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Volume 31, Number 3 / March, 2005

Editorial

Pressure, flow and Occam’s Razor: a matter of “steal”?

Peter J. D. Andrews
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ICU physicians should abandon the use of etomidate!

Djillali Annane
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Systematic Review

Antioxidant nutrients: a systematic review of trace elements and vitamins in the critically ill patient

Daren K. Heyland, Rupinder Dhaliwal, Ulrich Suchner, Mette M. Berger
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Clinical Commentary

Will ethical requirements bring critical care research to a halt?

Robert D. Truog
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Is it better to consent to an RCT or to care?

Didier Dreyfuss
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Year in Review 2004

Year in review in intensive care medicine, 2004. III. Outcome, ICU organisation, scoring, quality of life, ethics, psychological problems and communication in the ICU, immunity and hemodynamics during sepsis, pediatric and neonatal critical care, experimental studiesOpen access

Peter Andrews, Elie Azoulay, Massimo Antonelli, Laurent Brochard, Christian Brun-Buisson, Geoffrey Dobb, Jean-Yves Fagon, Herwig Gerlach, Johan Groeneveld, Jordi Mancebo, Philipp Metnitz, Stefano Nava, Jerome Pugin, Michael Pinsky, Peter Radermacher, Christian Richard, Robert Tasker, Benoit Vallet
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Original

Cerebro-pulmonary interactions during the application of low levels of positive end-expiratory pressure

Luciana Mascia, Salvatore Grasso, Tommaso Fiore, Francesco Bruno, Maurizio Berardino, Alessandro Ducati
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Withdrawal following sufentanil/propofol and sufentanil/midazolam

Maria Korak-Leiter, Rudolf Likar, Michael Oher, Ernst Trampitsch, Gerda Ziervogel, Joseph V. Levy, Enno C. Freye
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Risk factors of relative adrenocortical deficiency in intensive care patients needing mechanical ventilation

Gabriel Malerba, Florence Romano-Girard, Aurélie Cravoisy, Brigitte Dousset, Lionel Nace, Bruno Lévy, Pierre-Edouard Bollaert
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Candida spp. colonization significance in critically ill medical patients: a prospective study

Pierre Emmanuel Charles, Frédéric Dalle, Hervé Aube, Jean Marc Doise, Jean Pierre Quenot, Ludwig Serge Aho, Pascal Chavanet, Bernard Blettery
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High interleukin 12 and low interleukin 10 production after in vitro stimulation detected in sepsis survivors

Spaska A. Stanilova, Zhivko T. Karakolev, Gospodin S. Dimov, Zlatka G. Dobreva, Lyuba D. Miteva, Emil S. Slavov, Chavdar S. Stefanov, Noyko S. Stanilov
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Impact of two different comorbidity measures on the 6-month mortality of critically ill cancer patients

Márcio Soares, Jorge I. F. Salluh, Carlos Gil Ferreira, Ronir R. Luiz, Nelson Spector, José R. Rocco
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SAPS II revisited

Philippe Aegerter, Ariane Boumendil, Aurélia Retbi, Etienne Minvielle, Benoit Dervaux, Bertrand Guidet
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Experimental

Breath-to-breath analysis of abdominal and rib cage motion in surfactant-depleted piglets during high-frequency oscillatory ventilation

Dick G. Markhorst, Jos R. C. Jansen, Adrianus J. van Vught, Huibert R. van Genderingen
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Suctioning through a double-lumen endotracheal tube helps to prevent alveolar collapse and to preserve ventilation

Hajo Reissmann, Stephan H. Böhm, Fernando Suárez-Sipmann, Gerardo Tusman, Claas Buschmann, Stefan Maisch, Tanja Pesch, Oliver Thamm, Christoph Plümers, Jochen Schulte am Esch, Göran Hedenstierna
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Direct vs. mediated effects of scorpion venom: an experimental study of the effects of a second challenge with scorpion venom

Lamia Ouanes-Besbes, Souhail El Atrous, Semir Nouira, Nicolas Aubrey, Alain Carayon, Mohamed El Ayeb, Fekri Abroug
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Subcutaneous gas tensions closely track ileal mucosal gas tensions in a model of endotoxaemia without anaerobism

Bala Venkatesh, Thomas J. Morgan, Jonathan Hall, Zolton Endre, Desley Willgoss
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The haemodynamic and metabolic effects of epinephrine in experimental hyperdynamic septic shock

David Di Giantomasso, Rinaldo Bellomo, Clive N. May
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Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care

HFOV in premature neonates: effects on pulmonary mechanics and epithelial lining fluid cytokines. A randomized controlled trial

Giovanni Vento, Piero G. Matassa, Franco Ameglio, Ettore Capoluongo, Enrico Zecca, Luca Tortorolo, Mara Martelli, Costantino Romagnoli
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Comparison of indirect methods of measuring intra-abdominal pressure in children

Peter J. Davis, Satajyit Koottayi, Anna Taylor, Warwick W. Butt
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News

The European Union Directive on Clinical Research: present status of implementation in EU member states’ legislations with regard to the incompetent patient

F. Lemaire, J. Bion, J. Blanco, P. Damas, C. Druml, K. Falke, J. Kesecioglu, A. Larsson, J. Mancebo, D. Matamis, A. Pesenti, J. Pimentel, M. Ranieri
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Withdrawal of feeding-tubes from incompetent patients: the Terri Schiavo case raises new issues regarding who decides in end-of-life decision making

Henry J. Silverman
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Brief Report

Sedation in the critically ill ventilated patient: possible role of enteral drugs

Marco Cigada, Angelo Pezzi, Piero Di Mauro, Silvia Marzorati, Andrea Noto, Federico Valdambrini, Matteo Zaniboni, Morena Astori, Gaetano Iapichino
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Animal model of unilateral ventilator-induced lung injury

Ramon Farre, Susana Granell, Mar Rotger, Anna Serrano-Mollar, Daniel Closa, Daniel Navajas
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Correspondence

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery for persistent weaning failure

Apostolos Koroneos, Panagiotis Dedeilias, Christina Routsi, Anastasia Kotanidou, Ilias Andrianakis, Ioannis Floros, Marinos Pitaridis, Charis Roussos
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Unexpected recovery from prolonged hypoglycemic coma: a protective role of metformin?

Jean-Daniel Lalau, Kamel Masmoudi
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Procalcitonin in hypoxic brain damage

Aisha Lateef, S. M. Khoo, K. H. Lee
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Hanging causing severe reversible left ventricular dysfunction

I. Mohammedi, X. Perret, L. Argaud, O. Le Vavasseur, O. Martin, D. Robert
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Safety of endotoxin challenge in healthy volunteers: bradycardia

Bernd Jilma
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Announcements

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