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Volume 36, Number 10 / October, 2010

Editorial

Evaluating guidelines for critical care: a need for detail

Peter Q. Eichacker, Charles Natanson
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Non-invasive ventilation in patients with hematological malignancies: the saga continues, but where is the finale?

Dominique D. Benoit, Pieter O. Depuydt
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Review

A critical appraisal of the quality of critical care pharmacotherapy clinical practice guidelines and their strength of recommendations

Sean K. Gorman, Michelle Ho Chung, Richard S. Slavik, Peter J. Zed, Kerry Wilbur, Vinay K. Dhingra
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The RAGE axis in systemic inflammation, acute lung injury and myocardial dysfunction: an important therapeutic target?

Benedict C. Creagh-Brown, Gregory J. Quinlan, Timothy W. Evans, Anne Burke-Gaffney
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Systematic Review

Hypoalbuminemia and acute kidney injury: a meta-analysis of observational clinical studies

Christian J. Wiedermann, Wolfgang Wiedermann, Michael Joannidis
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Original

Early CPAP prevents evolution of acute lung injury in patients with hematologic malignancy

Vincenzo Squadrone, Massimo Massaia, Benedetto Bruno, Filippo Marmont, Michele Falda, Carlotta Bagna, Stefania Bertone, Claudia Filippini, Arthur S. Slutsky, Umberto Vitolo, Mario Boccadoro, V. Marco Ranieri
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Target-controlled infusion of propofol for sedation in patients with non-invasive ventilation failure due to low tolerance: a preliminary study

Benjamin Clouzeau, Hoang-Nam Bui, Frederic Vargas, Marieke Grenouillet-Delacre, Emmanuelle Guilhon, Didier Gruson, Gilles Hilbert
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Speech effects of a speaking valve versus external PEEP in tracheostomized ventilator-dependent neuromuscular patients

Hélène Prigent, Marine Garguilo, Sophie Pascal, Samuel Pouplin, Justine Bouteille, Michèle Lejaille, David Orlikowski, Frédéric Lofaso
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Continuous flow biphasic positive airway pressure by helmet in patients with acute hypoxic respiratory failure: effect on oxygenation

Stefano Isgrò, Alberto Zanella, Chiara Sala, Giacomo Grasselli, Giuseppe Foti, Antonio Pesenti, Nicolò Patroniti
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Critical care management of patients with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

Sophie Buyse, Luis Teixeira, Lionel Galicier, Eric Mariotte, Virginie Lemiale, Amélie Seguin, Philippe Bertheau, Emmanuel Canet, Adrienne de Labarthe, Michaël Darmon, Michel Rybojad, Benoit Schlemmer, Elie Azoulay
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Increased muscle-to-serum lactate gradient predicts progression towards septic shock in septic patients

Bruno Levy, Pierre Perez, Sebastien Gibot, Alain Gerard
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Transfusion-related acute lung injury in ICU patients admitted with gastrointestinal bleeding

Alexander B. Benson, Gregory L. Austin, Mary Berg, Kim K. McFann, Sila Thomas, Gina Ramirez, Hugo Rosen, Christopher C. Silliman, Marc Moss
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Intensive care-acquired hypernatremia after major cardiothoracic surgery is associated with increased mortality

Gregor Lindner, Georg-Christian Funk, Andrea Lassnigg, Mohamed Mouhieddine, Salem-Ahmed Ahmad, Christoph Schwarz, Michael Hiesmayr
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Do hypooncotic fluids for shock increase the risk of late-onset acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Frédérique Schortgen, Emmanuelle Girou, Nicolas Deye, Laurent Brochard
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Normal citratemia and metabolic tolerance of citrate anticoagulation for hemodiafiltration in severe septic shock burn patients

Filippo Mariano, Luisa Tedeschi, Maurizio Morselli, Maurizio Stella, Giorgio Triolo
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Impact of organ dysfunction on mortality in ICU patients with hematologic malignancies

Dominique M. Vandijck, Pieter O. Depuydt, Fritz C. Offner, Joke Nollet, Renaat A. Peleman, Eva Steel, Lucien A. Noens, Johan M. Decruyenaere, Dominique D. Benoit
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Development and validation of a questionnaire for quantitative assessment of perceived discomforts in critically ill patients

Pierre Kalfon, Olivier Mimoz, Pascal Auquier, Anderson Loundou, Rémy Gauzit, Alain Lepape, Jean Laurens, Bernard Garrigues, Thierry Pottecher, Yannick Mallédant
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Intensive care reimbursement practices: results from the ICUFUND survey

Akos Csomos, Szilard Varga, Guido Bertolini, Clare Hibbert, Janos Sandor, Maurizia Capuzzo, Bertrand R. Guidet
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Hospital mortality is associated with ICU admission timeOpen access

Hans A. J. M. Kuijsten, Sylvia Brinkman, Iwan A. Meynaar, Peter E. Spronk, Johan I. van der Spoel, Rob J. Bosman, Nicolette F. de Keizer, Ameen Abu-Hanna, Dylan W. de Lange
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Reasons for refusal of admission to intensive care and impact on mortality

Gaetano Iapichino, Davide Corbella, Cosetta Minelli, Gary H. Mills, Antonio Artigas, David L. Edbooke, Angelo Pezzi, Jozef Kesecioglu, Nicolò Patroniti, Mario Baras, Charles L. Sprung
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Correspondence

Corticosteroids do not cause harmful increase of viral load in severe H1N1 virus infection

Marco Confalonieri, Pierlanfranco D’Agaro, Cesare Campello
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Noninvasive ventilation in H1N1-correlated severe ARDS in a pregnant woman: please, be cautious!

Luca Cabrini, Paolo Silvani, Giovanni Landoni, Elena Moizo, Sergio Colombo, Alberto Zangrillo
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Selective decontamination of the digestive tract: selectivity is not requiredOpen access

D. F. Zandstra, A. J. Petros, L. Silvestri, M. A. de la Cal, N. Taylor, V. Damjanovic, H. K. F. van Saene
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SDD: don’t be selective in considering pros and consOpen access

R. F. Benus, H. J. Harmsen, T. S. van der Werf
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Questions remain regarding mandatory use of macrolides in community-acquired pneumonia

Benjamin P. Westley, Philip A. Chan
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Macrolide combination antibiotic therapy should be prudently considered in complicated CAP cases and in regions with low macrolide susceptibility

Hsin-I Shih, Hsiang-Chin Hsu, Chih-Hsien Chi, Wen-Chien Ko
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Reply to Westley and Chan and to Shih et al.

Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Alejandro Rodriguez, Jordi Rello
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Lung recruitability in ARDS H1N1 patients

D. Chiumello, A. Marino, M. Lazzerini, M. L. Caspani, L. Gattinoni
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Skin rash in a patient with A(H1N1) infection

Lars C. Huber, Jivko Kamarachev, Marco Maggiorini, Véronique Müller
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Intravenous colistimethate administration and colistin lung tissue concentrations

Roberto Imberti
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Lack of lung tissue penetration after intravenous colistimethate administration: reply to Imberti

Olivier Petitjean, Qin Lu, Jean-Jacques Rouby
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Erratum

Erratum to: A critical appraisal of the quality of critical care pharmacotherapy clinical practice guidelines and their strength of recommendations

Sean K. Gorman, Michelle Ho Chung, Richard S. Slavik, Peter J. Zed, Kerry Wilbur, Vinay K. Dhingra
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