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Volume 32, Number 8 / August, 2006

Editorial

Sedation and analgesia in the PICU: many questions remain

Sandra Prins, Monique van Dijk, Dick Tibboel
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Is the measurement of monocytes HLA-DR expression useful in patients with sepsis?

Thierry Fumeaux, Jérôme Pugin
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C 3, 4 and 5, keep the diaphragm alive

Robert I. Ross Russell
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Searching for the Holy Grail of the acute respiratory distress syndrome

Marc Moss
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Systematic Review

Quality of life after acute respiratory distress syndrome: a meta-analysis

David W. Dowdy, Mark P. Eid, Cheryl R. Dennison, Pedro A. Mendez-Tellez, Margaret S. Herridge, Eliseo Guallar, Peter J. Pronovost, Dale M. Needham
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Special Article

Consensus guidelines on sedation and analgesia in critically ill children

Stephen Playfor, Ian Jenkins, Carolyne Boyles, Imti Choonara, Gerald Davies, Tim Haywood, Gillian Hinson, Anton Mayer, Neil Morton, Tanya Ralph, Andrew Wolf
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Original

Sedation and analgesia in German intensive care units: how is it done in reality? Results of a patient-based survey of analgesia and sedation

Jörg Martin, Martin Franck, Matthias Fischer, Claudia Spies
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Xenon-CT and transcranial Doppler in poor-grade or complicated aneurysmatic subarachnoid hemorrhage patients undergoing aggressive management of intracranial hypertension

Arturo Chieregato, Giuseppe Sabia, Alessandra Tanfani, Christian Compagnone, Fernanda Tagliaferri, Luigi Targa
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Stress ulcer prophylaxis in mechanically ventilated patients: integrating evidence and judgment using a decision analysis

Jeremy M. Kahn, Jason N. Doctor, Gordon D. Rubenfeld
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Physiological responses to arm exercise in difficult to wean patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Michele Vitacca, Luca Bianchi, Maria Sarvà, Mara Paneroni, Bruno Balbi
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Outcome value of Clara cell protein in serum of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

Olivier Lesur, Stephan Langevin, Yves Berthiaume, Martin Légaré, Yoanna Skrobik, Jean-François Bellemare, Bruno Lévy, Yvan Fortier, Francois Lauzier, Gina Bravo, Marc Nickmilder, Eric Rousseau, Alfred Bernard
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Persisting low monocyte human leukocyte antigen-DR expression predicts mortality in septic shock

Guillaume Monneret, Alain Lepape, Nicolas Voirin, Julien Bohé, Fabienne Venet, Anne-Lise Debard, Hélène Thizy, Jacques Bienvenu, François Gueyffier, Philippe Vanhems
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Adrenal axis function does not appear to be associated with hemodynamic improvement in septic shock patients systematically receiving glucocorticoid therapy

Jerome Morel, Christophe Venet, Yannis Donati, David Charier, Jerome Liotier, Delphine Frere-Meunier, Stephane Guyomarc'h, Eric Diconne, Jean Claude Bertrand, Bertrand Souweine, Laurent Papazian, Fabrice Zeni
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Early enteral immunonutrition vs. parenteral nutrition in critically ill patients without severe sepsis: a randomized clinical trial

D. Radrizzani, G. Bertolini, R. Facchini, B. Simini, P. Bruzzone, G. Zanforlin, G. Tognoni, G. Iapichino
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Low incidence of nephropathy in surgical ICU patients receiving intravenous contrast: a retrospective analysis

Jan Willem Haveman, Ron T. Gansevoort, Alfons H. H. Bongaerts, Maarten W. N. Nijsten
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The prevalence and characteristics of anaemia at discharge home after intensive care

Timothy S. Walsh, Ezz-el-din Saleh, Robert J. Lee, D. Brian McClelland
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Prediction of cardiogenic pulmonary edema onset by monitoring right lung impedance

Michael Shochat, Gideon Charach, Shmuel Meyler, Simcha Meisel, Moshe Weintraub, Galina Mengeritsky, Morris Mosseri, Pavel Rabinovich
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Pediatric Original

Bilateral diaphragm paralysis following cardiac surgery in children: 10-years' experience

Ovadia Dagan, Revital Nimri, Yakov Katz, Einat Birk, Bernardo Vidne
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Postoperative phrenic nerve palsy: early clinical implications and management

Julia Lemmer, Brigitte Stiller, Grit Heise, Michael Hübler, Vladimir Alexi-Meskishvili, Yuguo Weng, Matthias Redlin, Valerie Amann, Stanislav Ovroutski, Felix Berger
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End of Life: National Legislations

The dying patient: new Israeli legislation

Avraham Steinberg, Charles L. Sprung
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Brief Report

The effect of normal saline resuscitation on vital organ blood flow in septic sheep

Li Wan, Rinaldo Bellomo, Clive N. May
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Soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1: a biomarker for bacterial meningitis

Rogier M. Determann, Martijn Weisfelt, Jan de Gans, Arie van der Ende, Marcus J. Schultz, Diederik van de Beek
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Association of statin therapy and increased survival in patients with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

Hendrik Schmidt, Ralf Hennen, Alexander Keller, Martin Russ, Ursula Müller-Werdan, Karl Werdan, Michael Buerke
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Experimental

A proteomic analysis of liver mitochondria during acute endotoxemia

Elliott D. Crouser, Mark W. Julian, Jennifer E. Huff, David V. Mandich, Kari B. Green-Church
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DTPA Fe(III) decreases cytokines and hypotension but worsens survival with Escherichia coli sepsis in rats

Yan Li, Xuemei Li, Michael Haley, Yvonne Fitz, Eric Gerstenberger, Steven M. Banks, Peter Q. Eichacker, Xizhong Cui
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Correspondence

Magnetic valves as a source of faucet contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Philippe Berthelot, François Chord, Franck Mallaval, Florence Grattard, Didier Brajon, Bruno Pozzetto
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Distinguishing bacterial from viral meningitis: the critical importance of the CSF lactic acid levels

Burke A. Cunha
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Distinguishing bacterial from viral meningitis: the critical importance of the CSF lactic acid: author's reply

François G. Brivet, Frédéric M. Jacobs
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Clinical pharmacists in the intensive care unit: Is there really an equation?

Gourang Patel, Mira Loh-Trivedi
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“How to increase return on investment of the intensive care pharmacist—fear of flying”: answer to Dr. Patel et al.

Michael Hartmann, Andreas Meier-Hellmann
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A comment on “Ventilator-induced lung injury: from the bench to the bedside”, by Tremblay and Slutsky

François Jardin
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Reply to the comment by Dr. Jardin on “Ventilator-induced lung injury: from the bench to the bedside”

Arthur S. Slutsky, Lorraine N. Tremblay
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Drotrecogin alfa in tropical infections and refractory multi-organ failure

Farhad Kapadia, Charudatt Shirwadkar
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Echocardiography in the ICU

Erik Sloth
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The use of sildenafil in the therapy of massive pulmonary embolism

Carlos A. Dias-Junior
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