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Volume 29, Number 4 / April, 2003

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April 2003

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Erratum

The use of the activated clotting time for monitoring heparin therapy in critically ill patients

Jan J. De Waele, Sebastiaan Van Cauwenberghe, Eric Hoste, Dominique Benoit, Francis Colardyn
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Physiological Note

Pulmonary vascular resistance

Robert Naeije
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Editorial

Lipopolysaccharide preconditioning attenuates metabolic alteration induced by endotoxin shock: tissue-specific monitoring by microdialysis

Jyrki J. Tenhunen
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Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care

Fatal air embolism in an extremely low birth weight infant: can it be caused by intravenous injections during resuscitation?

Martin Wald, Lieselotte Kirchner, Karin Lawrenz, Gabriele Amann
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Original

Ventilator-associated pneumonia and atelectasis: evaluation through bronchoalveolar lavage fluid analysis

G. Nakos, H. Tsangaris, S. Liokatis, E. Kitsiouli, M. E. Lekka
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Brief Report

Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus on admission to intensive care: incidence and prognostic significance

Richard Porter, Kandasamy Subramani, Antony N. Thomas, Paul Chadwick
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Original

Effects of non-invasive ventilation on middle ear function in healthy volunteers

Franco Cavaliere, Simonetta Masieri, Giorgio Conti, Massimo Antonelli, Mariano Alberto Pennisi, Roberto Filipo, Rodolfo Proietti
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Infectious diseases as a trigger in thrombotic microangiopathies in intensive care unit (ICU) patients?

Paul Coppo, Christophe Adrie, Elie Azoulay, Ghislaine Leleu, Eric Oksenhendler, Lionel Galicier, Jean Roger Le Gall, Annette Bussel, Benoît Schlemmer
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Evaluation of health-related quality of life using the MOS 36-Item Short-Form Health Status Survey in patients receiving noninvasive positive pressure ventilation

Wolfram Windisch, Klaus Freidel, Bernd Schucher, Hansjörg Baumann, Matthias Wiebel, Heinrich Matthys, Franz Petermann
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Correspondence

Thigh cellulitis caused by toothpick ingestion

N. Leelouche, N. Ayoub, F. Bruneel, F. Mignon, G. Troche, P. Boisrenault, J. P. Bédos
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Original

Continuous is not continuous: the incidence and impact of circuit "down-time" on uraemic control during continuous veno-venous haemofiltration

Shigehiko Uchino, Nigel Fealy, Ian Baldwin, Hiroshi Morimatsu, Rinaldo Bellomo
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Hemodynamic profiles of patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever during toxic stage: an echocardiographic study

Apichai Khongphatthanayothin, Monnipa Suesaowalak, Sunthorn Muangmingsook, Parvapan Bhattarakosol, Chitsanu Pancharoen
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Length of ICU stay for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease varies among large community hospitals

Sean P. Keenan, Peter Dodek, Keith Chan, Robert S. Hogg, Kevin J. P. Craib, Aslam H. Anis, John J. Spinelli
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Cerebral energy metabolism during transient hyperglycemia in patients with severe brain trauma

Pedro Diaz-Parejo, Nils Ståhl, Wangbin Xu, Peter Reinstrup, Urban Ungerstedt, Carl-Henrik Nordström
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CC-chemokine activation in acute pancreatitis: enhanced release of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in patients with local and systemic complications

Bettina Rau, Katja Baumgart, Colin M. Krüger, Martin Schilling, Hans G. Beger
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Outcomes of patients referred for confirmation of brain death by 99mTc-exametazime scintigraphy

James W. Harding, Barry E. Chatterton
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Brief Report

Reversal of immunoparalysis by recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor in patients with severe sepsis

Axel Nierhaus, Barbara Montag, Nicole Timmler, Daniel P. Frings, Kai Gutensohn, Roman Jung, Claus G. Schneider, Werner Pothmann, Anne K. Brassel, Jochen Schulte am Esch
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Correspondence

Age of red blood cell transfusions in critically ill patients: comparison of two opposite transfusion policies

Michael Piagnerelli, Eliezer Silva, Alejandra Garrido, Micheline Lambermont, Elias Knobel, Jean-Louis Vincent, Daniel De Backer
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Original

Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein plasma concentrations in nonseptic uremic patients undergoing hemodialysis

Ashraf A. Dahaba, Peter H. Rehak, Werner F. List
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Expert Panel

2001 SCCM/ESICM/ACCP/ATS/SIS International Sepsis Definitions Conference

Mitchell M. Levy, Mitchell P. Fink, John C. Marshall, Edward Abraham, Derek Angus, Deborah Cook, Jonathan Cohen, Steven M. Opal, Jean-Louis Vincent, Graham Ramsay
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Original

Air leaks during mechanical ventilation as a cause of persistent hypercapnia in neuromuscular disorders

Jesus Gonzalez, Tarek Sharshar, Nicholas Hart, Karim Chadda, Jean Claude Raphaël, Frédéric Lofaso
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Correspondence

Arterial pressure monitoring in septic shock

Frédéric Michard, Jean-Louis Teboul, Christian Richard, Yves Lecarpentier, Denis Chemla
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Original

Effectiveness of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation differs between decompensated chronic restrictive and obstructive pulmonary disease patients

Christophe Robino, Christophe Faisy, Jean-Luc Diehl, Nacer Rezgui, Jacques Labrousse, Emmanuel Guerot
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Brief Report

Sodium crocetinate does not alter gut hypercapnic responses or renal energy stores during transient sub-diaphragmatic ischaemia

Thomas J. Morgan, Balasubramanian Venkatesh, Agnieszka Crerar-Gilbert, Desley Willgoss, Zoltan H. Endre
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Original

Cardiac troponin I in patients with severe exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Christophe Baillard, Mohamed Boussarsar, Jean-Philippe Fosse, Emmanuelle Girou, Philippe Le Toumelin, Christophe Cracco, Samir Jaber, Yves Cohen, Laurent Brochard
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Pro/Con Debate

Is autopsy dead in the ICU?

A. Esteban, P. Fernández-Segoviano
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Should the autopsy be resuscitated?—Pro

F. Lemaire
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Editorial

Hyperglycemia and oxidative stress: complex relationships with attractive prospects

Xavier Leverve
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Experimental

High glucose impairs superoxide production from isolated blood neutrophils

A. Perner, S. E. Nielsen, J. Rask-Madsen
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Metabolic changes detected by microdialysis during endotoxin shock and after endotoxin preconditioning

S. Klaus, M. Heringlake, K. Block, J. Nolde, K. Staubach, L. Bahlmann
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