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Volume 34, Number 12 / December, 2008

Editorial

Hyperoncotic colloids in shock and risk of renal injury: enough evidence for a banning order?

Patrick M. Honore, Olivier Joannes-Boyau, Willem Boer
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Maximizing rates of empiric appropriate antibiotic therapy with minimized use of broad-spectrum agents: are surveillance cultures the key?

S. Blot, P. Depuydt, D. Vogelaers
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Osteopontin in sepsis: any role?

Marc Derive, Sébastien Gibot
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Psychiatric disorders and the ICU: gaps and opportunities

Christoph Pechlaner, Bruno Mégarbane, W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker
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Review

Renal replacement therapies: physiological review

Claudio Ronco, Zaccaria Ricci
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Natriuretic peptides in acute pulmonary embolism: a systematic review

Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Abhilash Nair, Tajender Vasu, Paul E. Marik
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Original

The risk associated with hyperoncotic colloids in patients with shock

Frédérique Schortgen, Emmanuelle Girou, Nicolas Deye, Laurent Brochard
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Screening for resistant gram-negative microorganisms to guide empiric therapy of subsequent infection

Evangelos Papadomichelakis, Flora Kontopidou, Anastasia Antoniadou, Garifalia Poulakou, Evangelos Koratzanis, Petros Kopterides, Irini Mavrou, Apostolos Armaganidis, Helen Giamarellou
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Serum levels of osteopontin are increased in SIRS and sepsis

Rosanna Vaschetto, Stefania Nicola, Carlo Olivieri, Elena Boggio, Fabio Piccolella, Riccardo Mesturini, Federica Damnotti, Davide Colombo, Paolo Navalesi, Francesco Della Corte, Umberto Dianzani, Annalisa Chiocchetti
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Risk factors and prognosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection in critically ill patients: a multicenter study

Jose Garnacho-Montero, Teresa Aldabó-Pallás, Mercedes Palomar-Martínez, Jordi Vallés, Benito Almirante, Rafael Garcés, Fabrio Grill, Miquel Pujol, Cristina Arenas-Giménez, Eduard Mesalles, Ana Escoresca-Ortega, Marina de Cueto, Carlos Ortiz-Leyba
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Nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary infection in medical intensive care unit: the incidence, patient characteristics, and clinical significanceOpen access

Chin-Chung Shu, Chih-Hsin Lee, Jann-Yuan Wang, Jih-Shuin Jerng, Chong-Jen Yu, Po-Ren Hsueh, Li-Na Lee, Pan-Chyr Yang
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Herpes simplex virus load in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid is related to poor outcome in critically ill patients

Catharina F. M. Linssen, Jan A. Jacobs, Foekje F. Stelma, Walther N. K. A. van Mook, Peter Terporten, Cornelis Vink, Marjolein Drent, Cathrien A. Bruggeman, Annick Smismans
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Early increases in microcirculatory perfusion during protocol-directed resuscitation are associated with reduced multi-organ failure at 24 h in patients with sepsis

Stephen Trzeciak, Jonathan V. McCoy, R. Phillip Dellinger, Ryan C. Arnold, Michael Rizzuto, Nicole L. Abate, Nathan I. Shapiro, Joseph E. Parrillo, Steven M. Hollenberg
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Central venous-to-arterial carbon dioxide difference: an additional target for goal-directed therapy in septic shock?

Fabrice Vallée, Benoit Vallet, Olivier Mathe, Jacqueline Parraguette, Arnaud Mari, Stein Silva, Kamran Samii, Olivier Fourcade, Michèle Genestal
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A comparison of epinephrine and norepinephrine in critically ill patients

John A. Myburgh, Alisa Higgins, Alina Jovanovska, Jeffrey Lipman, Naresh Ramakrishnan, John Santamaria
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Measurement of end-expiratory lung volume by oxygen washin–washout in controlled and assisted mechanically ventilated patients

N. Patroniti, M. Saini, A. Zanella, D. Weismann, S. Isgrò, G. Bellani, G. Foti, A. Pesenti
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Enhanced fluid management with continuous venovenous hemofiltration in pediatric respiratory failure patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support

Nancy G. Hoover, Michael Heard, Christopher Reid, Scott Wagoner, Kristine Rogers, Jason Foland, Matthew L. Paden, James D. Fortenberry
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Pediatric Original

Physiological effects of noninvasive positive ventilation during acute moderate hypercapnic respiratory insufficiency in children

Sandrine Essouri, Philippe Durand, Laurent Chevret, Vincent Haas, Claire Perot, Annick Clement, Denis Devictor, Brigitte Fauroux
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Predictors of outcome for children requiring respiratory extra-corporeal life support: implications for inclusion and exclusion criteria

Nazima Pathan, Deborah A. Ridout, Elizabeth Smith, Allan P. Goldman, Katherine L. Brown
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Brief Report

Substance dependence and psychiatric disorders are related to outcomes in a mixed ICU population

Mary R. Suchyta, Callie J. Beck, Colin W. Key, Al Jephson, Ramona O. Hopkins
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The effect of neuromuscular blockade on oxygen consumption in sedated and mechanically ventilated pediatric patients after cardiac surgeryOpen access

J. Lemson, J. J. Driessen, J. G. van der Hoeven
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FDG-PET in patients at risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome: a preliminary report

R. S. Rodrigues, P. R. Miller, F. A. Bozza, E. Marchiori, G. A. Zimmerman, J. M. Hoffman, K. A. Morton
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Pediatric Brief Report

Angiotensin-converting enzyme D allele does not influence susceptibility to acute hypoxic respiratory failure in children

Adrian Plunkett, Rachel S. Agbeko, KaWah Li, Steve E. Humphries, Nigel J. Klein, Mark J. Peters
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Experimental

The nociceptin/orphanin FQ-NOP receptor antagonist effects on an animal model of sepsis

Dickson Carvalho, Fabricia Petronilho, Francieli Vuolo, Roberta Albino Machado, Larissa Constantino, Remo Guerrini, Girolamo Calo, Elaine Cristina Gavioli, Emílio Luiz Streck, Felipe Dal-Pizzol
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Ability of dynamic airway pressure curve profile and elastance for positive end-expiratory pressure titration

Alysson R. Carvalho, Peter M. Spieth, Paolo Pelosi, Marcos F. Vidal Melo, Thea Koch, Frederico C. Jandre, Antonio Giannella-Neto, Marcelo Gama de Abreu
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Legal and Ethical Issues on Clinical Research

End-of-life care in Spain: legal framework

Lluís Cabré, María Casado, Jordi Mancebo
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Correspondence

Microcirculation and multi-organ failure in patients with sepsisOpen access

C. A. den Uil, W. K. Lagrand, J. J. Brugts, P. E. Spronk
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Response to the comment of den Uil et al. for the article by the Microcirculatory Alterations in Resuscitation and Shock (MARS) investigators

Stephen Trzeciak, Jonathan V. McCoy, Ryan C. Arnold, R. Phillip Dellinger, Nathan I. Shapiro, Steven M. Hollenberg
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Adaptive support ventilation is a patented technology

Fleur T. Tehrani
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Response to Dr. Tehrani

Marc Wysocki, Jean-Michel Arnal
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Benefits of early tracheotomy: underpowered or overestimated?Open access

Denise Petra Veelo, Ognjen Gajic, Marcus J. Schultz
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Improvement of comfort could be obtained using an early tracheotomy without over-sedation of mechanically ventilated patients: reply to the letter by Veelo et al.

François Blot, Agnès Laplanche, Jean Chastre, Thomas Similowski
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Correspondence

Liberalization of visiting policies in the ICU: it is also a matter of good information

Gianni Biancofiore, Lucia M. Bindi, Luciana Traballoni, Michele Cristofano
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Correspondence

Successful extubation of an “unweanable” patient with severe ankylosing spondylitis (Bechterew's disease) using a pumpless extracorporeal lung assist

Thomas Bein, Sigrid Wittmann, Alois Philipp, Michael Nerlich, Thomas Kuehnel, Hans Juergen Schlitt
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Acute decompensation of isovaleric acidemia induced by Graves’ disease

Antoine Kimmoun, Georges Abboud, Jean Strazeck, Marc Merten, Jean-Louis Guéant, François Feillet
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Letter to the editor regarding the paper “Agreement of central venous saturation and mixed venous saturation in cardiac surgery patients by Sander M, Spies CD, Foer A, Weymann L, Braun J, Volk T, Grubitzsch H, von Heymann C (2007) Intensive Care Medicine 33:1719–1725”

Andreas Wienke
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Erratum

Room air dilution of heliox given by facemask

Thomas D. A. Standley, Helen L. Smith, Liam J. Brennan, Ingrid A. Wilkins, Peter G. Bradley, Casiano Barrera Groba, Andrew J. Davey, David K. Menon, Daniel W. Wheeler
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Design, conduct, analysis and reporting of a multi-national placebo-controlled trial of activated protein C for persistent septic shock

Simon Finfer, V. Marco Ranieri, B. Taylor Thompson, Philip S. Barie, Jean-François Dhainaut, Ivor S. Douglas, Bengt Gårdlund, John C. Marshall, Andrew Rhodes
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