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Volume 35, Number 7 / July, 2009

Editorial

Sepsis care bundles and clinicians

Robert G. Masterton
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Review

The impact of obesity on outcomes after critical illness: a meta-analysis

Charles W. Hogue Jr, Joshua D. Stearns, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Karen A. Robinson, Tracey Stierer, Nanhi Mitter, Peter J. Pronovost, Dale M. Needham
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Cuff-leak test for the diagnosis of upper airway obstruction in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Maria Elena Ochoa, Maria del Carmen Marín, Fernando Frutos-Vivar, Federico Gordo, Jaime Latour-Pérez, Enrique Calvo, Andres Esteban
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Original

Reduction of ventilator-associated pneumonia: active versus passive guideline implementation

Caroline S. Hawe, Kirsteen S. Ellis, Chris J. S. Cairns, Andrew Longmate
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Extended drotrecogin alfa (activated) treatment in patients with prolonged septic shock

Jean-Francois Dhainaut, Massimo Antonelli, Patrick Wright, Arnaud Desachy, Jean Reignier, Sylvain Lavoue, Julien Charpentier, Mark Belger, Michael Cobas-Meyer, Cornelia Maier, Mariano A. Mignini, Jonathan Janes
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Comprehensive safety analysis of concomitant drotrecogin alfa (activated) and prophylactic heparin use in patients with severe sepsis

Mitchell Levy, Marcel Levi, Mark D. Williams, Massimo Antonelli, Dazhe Wang, Mariano Alejandro Mignini
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Reversal of refractory septic shock with drotrecogin alpha (activated)

A. Vieillard-Baron, V. Caille, C. Charron, G. Belliard, P. Aegerter, B. Page, F. Jardin
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Bacterial ventilator-associated pneumonia: bronchoalveolar lavage results are not influenced by dilution

Olivier Baldesi, Fabrice Michel, Christophe Guervilly, Nathalie Embriaco, Aliocha Granfond, Bernard La Scola, Henri Portugal, Laurent Papazian
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Comparison of acceptability, skin tolerance, and compliance between handwashing and alcohol-based handrub in ICUs: results of a multicentric study

Bertrand Souweine, Alexandre Lautrette, Claire Aumeran, Marcel Bénédit, Jean Michel Constantin, Michèle Bonnard, Dominique Guélon, Georges Amat, Bruno Aublet, Richard Bonnet, Ousmane Traoré
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Arterial blood pressure during early sepsis and outcome

Martin W. Dünser, Jukka Takala, Hanno Ulmer, Viktoria D. Mayr, Günter Luckner, Stefan Jochberger, Fritz Daudel, Philipp Lepper, Walter R. Hasibeder, Stephan M. Jakob
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Admission blood glucose is an independent predictive factor for hospital mortality in polytraumatised patients

Janett Kreutziger, Volker Wenzel, Andrea Kurz, Mihai Adrian Constantinescu
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Short-term evaluation of sedation with sevoflurane administered by the anesthetic conserving device in critically ill patients

Maurizio Migliari, Giacomo Bellani, Roberto Rona, Stefano Isgrò, Beatrice Vergnano, Tommaso Mauri, Nicolò Patroniti, Antonio Pesenti, Giuseppe Foti
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Glucocorticoid receptor mRNA levels are selectively decreased in neutrophils of children with sepsisOpen access

Erica L. T. van den Akker, Jan W. Koper, Koen Joosten, Frank H. de Jong, Jan A. Hazelzet, Steven W. J. Lamberts, Anita C. S. Hokken-Koelega
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Brief Report

The effects of statin therapy on inflammatory cytokines in patients with bacterial infections: a randomized double-blind placebo controlled clinical trial

Victor Novack, Miruna Eisinger, Amit Frenkel, Marius Terblanche, Neill K. J. Adhikari, Amos Douvdevani, Doron Amichay, Yaniv Almog
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The significance of non-sustained hypotension in emergency department patients with sepsis

Michael R. Marchick, Jeffrey A. Kline, Alan E. Jones
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Soluble Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid cells-1 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid is not predictive for ventilator-associated pneumoniaOpen access

Guy J. Oudhuis, Judith Beuving, Dennis Bergmans, Ellen E. Stobberingh, Guul ten Velde, Catharina F. Linssen, Annelies Verbon
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Using midazolam to monitor changes in hepatic drug metabolism in critically ill patients

Christopher John Kirwan, Terry Lee, David W. Holt, R. Michael Grounds, Iain A. M. MacPhee, Barbara J. Philips
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Occurrence of delirium is severely underestimated in the ICU during daily careOpen access

Peter E. Spronk, Bea Riekerk, José Hofhuis, Johannes H. Rommes
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Pediatric Brief Report

Serum free cortisol index, free cortisol, and total cortisol in critically ill children

Preamrudee Poomthavorn, Rojjanee Lertbunrian, Aroonwan Preutthipan, Arporn Sriphrapradang, Patcharin Khlairit, Pat Mahachoklertwattana
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Experimental

Role of arginine vasopressin and terlipressin as first-line vasopressor agents in fulminant ovine septic shock

Sebastian Rehberg, Christian Ertmer, Gabriele Köhler, Hans-Ulrich Spiegel, Andrea Morelli, Matthias Lange, Katharina Moll, Katrin Schlack, Hugo Van Aken, Fuhong Su, Jean-Louis Vincent, Martin Westphal
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Moderate hypercapnia exerts beneficial effects on splanchnic energy metabolism during endotoxemia

Alex Gnaegi, François Feihl, Olivier Boulat, Bernard Waeber, Lucas Liaudet
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News

Total brain failure: a new contribution by the President’s Council on Bioethics to the definition of death according to the neurological standard

Nereo Zamperetti, Rinaldo Bellomo
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Correspondence

Comment on “Health-related quality of life as a prognostic factor of survival in critically ill patients”

Dominique M. Vandijck, Sandra G. Oeyen, Lieven Annemans, Johan M. Decruyenaere
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Reply to Vandijck et al.

Sebastián Iribarren-Diarasarri, Felipe Aizpuru-Barandiaran, Tomás Muñoz-Martínez, Ángel Loma-Osorio, Marianela Hernández-López, José María Ruiz-Zorrilla, Carlos Castillo-Arenal, Juan Luis Dudagoitia-Otaolea, Sergio Martínez-Alutiz, Cristina Vinuesa-Lozano
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Comment on “A comparison of epinephrine and norepinephrine in critically Ill patients”

Lavi Oud
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Reply to Oud

John A. Myburgh
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Acute renal failure due to severe rhabdomyolysis: a rare clinical manifestation of atrial myxomaOpen access

Gerrit Hagenah, Michael Klinger, Ulf Nagorsnik, Miriam Puls, Stefan Schweyer, Gerhard A. Mueller, Sabine Blaschke
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Recurrent malaise and oedema in a 35-year-old female

R. King, E. Stenke, E. Kelly, S. McDermott, C. Hickey, K. Murphy, N. Tubridy, M. P. Keane
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Costs of intermittent measurement of central venous oxygen saturations by blood gas analysis

Frank Bloos, Florian Rissner, Martin Specht, Konrad Reinhart, Gernot Marx
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Blood and tissue glucose level in critically ill patients: a comparison of different methods of measuring interstitial glucose levels

Andrea Vlkova, Pavel Dostal, Frantisek Musil, Alena Smahelová, Zdenek Zadak, Vladimir Cerny
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Erratum

Extended drotrecogin alfa (activated) treatment in patients with prolonged septic shock

Jean-Francois Dhainaut, Massimo Antonelli, Patrick Wright, Arnaud Desachy, Jean Reignier, Sylvain Lavoue, Julien Charpentier, Mark Belger, Michael Cobas-Meyer, Cornelia Maier, Mariano A. Mignini, Jonathan Janes
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Comprehensive safety analysis of concomitant drotrecogin alfa (activated) and prophylactic heparin use in patients with severe sepsis

Mitchell Levy, Marcel Levi, Mark D. Williams, Massimo Antonelli, Dazhe Wang, Mariano Alejandro Mignini
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