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Volume 30, Number 4 / April, 2004

Editorial

A global perspective on the epidemiology of sepsis

Marc Moss, Gregory S. Martin
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Challenges of mechanical ventilation in unilateral pneumonia: is PEEP the answer?

Alain F. Broccard
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Barotrauma during mechanical ventilation: why aren’t we seeing any more?

Jean-Damien Ricard
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Special Article

Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for management of severe sepsis and septic shock

R. Phillip Dellinger, Jean M. Carlet, Henry Masur, Herwig Gerlach, Thierry Calandra, Jonathan Cohen, Juan Gea-Banacloche, Didier Keh, John C. Marshall, Margaret M. Parker, Graham Ramsay, Janice L. Zimmerman, Jean-Louis Vincent, M. M. Levy
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Review

Application of therapeutic hypothermia in the ICU: opportunities and pitfalls of a promising treatment modality. Part 1: Indications and evidence

Kees H. Polderman
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Physiological Note

Dead space

U. Lucangelo, L. Blanch
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EPISEPSIS: a reappraisal of the epidemiology and outcome of severe sepsis in French intensive care units

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Original

Adult-population incidence of severe sepsis in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units

Simon Finfer, Rinaldo Bellomo, Jeffrey Lipman, Craig French, Geoffrey Dobb, John Myburgh
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Effects of terlipressin on systemic and regional haemodynamics in catecholamine-treated hyperkinetic septic shock

Andrea Morelli, Monica Rocco, Giorgio Conti, Alessandra Orecchioni, Andrea De Gaetano, Giuliana Cortese, Flaminia Coluzzi, Enrico Vernaglione, Paolo Pelaia, Paolo Pietropaoli
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Neutrophil chemotaxis and receptor expression in clinical septic shock

Ahmad D. Chishti, Brian K. Shenton, John A. Kirby, Simon V. Baudouin
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Incidence, risk factors and outcome of barotrauma in mechanically ventilated patients

Antonio Anzueto, Fernando Frutos–Vivar, Andres Esteban, Inmaculada Alía, Laurent Brochard, Thomas Stewart, Salvador Benito, Martin J. Tobin, Jose Elizalde, Fernando Palizas, Cide M. David, Jorge Pimentel, Marco González, Luis Soto, Gabriel D’Empaire, Paolo Pelosi
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Effects of protective and conventional mechanical ventilation on pulmonary function and systemic cytokine release after cardiopulmonary bypass

Ozge Koner, Serdar Celebi, Huriye Balci, Gurkan Cetin, Kamil Karaoglu, Nahit Cakar
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Can peripheral venous pressure be interchangeable with central venous pressure in patients undergoing cardiac surgery?

Roger Desjardins, André Y. Denault, Sylvain Bélisle, Michel Carrier, Denis Babin, Sylvie Lévesque, Raymond Martineau
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Evaluation of a triple-lumen central venous heparin-coated catheter versus a catheter coated with chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine in critically ill patients

M. N. Carrasco, A. Bueno, C. de las Cuevas, S. Jimenez, I. Salinas, A. Sartorius, T. Recio, M. Generelo, F. Ruiz-Ocaña
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Outcome of older patients receiving mechanical ventilation

Andrés Esteban, Antonio Anzueto, Fernando Frutos-Vivar, Inmaculada Alía, E. Wesley Ely, Laurent Brochard, Thomas E. Stewart, Carlos Apezteguía, Martin J. Tobin, Peter Nightingale, Dimitrios Matamis, Jorge Pimentel, Freki Abroug
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Prognosis of patients aged 80 years and over admitted in medical intensive care unit

Ariane Boumendil, Eric Maury, Ingrid Reinhard, Laurence Luquel, Georges Offenstadt, Bertrand Guidet
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Can the experienced ICU physician predict ICU length of stay and outcome better than less experienced colleagues?

Fábio Gusmão Vicente, Frederico Polito Lomar, Christian Mélot, Jean-Louis Vincent
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Economies of scale in British intensive care units and combined intensive care/high dependency units

Philip Jacobs, John Rapoport, David Edbrooke
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Impaired chemoreflex sensitivity in adult patients with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome—the potential role of disease severity

Hendrik Schmidt, Ursula Müller-Werdan, Sebastian Nuding, Thomas Hoffmann, Darrel P. Francis, Dirk Hoyer, Mathias Rauchhaus, Karl Werdan
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Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care

The effect of back-up rate during non-invasive ventilation in young patients with cystic fibrosis

Brigitte Fauroux, Bruno Louis, Nicholas Hart, Sandrine Essouri, Karl Leroux, Annick Clément, Michael Ian Polkey, Frédéric Lofaso
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Recombinant activated factor VII in paediatric cardiac surgery

Jonathan R. Egan, Ahti Lammi, David N. Schell, Jonathan Gillis, Graham R. Nunn
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Experimental

Tracheal double-lumen ventilation attenuates hypercapnia and respiratory acidosis in lung injured pigs

Sven Lethvall, Sophie Lindgren, Stefan Lundin, Ola Stenqvist
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Infectious and inflammatory dissemination are affected by ventilation strategy in rats with unilateral pneumonia

Frédérique Schortgen, Lila Bouadma, Marie-Laure Joly-Guillou, Jean-Damien Ricard, Didier Dreyfuss, Georges Saumon
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Effects of dopexamine in comparison with fenoterol on carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism in healthy volunteers

Wolfgang Geisser, Josef Vogt, Ulrich Wachter, Hannes Hofbauer, Michael Georgieff, Hermann Ensinger
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Brief Report

Accuracy of pulse oximetry readings in an animal model of low perfusion caused by emerging pneumonia and sepsis

Helmut D. Hummler, Anja Engelmann, Frank Pohlandt, Josef Högel, Axel R. Franz
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Post-pyloric enteral nutrition in septic patients: effects on hepato-splanchnic hemodynamics and energy status

Richard Rokyta Jr, Martin Matejovic, Ales Krouzecky, Vaclav Senft, Ladislav Trefil, Ivan Novak
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Hand-held echocardiography with doppler capability for the assessment of critically-ill patients: is it reliable?

Philippe Vignon, Mickaël B. J. Frank, Jérôme Lesage, Frédérique Mücke, Bruno François, Sandrine Normand, Michel Bonnivard, Marc Clavel, Hervé Gastinne
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Outbreak of gastric mucormycosis associated with the use of wooden tongue depressors in critically ill patients

Enrique Maraví-Poma, Juan L. Rodríguez-Tudela, Jesús García de Jalón, Alfonso Manrique-Larralde, Luis Torroba, Jesús Urtasun, Blanca Salvador, Marta Montes, Emilia Mellado, Fernando Rodríguez-Albarrán, Antonio Pueyo-Royo
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Correspondence

Acridine-orange test in neonates with nosocomial pneumonia

Hande Gülcan, Nuray Duman, Abdullah Kumral, Sibel Caymaz, Zeynep Gülay, Hasan Özkan
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Perforation of the colon after administration of neostigmine

R. Mollema, J. Jaap Spijkstra, K. H. Polderman, H. P. M. M. Gelissen, A. R. J. Girbes
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Validation of C1-esterase inhibitor therapy in severe capillary leak syndrome by monitoring of extravascular lung water

Stefan Kluge, Georg Kreymann
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Comments on elevated cardiac troponin in patients with COPD

Aaron Joffe
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What did she “really” want?

Jochen Vollmann, Michael Wank, Axel Weidtmann, Frank Michael Reinhardt
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Announcements

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