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Volume 34, Number 1 / January, 2008

Editorial

Why does airway pressure rise sometimes near the end of inflation during pressure support?

Magdy Younes
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Burnout in the ICU: Potential consequences for staff and patient well-being

Thomas W. Reader, Brian H. Cuthbertson, Johan Decruyenaere
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Review

Ventilator-induced diaphragm dysfunction: the clinical relevance of animal models

Theodoros Vassilakopoulos
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Special Article

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International guidelines for management of severe sepsis and septic shock: 2008Open access

R. Phillip Dellinger, Mitchell M. Levy, Jean M. Carlet, Julian Bion, Margaret M. Parker, Roman Jaeschke, Konrad Reinhart, Derek C. Angus, Christian Brun-Buisson, Richard Beale, Thierry Calandra, Jean-Francois Dhainaut, Herwig Gerlach, Maurene Harvey, John J. Marini, John Marshall, Marco Ranieri, Graham Ramsay, Jonathan Sevransky, B. Taylor Thompson, Sean Townsend, Jeffrey S. Vender, Janice L. Zimm
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Clinical Commentary

Steroid treatment in ARDS: a critical appraisal of the ARDS network trial and the recent literature

G. Umberto Meduri, Paul E. Marik, George P. Chrousos, Stephen M. Pastores, Wiebke Arlt, Albertus Beishuizen, Faran Bokhari, Gary Zaloga, Djillali Annane
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Original

Effects of relaxation of inspiratory muscleson ventilator pressure during pressure support

George Prinianakis, Maria Plataki, Eumorfia Kondili, Maria Klimathianaki, Katerina Vaporidi, Dimitris Georgopoulos
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Automatic selection of breathing pattern using adaptive support ventilation

Jean-Michel Arnal, Marc Wysocki, Cyril Nafati, Stéphane Donati, Isabelle Granier, Gaëlle Corno, Jacques Durand-Gasselin
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Post-ICU consequences of patient wakefulness and sedative exposure during mechanical ventilation

Craig R. Weinert, Mark Sprenkle
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Detection of flow limitation in mechanically ventilated patients

M. Lourens, B. Berg, H. Hoogsteden, J. Bogaard
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Mini Series: Basic research-related topics

The heme oxygenase – carbon monoxide system: regulation and role in stress response and organ failure

Michael Bauer, Klaus Huse, Utz Settmacher, Ralf A. Claus
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Original

High-frequency percussive ventilation attenuates lung injury in a rabbit model of gastric juice aspiration

Jérôme Allardet-Servent, Fabienne Bregeon, Stéphane Delpierre, Jean-Guillaume Steinberg, Marie-José Payan, Sylvie Ravailhe, Laurent Papazian
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Risk factors of early redialysis after weaning from postoperative acute renal replacement therapy

Vin-Cent Wu, Wen-Je Ko, Hong-Wei Chang, Yung-Wei Chen, Yu-Feng Lin, Chih-Chung Shiao, Yung-Ming Chen, Yih-Sharng Chen, Pi-Ru Tsai, Fu-Chang Hu, Jann-Yuan Wang, Yen-Hung Lin, Kwan-Dun Wu
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Hyperglycemia and lipopolysaccharide decrease depression effect of interleukin 8 production by hypothermia: an experimental study with endothelial cells

Akihiro Noda, Kosaku Kinoshita, Atsushi Sakurai, Taro Matsumoto, Hideo Mugishima, Katsuhisa Tanjoh
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Hyperreninemic hypoaldosteronism syndrome, plasma concentrations of interleukin-6 and outcome in critically ill patients with liver cirrhosis

Damien du Cheyron, Bruno Bouchet, Brigitte Cauquelin, Damien Guillotin, Michel Ramakers, Cédric Daubin, Jean-Jacques Ballet, Pierre Charbonneau
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Hyponatremia in neurological patients: cerebral salt wasting versus inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion

Serge Brimioulle, Carlos Orellana-Jimenez, Adel Aminian, Jean-Louis Vincent
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An underrecognized source of organ donors: patients with brain death after successfully resuscitated cardiac arrest

Christophe Adrie, Hakim Haouache, Mohamed Saleh, Nathalie Memain, Ivan Laurent, Marie Thuong, Loic Darques, Patrice Guerrini, Mehran Monchi
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Pediatric Original

The effect of epinephrine by nebulization on measures of airway obstruction in patients with acute severe croup

A. C. Argent, M. Hatherill, C. J. L. Newth, M. Klein
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After-hours admissions are not associated with increased risk-adjusted mortality in pediatric intensive care

Andrew Numa, Gary Williams, John Awad, Barry Duffy
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Brief Report

Burnout in a surgical ICU team

Melanie Verdon, Paolo Merlani, Thomas Perneger, Bara Ricou
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Liberal vs. conservative vasopressor use to maintain mean arterial blood pressure during resuscitation of septic shock: an observational study

Sanjay Subramanian, Murat Yilmaz, Ahmer Rehman, Rolf D. Hubmayr, Bekele Afessa, Ognjen Gajic
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One single dose of etomidate negatively influences adrenocortical performance for at least 24 h in children with meningococcal sepsisOpen access

Marieke den Brinker, Anita C. S. Hokken-Koelega, Jan A. Hazelzet, Frank H. de Jong, Wim C. J. Hop, Koen F. M. Joosten
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Risk of Clostridium difficile diarrhoea in critically ill patients treated with erythromycin-based prokinetic therapy for feed intolerance

Nam Q. Nguyen, Katrina Ching, Robert J. Fraser, Marianne J. Chapman, Richard H. Holloway
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Pediatric Brief Report

Factors effecting adoption of new neonatal and pediatric respiratory technologies

Thomas E. Bachman, Norton E. Marks, Peter C. Rimensberger
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Experimental

Epoprostenol treatment of acute pulmonary hypertension is associated with a paradoxical decrease in right ventricular contractility

Steffen Rex, Carlo Missant, Patrick Segers, Rolf Rossaint, Patrick F. Wouters
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Postresuscitation N-acetylcysteine treatment reduces cerebral hydrogen peroxide in the hypoxic piglet brain

Tze-Fun Lee, Lauren L. Jantzie, Kathryn G. Todd, Po-Yin Cheung
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Legal and Ethical issues in clinical research

Ethical assessment of pediatric research protocols

Robert D. Truog
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Physiological Note

Interpretation of the echocardiographic pressure gradient across a pulmonary artery band in the setting of a univentricular heart

Shane M. Tibby, Andrew Durward
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Case Discussion

Suxamethonium in the intensive care unit: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me”

Hannah Church, Sue Sinclair, Tessa Oelofse
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Correspondence

Pediatric bronchoscopy performed on high-frequency oscillatory ventilation

Christopher J. Babbitt, Chet Khay, J. Carlos Maggi
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Recombinant human activated factor VII in postpartum hemorrhagic shock: the dark sideOpen access

E. J. W. van Veen, W. E. Monteban-Kooistra, J. H. J. M. Meertens, J. J. M. Ligtenberg, J. E. Tulleken, J. G. Zijlstra
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