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Volume 29, Number 9 / September, 2003

Editorial

The purpose of the reviewing process: a guide to authors

Laurent Brochard
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Is prostacyclin an inodilator?

Sven-Erik Ricksten
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Helium in the treatment of respiratory failure: why not a standard?

Enrico Calzia, Peter Radermacher
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Salt saves the hot brain?

Nino Stocchetti
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Neuromuscular alterations in the critically ill patient: critical illness myopathy, critical illness neuropathy, or both?

Nicola Latronico
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Transport of seriously ill children: a neglected global issue

Trevor Duke
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Review

The pathophysiology of propofol infusion syndrome: a simple name for a complex syndrome

Beatrice Vasile, Frank Rasulo, Andrea Candiani, Nicola Latronico
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Clinical Commentary

Right ventricular function and positive pressure ventilation in clinical practice: from hemodynamic subsets to respirator settings

François Jardin, Antoine Vieillard-Baron
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Original

Prognostic factors in acute respiratory distress syndrome: a retrospective multivariate analysis including prone positioning in management strategy

Christophe Venet, Stephane Guyomarc'h, Juliette Pingat, Christophe Michard, Silvy Laporte, Monique Bertrand, Pierre Gery, Dominique Page, Regine Vermesch, Jean Claude Bertrand, Fabrice Zeni
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Comparative effects of helium-oxygen and external positive end-expiratory pressure on respiratory mechanics, gas exchange, and ventilation-perfusion relationships in mechanically ventilated patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Philippe Jolliet, Christine Watremez, Jean Roeseler, J. C. Ngengiyumva, Marc de Kock, Thierry Clerbaux, Didier Tassaux, Marc Reynaert, Bruno Detry, Giuseppe Liistro
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Swallowing disorders post orotracheal intubation in the elderly

Ali El Solh, Mifue Okada, Abid Bhat, Celestino Pietrantoni
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Modulation of host defense by hydrocortisone in stress doses during endotoxemia

Axel R. Heller, Susanne C. Heller, Annette Borkenstein, Sebastian N. Stehr, Thea Koch
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The costs of septic syndromes in the intensive care unit and influence of hospital-acquired sepsis

Christian Brun-Buisson, Françoise Roudot-Thoraval, Emmanuelle Girou, Catherine Grenier-Sennelier, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski
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ω-3 vs. ω-6 lipid emulsions exert differential influence on neutrophils in septic shock patients: impact on plasma fatty acids and lipid mediator generation

Konstantin Mayer, Christine Fegbeutel, Katja Hattar, Ulf Sibelius, Hans-Joachim Krämer, Kai-Uwe Heuer, Bettina Temmesfeld-Wollbrück, Stephanie Gokorsch, Friedrich Grimminger, Werner Seeger
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Nosocomial infections in intensive care unit in a Turkish university hospital: a 2-year survey

Hakan Erbay, Ata Nevzat Yalcin, Simay Serin, Huseyin Turgut, Erkan Tomatir, Banu Cetin, Mehmet Zencir
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Conflict in the care of patients with prolonged stay in the ICU: types, sources, and predictors

David M. Studdert, Michelle M. Mello, Jeffrey P. Burns, Ann Louise Puopolo, Benjamin Z. Galper, Robert D. Truog, Troyen A. Brennan
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Family participation in care to the critically ill: opinions of families and staff

Élie Azoulay, Frédéric Pochard, Sylvie Chevret, Charles Arich, François Brivet, Frédéric Brun, Pierre-Emmanuel Charles, Thibaut Desmettre, Didier Dubois, Richard Galliot, Maite Garrouste-Orgeas, Dany Goldgran-Toledano, Patrick Herbecq, Luc-Marie Joly, Mercé Jourdain, Michel Kaidomar, Alain Lepape, Nicolas Letellier, Olivier Marie, Bernard Page, Antoine Parrot, Pierre-Andre Rodie-Talbere, Alain Ser
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Critical illness polyneuromyopathy: the electrophysiological components of a complex entity

Josef Bednarik, Zdenek Lukas, Petr Vondracek
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Electrophoretic determination of the myosin/actin ratio in the diagnosis of critical illness myopathy

Helena Stibler, Lars Edström, Karsten Ahlbeck, Sten Remahl, Tor Ansved
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Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of sequential intravenous and subcutaneous teicoplanin in critically ill patients without vasopressors

A. Barbot, N. Venisse, F. Rayeh, S. Bouquet, B. Debaene, O. Mimoz
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Doppler-guided cannulation of internal jugular vein, subclavian vein and innominate (brachiocephalic) vein—a case-control comparison in patients with reduced and normal intracranial compliance

Wolfram Schummer, Claudia Schummer, Wolf-Dirk Niesen, Hendrik Gerstenberg
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Solute mass balance during isovolaemic high volume haemofiltration

Shigehiko Uchino, Louise Cole, Hiroshi Morimatsu, Donna Goldsmith, Claudio Ronco, Rinaldo Bellomo
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Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care

Transport of critically ill children in a resource-limited setting

Mark Hatherill, Zainab Waggie, Louis Reynolds, Andrew Argent
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Problems in interhospital pediatric intensive care transport in The Netherlands: results from a survey of general pediatricians

G. D. Vos, F. H. M. Nieman, A. M. B. Meurs, D. A. Van Waardenburg, G. Ramsay, R. A. M. G. Donckerwolcke
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Experimental

Effects of helium-oxygen on respiratory mechanics, gas exchange, and ventilation-perfusion relationships in a porcine model of stable methacholine-induced bronchospasm

Christine Watremez, Giuseppe Liistro, Marc deKock, Jean Roeseler, Thierry Clerbaux, Bruno Detry, Marc Reynaert, Pierre Gianello, Philippe Jolliet
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Effects of hypertonic (3%) saline in rats with circulatory shock and cerebral ischemia after heatstroke

Jinn-Rung Kuo, Chia-Li Lin, Chung-Ching Chio, Jhi-Joung Wang, Mao-Tsun Lin
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The prostaglandins epoprostenol and iloprost increase left ventricular contractility in vivo

Hille Kisch-Wedel, Gregor Kemming, Franz Meisner, Michael Flondor, Wolfgang M. Kuebler, Sebastian Bruhn, Carolina Koehler, Bernhard Zwissler
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Brief Report

Explicit approach to rounds in an ICU improves communication and satisfaction of providers

Peter M. Dodek, Janet Raboud
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Original

Quality of life and dialysis decisions in critically ill patients with acute renal failure

Sharon E. Maynard, Jeffrey Whittle, Lakshmipathi Chelluri, Robert Arnold
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Brief Report

Adult presentation of MCAD deficiency revealed by coma and severe arrythmias.

F. Feillet, G Steinmann, C. Vianey-Saban, C. de Chillou, N. Sadoul, E. Lefebvre, M. Vidailhet, P. E. Bollaert
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Cardiac troponin I release and cytokine response during experimental human endotoxaemia

Esther A. P. van Bockel, Jaap E. Tulleken, Anneke C. Muller Kobold, Jack J. M. Ligtenberg, Tjip S. van der Werf, Rob Spanjersberg, Jan G. Zijlstra
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Negative pressure pulmonary oedema in the medical intensive care unit

Mariko Siyue Koh, Anne Ann Ling Hsu, Philip Eng
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Technical Note

Evaluation of two novel methods for the direct and continuous measurement of the intra-abdominal pressure in a porcine model

Alexander Schachtrupp, Christian Tons, Volker Fackeldey, Joerg Hoer, Marcus Reinges, Volker Schumpelick
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Correspondence

An unusual case of acute orchitis following aortic surgery

Cyrus Motamed, Leila Yakhou, Jocelyne Vodinh, Christian Kouyoumoudjian, Marc Dumérat, Jean Claude Merle, Pascal Desgranges, Philippe Duvaldestin
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Uncommon complications during chest tube placement: a potential role of tube material

P. Berger, R. Leemans, M. A. Kuiper, P. H. J. van der Voort
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Weight loss of respiratory muscles during mechanical ventilation

R. Hering, A. Viehöfer, A. Berg, S. Kreyer, J. Zinserling, H. Wrigge, C. Putensen
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Influence of tidal volume on stroke volume variation. Does it really matter?

Frédéric Michard, Jean-Louis Teboul, Christian Richard
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Abdominal compartment syndrome in a patient resulting from pneumothorax

Syed Z. Ali, Bradley D. Freeman, Craig M. Coopersmith
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Life-threatening snakebites by Vipera berus

Michael Schroth, Jörg Jüngert, Matthias Schreiber, Gabriela Gerber-Zupan, Stefan Zink, Wolfgang Rascher
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Announcements

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