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Volume 36, Number 12 / December, 2010

Editorial

Intensivists managing end-of-life care: dwarfs without giants’ shoulders to stand upon

Nereo Zamperetti, Pasquale Piccinni
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Praying for healthy minds and healthy bodies in ICU survivors

Yoanna Skrobik
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EUROTHERM3235Trial

Peter J. D. Andrews, Giuseppe Citerio
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Review

Propensity scores in intensive care and anaesthesiology literature: a systematic review

Etienne Gayat, Romain Pirracchio, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Alexandre Mebazaa, Jean-Yves Mary, Raphaël Porcher
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The role of vasoactive agents in the resuscitation of microvascular perfusion and tissue oxygenation in critically ill patientsOpen access

E. Christiaan Boerma, Can Ince
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Vascular hyporesponsiveness to vasopressors in septic shock: from bench to bedside

B. Levy, S. Collin, N. Sennoun, N. Ducrocq, A. Kimmoun, P. Asfar, P. Perez, F. Meziani
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Original

Post-traumatic stress disorder after weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation

Amal Jubran, Gerald Lawm, Lisa A. Duffner, Eileen G. Collins, Dorothy M. Lanuza, Leslie A. Hoffman, Martin J. Tobin
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Autoregulation of ventilation with neurally adjusted ventilatory assist on extracorporeal lung support

Christian Karagiannidis, Matthias Lubnow, Alois Philipp, Guenter A. J. Riegger, Christof Schmid, Michael Pfeifer, Thomas Mueller
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Patients’ prediction of extubation success

Andreas Perren, Marco Previsdomini, Michael Llamas, Bernard Cerutti, Sandor Györik, Giorgio Merlani, Philippe Jolliet
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Performance of noninvasive ventilation algorithms on ICU ventilators during pressure support: a clinical study

Laurence Vignaux, Didier Tassaux, Guillaume Carteaux, Jean Roeseler, Lise Piquilloud, Laurent Brochard, Philippe Jolliet
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Rescue treatment for noninvasive ventilation failure due to interface intolerance with remifentanil analgosedation: a pilot study

Monica Rocco, Giorgio Conti, Elisa Alessandri, Andrea Morelli, Gustavo Spadetta, Amalia Laderchi, Carmela Di Santo, Samanta Francavilla, Paolo Pietropaoli
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Variables affecting leakage past endotracheal tube cuffs: a bench study

Renée Pitts, Daniel Fisher, Demet Sulemanji, Joseph Kratohvil, Yandong Jiang, Robert Kacmarek
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Bench test evaluation of volume delivered by modern ICU ventilators during volume-controlled ventilation

Aissam Lyazidi, Arnaud W. Thille, Guillaume Carteaux, Fabrice Galia, Laurent Brochard, Jean-Christophe M. Richard
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Early postoperative delirium after open-heart cardiac surgery is associated with decreased bispectral EEG and increased cortisol and interleukin-6

Konstanze Plaschke, Philipp Fichtenkamm, Christoph Schramm, Steffen Hauth, Eike Martin, Markus Verch, Matthias Karck, Jürgen Kopitz
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Comparison of two utility instruments, the EQ-5D and the 15D, in the critical care settingOpen access

Tarja Vainiola, Ville Pettilä, Risto P. Roine, Pirjo Räsänen, Anne M. Rissanen, Harri Sintonen
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Pediatric Original

Noninvasive high frequency oscillatory ventilation through nasal prongs: bench evaluation of efficacy and mechanics

Daniele De Luca, Virgilio P. Carnielli, Giorgio Conti, Marco Piastra
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Regional distribution of blood volume within the preterm infant thorax during synchronised mechanical ventilation

Hazel R. Carlisle, Ruth K. Armstrong, Peter G. Davis, Andreas Schibler, Inéz Frerichs, David G. Tingay
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Determinants of drug absorption in different ECMO circuitsOpen access

E. D. Wildschut, M. J. Ahsman, K. Allegaert, R. A. A. Mathot, D. Tibboel
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Experimental

Reproduction of inert gas and oxygenation data: a comparison of the MIGET and a simple model of pulmonary gas exchange

Stephen E. Rees, S. Kjærgaard, S. Andreassen, G. Hedenstierna
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Gas distribution in a two-compartment model ventilated in high-frequency percussive and pressure-controlled modes

Umberto Lucangelo, Agostino Accardo, Alessandro Bernardi, Massimo Ferluga, Massimo Borelli, Vittorio Antonaglia, Fabio Riscica, Walter A. Zin
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Pediatric Experimental

Endothelin receptor antagonist attenuates inflammatory response and prolongs the survival time in a neonatal sepsis model

Tatenobu Goto, Mohamed Hamed Hussein, Shin Kato, Ghada Abdel-Hamid Daoud, Takenori Kato, Hiroki Kakita, Haruo Mizuno, Masaki Imai, Tetsuya Ito, Ineko Kato, Satoshi Suzuki, Noriko Okada, Hajime Togari, Hidechika Okada
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Physiological and Technical Notes

Comparison of cardiac output and blood volumes in intrathoracic compartments measured by ultrasound dilution and transpulmonary thermodilution methods

Gennady Galstyan, Mychaylo Bychinin, Mikael Alexanyan, Vladimir Gorodetsky
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Legal and Ethical Issues

What to do when a competent ICU patient does not want to live anymore but is dependent on life-sustaining treatment? Experience from The NetherlandsOpen access

Ben van der Hoven, Yorick J. de Groot, Wilhelmina J. Thijsse, Erwin J. O. Kompanje
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End of Life: National Legislations

Compliance with DNR policy in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia

Alaa Gouda, Ahmad Al-Jabbary, Lian Fong
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Correspondence

Accidental cut of peripherally inserted central venous catheter

Dilip Kothari, Suman Gupta, Nelima Tandon, Amrita Mehrotra
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Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin clearance during veno-venous continuous renal replacement therapy in critically ill patientsOpen access

Hilde R. H. de Geus, Michiel G. H. Betjes, Jan Bakker
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Conversion of catastrophic neurological injuries to heart-beating organ donation

Joseph L. Verheijde, Mohamed Y. Rady
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Beware of etomidate and cricoid pressure during rapid sequence induction

Patrick Braun, Peter Paal
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Use of ultrasonography in hemicraniectomized patients: a report of two cases

Fernando Godinho Zampieri, César Biselli Ferreira, Cláudia Gennari Lacerda Jorge, Marcelo Park
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Transcranial Doppler for brain death after decompressive craniectomy: persistence of cerebral blood flow with flat EEG

E. Vicenzini, S. Pro, F. Randi, P. Pulitano, G. Spadetta, M. Rocco, V. Di Piero, G. L. Lenzi, O. Mecarelli
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Erratum

Erratum to: A new automated method versus continuous positive airway pressure method for measuring pressure–volume curves in patients with acute lung injury

Enrique Piacentini, Marc Wysocki, Lluis Blanch
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