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Volume 30, Number 2 / February, 2004

Editorial

A waiver of consent for intensive care research?

François Lemaire
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To consent or not to consent, that is (not) the (sole) question.

Didier Dreyfuss
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Ultrasound of the lung: just imagine

Tjip S. van der Werf, Jan G. Zijlstra
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Review

Acute right ventricular failure—from pathophysiology to new treatments

Alexandre Mebazaa, Peter Karpati, Estelle Renaud, Lars Algotsson
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Sleep in the intensive care unit

Sairam Parthasarathy, Martin J. Tobin
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Original

Continuous or emergent EEG: can bedside caregivers recognize epileptiform discharges?

Enrique C. Leira, Mary E. Bertrand, R. Edward Hogan, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Kathleen W. Wyrwich, Osamah J. Albaker, Eve M. Holzemer
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Patient State Index (PSI) measures depth of sedation in intensive care patients

Gerhard Schneider, Susanne Heglmeier, Jürgen Schneider, Gunter Tempel, Eberhard F. Kochs
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Clinical pulmonary infection score for ventilator-associated pneumonia: accuracy and inter-observer variability

Carolina A. M. Schurink, Christianne A. Van Nieuwenhoven, Jan A. Jacobs, Maja Rozenberg-Arska, Hans C. A. Joore, Erik Buskens, Andy I. M. Hoepelman, Marc J. M. Bonten
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Airway colonisation in long-term mechanically ventilated patients

Emmanuelle Girou, Annie Buu-Hoi, François Stephan, Ana Novara, Laurent Gutmann, Michel Safar, Jean-Yves Fagon
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Extubation failure: diagnostic value of occlusion pressure (P0.1) and P0.1-derived parameters

Rafael Fernandez, Juan Maria Raurich, Teresa Mut, Jesus Blanco, Antonio Santos, Ana Villagra
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Breathing pattern variability: a weaning predictor in postoperative patients recovering from systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Mauo-Ying Bien, Shu-Shya Hseu, Huey-Wen Yien, Benjamin Ing-Tiau Kuo, Yu-Ting Lin, Jia-Horng Wang, Yu Ru Kou
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Prediction of mortality in an Indian intensive care unit

Ashish Nimgaonkar, Dilip R. Karnad, S. Sudarshan, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Isaac Kohane
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Validation of the new Intensive Care Nursing Scoring System (ICNSS)

Anita K. Pyykkö, Tero I. Ala-Kokko, Jouko J. Laurila, Jouko Miettunen, Maarit Finnberg, Maija Hentinen
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Citrate vs. heparin for anticoagulation in continuous venovenous hemofiltration: a prospective randomized study

Mehran Monchi, Denis Berghmans, Didier Ledoux, Jean-Luc Canivet, Bernard Dubois, Pierre Damas
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Effects on skeletal muscle of intravenous glutamine supplementation to ICU patients

Inga Tjäder, Olav Rooyackers, Ann-Marie Forsberg, Rokhsareh F. Vesali, Peter J. Garlick, Jan Wernerman
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Ultrasound diagnosis of alveolar consolidation in the critically ill

Daniel A. Lichtenstein, Nathalie Lascols, Gilbert Mezière, Agnès Gepner
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Lung volume in mechanically ventilated patients: measurement by simplified helium dilution compared to quantitative CT scan

Nicolò Patroniti, Giacomo Bellani, Annamaria Manfio, Elena Maggioni, Angela Giuffrida, Giuseppe Foti, Antonio Pesenti
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Volume of activity and occupancy rate in intensive care units. Association with mortality

Gaetano lapichino, Luciano Gattinoni, Danilo Radrizzani, Bruno Simini, Guido Bertolini, Luca Ferla, Giovanni Mistraletti, Francesca Porta, Dinis R. Miranda
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Brief Report

Relationship of thyroid function to post-traumatic S-100b serum levels in survivors of severe head injury: preliminary results

Ioanna Dimopoulou, Stylianos Tsagarakis, Stefanos Korfias, Dimitrios Zervakis, Evangelia Douka, Nikolaos Thalassinos, Damianos E. Sakas, Charis Roussos
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Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care

Comparison of interhospital pediatric intensive care transport accompanied by a referring specialist or a specialist retrieval team

Gijs D. Vos, Annemieke C. Nissen, Fred H.M.Nieman, Mieke M. B. Meurs, Dick A. van Waardenburg, Graham Ramsay, Raymond A. M. G. Donckerwolcke
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Experimental

Effects of C1 esterase inhibitor administration on intestinal functional capillary density, leukocyte adherence and mesenteric plasma extravasation during experimental endotoxemia

Christian Lehmann, Jürgen Birnbaum, Carsten Lührs, Oskar Rückbeil, Claudia Spies, Sabine Ziemer, Matthias Gründling, Dragan Pavlovic, Taras Usichenko, Michael Wendt, Wolfgang J. Kox
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Changes in FiO2 affect PaO2 with minor alterations in cerebral concentration of oxygenated hemoglobin during liquid ventilation in healthy piglets

Wolfram Burkhardt, Hans Proquitté, Susann Krause, Roland R. Wauer, Mario Rüdiger
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Brief Report

The effect of waiving consent on enrollment in a sepsis trial

Djillali Annane, Hervé Outin, Caroline Fisch, Eric Bellissant
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Intensive care admission decisions for a patient with limited survival prospects: a questionnaire and database analysis

Alistair F. McNarry, David R. Goldhill
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Blood polymorphonuclear leukocyte migration as a predictive marker for infections in severe trauma: comparison with various inflammation parameters

Gerd Egger, Reingard Aigner, Andreas Glasner, Herwig P. Hofer, Heike Mitterhammer, Sieglinde Zelzer
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News

The European Directive: a further blow to science in intensive care medicine in Austria

Christiane Druml, Ernst A. Singer
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Correspondence

Comment on “Changes in cerebral interstitial glycerol concentration in head injured patients; correlation with secondary events”

Carl-Henrik Nordström
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Reply to Comment on “Changes in cerebral interstitial glycerol concentration in head injured patients; correlation with secondary events”, Intensive Care Med (2003) 29:1825–1828

Saskia M. Peerdeman, W. Peter Vandertop
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Cooling heat stroke patients by available field measures

Eran Hadad, Daniel S Moran, Yoram Epstein
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Transport of critically ill children in a resource-limited setting: alternatives to a specialized retrieval team

Adrian Y. Goh, Mohammed El-Amin Abdel-Latif
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A puzzling electrocardiogram

Johanne Silvain, Eric Maury, Tabassum Qureshi, Jean Luc Baudel, Georges Offenstadt
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Erratum

Searching for evidence: don’t forget the foundations

Laurent Brochard, Jordi Mancebo, Martin Tobin
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Announcements

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