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Volume 29, Number 12 / December, 2003

Editorial

Searching for evidence: don’t forget the foundations

Laurent Brochard, Jordi Mancebo, Martin Tobin
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Optimizing outcomes for older patients treated in the intensive care unit

E. Wesley Ely
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Regional hypoxia and partial pressure of carbon dioxide gradients: what is the link?

Daniel De Backer, Jacques Creteur
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Review

Efficient literature searching: a core skill for the practice of evidence-based medicine

Gordon Stuart Doig, Fiona Simpson
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Evaluation and management of decompression illness—an intensivist’s perspective

Kay Tetzlaff, Erik S. Shank, Claus M. Muth
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Original

Critically ill old and the oldest-old patients in intensive care: short- and long-term outcomes

Dominique Somme, Jean-Michel Maillet, Mathilde Gisselbrecht, Ana Novara, Catherine Ract, Jean-Yves Fagon
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The effects of ICU admission and discharge times on mortality in Finland

Ari Uusaro, Aarno Kari, Esko Ruokonen
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Follow-up after intensive care: a single center study

Reidar Kvåle, Atle Ulvik, Hans Flaatten
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Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein: a possible diagnostic marker for Gram-negative bacteremia in neutropenic cancer patients

Claudi S. M. Oude Nijhuis, Edo Vellenga, Simon M. G. J. Daenen, Winette T. A. van der Graaf, Jourik A. Gietema, Harry J. M. Groen, Willem A. Kamps, Eveline S. J. M. de Bont
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Candidemia in critically ill patients: difference of outcome between medical and surgical patients

Pierre Emmanuel Charles, Jean Marc Doise, Jean Pierre Quenot, Hervé Aube, Frédéric Dalle, Pascal Chavanet, Nadine Milesi, Ludwig Serge Aho, Henri Portier, Bernard Blettery
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Impact of adequacy of initial antimicrobial therapy on the prognosis of patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia

Olivier Leroy, Agnès Meybeck, Thibaud d'Escrivan, Patrick Devos, Eric Kipnis, Hugues Georges
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Pulmonary capillary pressures during the acute respiratory distress syndrome

Silvia Nunes, Esko Ruokonen, Jukka Takala
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Experiences with continuous intra-arterial blood gas monitoring: precision and drift of a pure optode-system

Matthias Menzel, Jens Soukup, Dirk Henze, Kai Engelbrecht, Maik Senderreck, Alexander Scharf, Andreas Rieger, Stefan Grond
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The “lung pulse”: an early ultrasound sign of complete atelectasis

Daniel A. Lichtenstein, Nathalie Lascols, Sébastien Prin, Gilbert Mezière
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Temporal changes in muscle glutathione in ICU patients

U. B. Fläring, O. E. Rooyackers, J. Wernerman, F. Hammarqvist
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HDL-cholesterol level and cortisol response to synacthen in critically ill patients

Peter H. J. van der Voort, Rik T. Gerritsen, Andries J. Bakker, E. Christiaan Boerma, Michael A. Kuiper, Loek de Heide
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Factors determining the appearance of glucose in upper and lower respiratory tract secretions

Barbara J. Philips, Jean-Xavier Meguer, Jonathan Redman, Emma H. Baker
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Influence of the humidification device during acute respiratory distress syndrome

Gwénaël Prat, Anne Renault, Jean-Marie Tonnelier, David Goetghebeur, Emmanuel Oger, Jean-Michel Boles, Erwan L'Her
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Validation of the multiple organ dysfunction (MOD) score in critically ill medical and surgical patients

Thomas A. Buckley, Charles D. Gomersall, Sarah J. Ramsay
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Using hierarchical modeling to measure ICU quality

Laurent G. Glance, Andrew W. Dick, Turner M. Osler, Dana Mukamel
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Alcohol withdrawal severity is decreased by symptom-orientated adjusted bolus therapy in the ICU

Claudia D. Spies, Hilke E. Otter, Bernd Hüske, Pranav Sinha, Tim Neumann, Jordan Rettig, Erika Lenzenhuber, Wolfgang J. Kox, Edward M. Sellers
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Neonatal And Pediatric Intensive Care

Comparison of the bispectral index monitor with the Comfort score in assessing level of sedation of critically ill children

Simon P. Courtman, Allan Wardurgh, Andy J. Petros
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Neonatal And Pediatric Care

Synthetic and natural surfactant differentially modulate inflammation after meconium aspiration

Anne Hilgendorff, Daniel Rawer, Martin Doerner, Erol Tutdibi, Michael Ebsen, Reinhold Schmidt, Andreas Guenther, Ludwig Gortner, Irwin Reiss
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Experimental

Changes in regional blood flow and pCO2 gradients during isolated abdominal aortic blood flow reduction

Rafael Knuesel, Stephan M. Jakob, Lukas Brander, Hendrik Bracht, Andreas Siegenthaler, Jukka Takala
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A canine study of immunotherapy in scorpion envenomation

Fekri Abroug, Semir Nouira, Souheil El Atrous, Lamia Besbes, Riadh Boukef, Mohamed Boussarsar, Soudani Marghli, Joëlle Eurin, Christiane Barthelemy, Mohamed El Ayeb, Koussay Dellagi, Alain Carayon
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Marked reduction of brainstem blood flow in artificially ventilated newborn piglets during normoxia and normocapnic hypoxia

Ulrich Zwiener, Bernd Walter, Barbara Kratzsch, Reinhard Bauer
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Human leukocyte antigen-DR expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy donors influenced by the sera of injured patients prone to severe sepsis

Anke Mueller, Ernst Kreuzfelder, Baerbel Nyadu, Monika Lindemann, Vera Rebmannn, Matthias Majetschak, Udo Obertacke, Ulrich F. Schade, Dieter Nast-Kolb, Hans Grosse-Wilde
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Digoxin antibody decreases natriuresis and diuresis in cerebral hemorrhage

João C. Menezes, Eduardo J. Troster, Varujan Dichtchekenian
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Fluorocarbons facilitate lung recruitment

Peter N. Cox, Helena Frndova, Ove Karlsson, Stephanie Holowka, Charles A. Bryan
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Brief Report

Prone ventilation following witnessed pulmonary aspiration: the effect on oxygenation

Jason Easby, Babu K. Abraham, Stephen M. Bonner, Stephen Graham
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The relationship between labour cost per patient and the size of intensive care units: a multicentre prospective study

Guido Bertolini, Carlotta Rossi, Luca Brazzi, Danilo Radrizzani, Giancarlo Rossi, Enrico Arrighi, Bruno Simini
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Electrical impedance tomography: a method for monitoring regional lung aeration and tidal volume distribution?

Inéz Frerichs, Peter A. Dargaville, Taras Dudykevych, Peter C. Rimensberger
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Original

Elevated troponin T concentrations in critically ill patients

Jacqueline M. T. Klein Gunnewiek, Joris J. J. P. M. van de Leur
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Brief Report

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in critically ill obstetric patients

Giuseppe Servillo, Pasquale Striano, Salvatore Striano, Fabio Tortora, Patrizia Boccella, Edoardo De Robertis, Flavia Rossano, Francesco Briganti, Rosalba Tufano
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Disseminated tuberculosis, pulmonary aspergillosis and cutaneous herpes simplex infection in a patient with infliximab and methotrexate

J. M. van der Klooster, R. J. Bosman, H. M. Oudemans-van Straaten, J. I. van der Spoel, J. P. J. Wester, D. F. Zandstra
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Original

Do different mattresses affect the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Gavin D. Perkins, Robert Benny, Simon Giles, Fang Gao, Michael J. Tweed
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News

End of life care in Canada after a murder charge in an ICU

Graeme Rocker
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Correspondence

Unusual central venous catheter malposition into the left internal mammary vein: a case report

Claudio Sandroni, Tommaso Pirronti, Francesca Tortora, Susanna Santangelo, Pierluigi Rinaldi, Massimo Antonelli
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Erratum

Erratum to: Comparison of effectiveness of two urinary drainage systems in intensive care unit: a prospective, randomized clinical trial

Marc Leone, Franck Garnier, François Antonini, Marie-Christine Bimar, Jacques Albanèse, Claude Martin
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Erratum to: Risk factors of nosocomial catheter-associated urinary tract infection in a polyvalent intensive care unit

Marc Leone, Jacques Albanèse, Franck Garnier, Christophe Sapin, Karine Barrau, Marie-Christine Bimar, Claude Martin
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Announcements

December 2003

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Acknowledgements to referees

2003

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