Lehmann, Christian von Heymann, Sabine Ziemer, Friedrich Priem, Berthold Hocher, Hermann Göhl, Wolfgang J. Kox, Hans-W. Buder, Hans-H. Neumayer
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Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care

Intravenous sildenafil and inhaled nitric oxide: a randomised trial in infants after cardiac surgery

Christian Stocker, Daniel J. Penny, Christian P. Brizard, Andrew D. Cochrane, Rodrigo Soto, Lara S. Shekerdemian
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Effect of forced deflation maneuvers upon measurements of respiratory mechanics in ventilated infants

Jürg Hammer, Neal Patel, Christopher J. L. Newth
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Postoperative pain in the neonate: age-related differences in morphine requirements and metabolism

Nancy J. Bouwmeester, Wim C. J. Hop, Monique van Dijk, K. J. S. Anand, John N. van den Anker, Dick Tibboel
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Experimental

Pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate attenuates the development of organ failure induced by zymosan in mice

Salvatore Cuzzocrea, Antonietta Rossi, Barbara Pisano, Rosanna Di Paola, Tiziana Genovese, Nimesh S. A. Patel, Elisabetta Cuzzocrea, Angela Ianaro, Lidia Sautebin, Francesco Fulia, Prabal K. Chatterjee, Achille P. Caputi, Christoph Thiemermann
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PEEP decreases atelectasis and extravascular lung water but not lung tissue volume in surfactant-washout lung injury

Thomas Luecke, Harry Roth, Peter Herrmann, Alf Joachim, Gerald Weisser, Paolo Pelosi, Michael Quintel
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Effect of continuous hemofiltration on hemodynamics, lung inflammation and pulmonary edema in a canine model of acute lung injury

Xiao Su, Chunxue Bai, Qunying Hong, Duming Zhu, Lixian He, Jianping Wu, Feng Ding, Xiaohui Fang, Michael A. Matthay
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Fluconazole attenuates lung injury and mortality in a rat peritonitis model

Mohammad Tariq, Ahmed Al Moutaery, Mohammed Arshaduddin, Haseeb Ahmad Khan, David Price Evans, Sydney Jacobs
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Dose-dependent effects of ethyl pyruvate in mice subjected to mesenteric ischemia and reperfusion

Takashi Uchiyama, Russell L. Delude, Mitchell P. Fink
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Brief Report

Variability in interventions with pulmonary artery catheter data

Manu Jain, Michelle Canham, Daya Upadhyay, Thomas Corbridge
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Intra-abdominal pressure may be decreased non-invasively by continuous negative extra-abdominal pressure (NEXAP)

Franco Valenza, Nicola Bottino, Katia Canavesi, Alfredo Lissoni, Salvatore Alongi, Sabina Losappio, Eleonora Carlesso, Luciano Gattinoni
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Immunoparalysis as a cause for invasive aspergillosis?

Koen J. Hartemink, Marinus A. Paul, Jan Jaap Spijkstra, Armand R. J. Girbes, Kees H. Polderman
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Tetracyclines for treating multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii ventilator-associated pneumonia

G. Christopher Wood, Scott D. Hanes, Bradley A. Boucher, Martin A. Croce, Timothy C. Fabian
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Noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure ventilation using a new helmet interface: a case-control prospective pilot study

Jean-Marie Tonnelier, Gwenaël Prat, Emmanuel Nowak, David Goetghebeur, Anne Renault, Jean Michel Boles, Erwan L'her
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Gastric PgCO2 and Pg-aCO2 gap are related to d-lactate and not to l-lactate levels in patients with septic shock

Martijn Poeze, Barbara C. J. Solberg, Jan Willem M. Greve, Graham Ramsay
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Brief Reports

Ventilator-associated pneumonia: caveats for benchmarking

Philippe Eggimann, Stéphane Hugonnet, Hugo Sax, Sylvie Touveneau, Jean-Claude Chevrolet, Didier Pittet
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Brief Report

Coingestion of cyclooxygenase inhibitors can worsen severe paracetamol poisoning by middle-sized and small arteries vasoconstriction

Francis Schneider, Agnès Neuville, Ferhat Meziani, Carole Meyer, Parissa Assemi, Thierry Lavigne, Vincent Castelain
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Technical Note

Pharmacokinetics of teicoplanin in critically ill patients undergoing continuous hemodiafiltration

Kazuaki Yagasaki, Satoshi Gando, Naoyuki Matsuda, Takashi Kameue, Toshiteru Ishitani, Takeshi Hirano, Ken Iseki
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Evaluation of a new invasive continuous cardiac output monitoring system: the truCCOMS system

Stéphane Thierry, Dominique Thebert, Elsa Brocas, Fereshte Razzaghi, Andry Van de Louw, Daniel Loisance, Jean Louis Teboul
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News

Research on subjects incapable of giving informed consent: the situation in Dutch intensive care departments

Yteke van Dijk, Peter H. J. van der Voort, Michael A Kuiper, Jozef Kesecioglu
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Correspondence

Comment on “Death by parenteral nutrition” by Marik and Pinsky

Peter Fürst
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Parenteral nutrition in the critically ill

Alexander D. G. Anderson, Prashant K. Jain, John MacFie
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Death by parenteral nutrition

Paul E. Marik, Michael Pinsky
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Accidental methadone overdose in an opiate-naive elderly patient

P. Hantson, R. Vanbinst, P. Wallemacq
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“Pond poop” from propofol

Anthony W O’Regan, Martin Joyce-Brady
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Erratum

Colonization of lower respiratory tract with anaerobic bacteria in mechanically ventilated patients

René Robert, Ghislaine Grollier, Jean-Pierre Frat, Cendrine Godet, Michèle Adoun, Jean-Louis Fauchère, Pierre Doré
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