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Volume 33, Number 3 / March, 2007

Editorial

A short goodbye …

Laurent Brochard
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Increasing evidence that the risks of rhAPC may outweigh its benefits

Peter Q. Eichacker, Charles Natanson
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The search for “objective” criteria of ARDS

Daniel P. Schuster
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Levosimendan in septic shock: another piece in the puzzle, but many pieces are still lacking

Daniel De Backer, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Peter Radermacher
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Lactate in shock: a high-octane fuel for the heart?

Martin Matejovic, Peter Radermacher, Eric Fontaine
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Special Article

Defining and classifying acute renal failure: from advocacy to consensus and validation of the RIFLE criteria

Rinaldo Bellomo, John A. Kellum, Claudio Ronco
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Year in Review 2006

Year in Review in Intensive Care Medicine, 2006. III. Circulation, ethics, cancer, outcome, education, nutrition, and pediatric and neonatal critical careOpen access

Peter Andrews, Elie Azoulay, Massimo Antonelli, Laurent Brochard, Christian Brun-Buisson, Daniel De Backer, Geoffrey Dobb, Jean-Yves Fagon, Herwig Gerlach, Johan Groeneveld, Duncan Macrae, Jordi Mancebo, Philipp Metnitz, Stefano Nava, Jerôme Pugin, Michael Pinsky, Peter Radermacher, Christian Richard
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ESICM Statement

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC)

V. Marco Ranieri, Rui P. Moreno, Andy Rhodes
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Original

Use of Drotrecogin alfa (activated) in Italian intensive care units: the results of a nationwide survey

Guido Bertolini, Carlotta Rossi, Abramo Anghileri, Sergio Livigni, Antonio Addis, Daniele Poole
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Incidence, treatment, and outcome of severe sepsis in ICU-treated adults in Finland: the Finnsepsis study

Sari Karlsson, Marjut Varpula, Esko Ruokonen, Ville Pettilä, Ilkka Parviainen, Tero I. Ala-Kokko, Elina Kolho, Esa M. Rintala
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Is there a safe plateau pressure in ARDS? The right heart only knows

François Jardin, Antoine Vieillard-Baron
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Assessing pulmonary permeability by transpulmonary thermodilution allows differentiation of hydrostatic pulmonary edema from ALI/ARDS

Xavier Monnet, Nadia Anguel, David Osman, Olfa Hamzaoui, Christian Richard, Jean-Louis Teboul
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Pituitary-adrenal responses to human corticotropin-releasing hormone in critically ill patients

Ioanna Dimopoulou, Panagiota Alevizopoulou, Urania Dafni, Stylianos Orfanos, Olga Livaditi, Marinella Tzanela, Anastasia Kotanidou, Emmanouil Souvatzoglou, Petros Kopterides, Irini Mavrou, Nikolaos Thalassinos, Charis Roussos, Apostolos Armaganidis, Stylianos Tsagarakis
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Ionic dialysance: a new valid parameter for quantification of dialysis efficiency in acute renal failure?

Christophe Ridel, David Osman, Lucile Mercadal, Nadia Anguel, Thierry Petitclerc, Christian Richard, Christophe Vinsonneau
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Pediatric Original

Infectious complications of percutaneous central venous catheterization in pediatric patients

M. Ángeles García-Teresa, Juan Casado-Flores, M. Ángel Delgado Domínguez, Jorge Roqueta-Mas, Francisco Cambra-Lasaosa, Andrés Concha-Torre, Cristina Fernández-Pérez
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Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein as markers of systemic inflammatory response syndrome severity in critically ill children

Corsino Rey, Marta Los Arcos, Andrés Concha, Alberto Medina, Soledad Prieto, Pablo Martinez, Belen Prieto
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Experimental

Effects of levosimendan and dobutamine in experimental acute endotoxemia: a preliminary controlled study

Arnaldo Dubin, Gastón Murias, Juan Pablo Sottile, Mario Omar Pozo, Marcelo Barán, Vanina Siham Kanoore Edul, Héctor Saúl Canales, Graciela Etcheverry, Bernardo Maskin, Elisa Estenssoro
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Myocardial lactate deprivation is associated with decreased cardiovascular performance, decreased myocardial energetics, and early death in endotoxic shock

Bruno Levy, Arnauld Mansart, Chantal Montemont, Sebastien Gibot, Jean-Pierre Mallie, Veronique Regnault, Thomas Lecompte, Patrick Lacolley
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Inhaled nitric oxide increases endothelial permeability in Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia

Florence Ader, Rozenn Le Berre, Steve Lancel, Karine Faure, Nathalie B. Viget, Emmanuel Nowak, Rémi Nevière, Benoit P. Guery
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Pediatric Experimental

The effect of melatonin on endotoxemia-induced intestinal apoptosis and oxidative stress in infant rats

Durgul Ozdemir, Nazan Uysal, Kazim Tugyan, Sevil Gonenc, Osman Acikgoz, Ilkay Aksu, Hasan Ozkan
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Brief Report

Evaluating the use of Drotrecogin alfa (activated) in adult severe sepsis: a Canadian multicenter observational study

Salmaan Kanji, Marc M. Perreault, Clarence Chant, David Williamson, Lisa Burry
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Intensive care outcome of adult patients operated on for congenital heart disease

Luc Jacquet, Olivier Vancaenegem, Jean Rubay, Fatima Laarbaui, Céline Goffinet, Robin Lovat, Philippe Noirhomme, Gebrine El Khoury
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Dose-related effects of direct hemoperfusion using a cytokine adsorbent column for the treatment of experimental endotoxemia

Takumi Taniguchi, Akihide Kurita, Chisui Mukawa, Ken Yamamoto, Hideo Inaba
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Vascular erosion by central venous catheters used for total parenteral nutrition

Criona Walshe, Dermot Phelan, Jane Bourke, Donal Buggy
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Effect of ornithine α-ketoglutarate on glutamine pools in burn injury: evidence of component interaction

L. Cynober, E. Lasnier, J. Le Boucher, A. Jardel, C. Coudray-Lucas
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Case Discussion

Complete recovery from an unusual cause of comaOpen access

Jörgen M. P. Rovers, Elisabeth S. Louwerse, C. Peter C. de Jager
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Correspondence

Comment on Varpula et al.: Mixed venous oxygen saturation cannot be estimated by central venous oxygen saturation in septic shock

Chris Bourdeaux, John Hadfield
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Mixed venous oxygen saturation cannot be estimated by central venous oxygen saturation in septic shock: reply to Dr. Bourdeaux

Marjut Varpula, Sari Karlsson, Esko Ruokonen, Ville Pettilä
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Shock during heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: Look for adrenal insufficiency!

Nicolas Mongardon, Fabrice Bruneel, Matthieu Henry-Lagarrigue, Stéphane Legriel, Laure Revault d’Allonnes, Pierre Guezennec, Gilles Troché, Jean-Pierre Bedos
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Euthanasia: a word no longer to be used or abused

Michael A. Kuiper, Leslie M. Whetstine, John L. Holmes, Stephen Streat, Richard C. Burrows, Ian Seppelt, David Crippen
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The ACTH test should not be used in the decision to start low dose steroids in catecholamine-dependent septic shock

Jack J. Ligtenberg, Wilma E. Monteban-Kooistra, John H. Meertens, Jaap E. Tulleken, Jan G. Zijlstra
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Gender disparity in radial and femoral arterial size: an ultrasound study

Taro Minami, Lewis A. Eisen, Jeffrey S. Berger, Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Paul H. Mayo, Mangala Narasimhan
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Sedation assessment tool, sedation-algorithm, choice of sedation drugs: intricate concepts of an emergent clinical practice

Gerald Chanques, Samir Jaber
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Colistin and rhabdomyolysis: A causative agent or an innocent bystander?

Penelope Evagelopoulou, Andreas Katsaros, Pavlos Myrianthefs, Stylianos Karatzas, Eleni Boutzouka, George Fildissis, George Baltopoulos
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The “Lund concept”: what it is and what it isn't

Carl-Henrik Nordström
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The Lund concept: a well-defined therapy within the prescribed norms

Per-Olof Grände
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Comment on Mackenzie and Woodhouse: C-reactive protein concentrations during bacteraemia: a comparison between patients with and without liver dysfunctionOpen access

Joep M. Droogh, Ingeborg M. Noppers, Jaap E. Tulleken, John H. Meertens, Jack J. Ligtenberg, Wilma E. Monteban-Kooistra, Jan G. Zijlstra
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Serum C-reactive protein and liver disease in patients with melioidosis

Allen C. Cheng, Bart J. Currie
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C-reactive protein concentrations during bacteraemia: a comparison between patients with and withour liver dysfunction: reply to Droogh et al. and to Cheng and Currie

Iain Mackenzie, Joe Woodhouse
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Pediatric Correspondence

Pulmonary bacterial co-infection in children ventilated for severe respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis is common

Kentigern Thorburn, Hendrik Van Saene
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