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Volume 36, Number 9 / September, 2010

Editorial

Early identification of the potential organ donor: fundamental role of intensive care or conflict of interest?

M. D. Dominic Bell
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Review

Acute kidney injury in elderly intensive care patients: a review

Alexandra Chronopoulos, Mitchell H. Rosner, Dinna N. Cruz, Claudio Ronco
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Pregnant and postpartum admissions to the intensive care unit: a systematic review

Wendy Pollock, Louise Rose, Cindy-Lee Dennis
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Diagnostic accuracy of passive leg raising for prediction of fluid responsiveness in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical studies

Fabio Cavallaro, Claudio Sandroni, Cristina Marano, Giuseppe La Torre, Alice Mannocci, Chiara De Waure, Giuseppe Bello, Riccardo Maviglia, Massimo Antonelli
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Clinical Perspective

Best vasopressor for advanced vasodilatory shock: should vasopressin be part of the mix?

Marc O. Maybauer, Keith R. Walley
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Original

Imminent brain death: point of departure for potential heart-beating organ donor recognitionOpen access

Yorick J. de Groot, Nichon E. Jansen, Jan Bakker, Michael A. Kuiper, Stan Aerdts, Andrew I. R. Maas, Eelco F. M. Wijdicks, Hendrik A. van Leiden, Andries J. Hoitsma, Berry (H.P.H.) Kremer, Erwin J. O. Kompanje
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End-of-life decision-making and quality of ICU performance: an observational study in 84 Italian units

Guido Bertolini, Simona Boffelli, Paolo Malacarne, Mario Peta, Mariano Marchesi, Camillo Barbisan, Stefano Tomelleri, Simonetta Spada, Roberto Satolli, Bruno Gridelli, Ivo Lizzola, Davide Mazzon
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Cognitive improvement during continuous sedation in critically ill, awake and responsive patients: the Acute Neurological ICU Sedation Trial (ANIST)

Marek A. Mirski, John J. Lewin III, Shannon LeDroux, Carol Thompson, Peter Murakami, Elizabeth K. Zink, Michael Griswold
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Detecting traumatic internal carotid artery dissection using transcranial Doppler in head-injured patients

Pierre Bouzat, Gilles Francony, Julien Brun, Pierre Lavagne, Julien Picard, Christophe Broux, Philippe Declety, Claude Jacquot, Pierre Albaladejo, Jean-Francois Payen
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Which factors predict candidate outcome in advanced life support courses? A preliminary observational studyOpen access

Claudio Sandroni, Gian Luigi Gonnella, Chiara de Waure, Fabio Cavallaro, Giuseppe La Torre, Massimo Antonelli
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Impact of simulation-based learning on medication error rates in critically ill patients

Daniel G. Ford, Amy L. Seybert, Pamela L. Smithburger, Lawrence R. Kobulinsky, Joseph T. Samosky, Sandra L. Kane-Gill
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Gastric versus transpyloric feeding in severe traumatic brain injury: a prospective, randomized trial

Jose Acosta-Escribano, Miguel Fernández-Vivas, Teodoro Grau Carmona, Juan Caturla-Such, Miguel Garcia-Martinez, Ainhoa Menendez-Mainer, Manuel Solera-Suarez, José Sanchez-Payá
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Probiotics in the critically ill patient: a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial

Damien Barraud, Claire Blard, François Hein, Olivier Marçon, Aurélie Cravoisy, Lionel Nace, François Alla, Pierre-Edouard Bollaert, Sébastien Gibot
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with impaired cytokine response and adhesion molecule expression in human endotoxemia

Anne Sofie Andreasen, Theis Pedersen-Skovsgaard, Ronan M. G. Berg, Kira Dynnes Svendsen, Bo Feldt-Rasmussen, Bente K. Pedersen, Kirsten Møller
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Implementing glucose control in intensive care: a multicenter trial using statistical process controlOpen access

Saeid Eslami, Ameen Abu-Hanna, Nicolette F. de Keizer, Rob J. Bosman, Peter E. Spronk, Evert de Jonge, Marcus J. Schultz
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Effects of blood glucose transcription mismatches on a computer-based intensive insulin therapy protocol

Thomas R. Campion Jr., Addison K. May, Lemuel R. Waitman, Asli Ozdas, Cynthia S. Gadd
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Effects of terbutaline on circulatory failure and organ dysfunction induced by peritonitis in rats

Cheng-Ming Tsao, Shiu-Jen Chen, Ming-Chung Shih, Wei-Ming Lue, Mei-Yung Tsou, Ann Chen, Wen-Jinn Liaw, Chin-Chen Wu
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APACHE-II score and Killip class for patients with acute myocardial infarction

Juan Mercado-Martínez, Ricardo Rivera-Fernández, Eduardo Aguilar-Alonso, Ángel García-Alcántara, Andrés Estivill-Torrull, Agustín Aranda-León, María Consuelo Guia-Rambla, Mari Paz Fuset-Cabanes
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Pediatric Original

Feasibility of sedation and analgesia interruption following cannulation in neonates on extracorporeal membrane oxygenationOpen access

E. D. Wildschut, M. N. Hanekamp, N. J. Vet, R. J. Houmes, M. J. Ahsman, R. A. A. Mathot, S. N. de Wildt, D. Tibboel
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Brief Report

Continuous positive airway pressure ventilation with helmet in infants under 1 year

Christophe Milési, Félicie Ferragu, Samir Jaber, Aline Rideau, Clémentine Combes, Stefan Matecki, Jacques Bourlet, Jean-Charles Picaud, Gilles Cambonie
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Impact of nosocomial infections on clinical outcome and resource consumption in critically ill patients

Heinz Burgmann, J. Michael Hiesmayr, Anne Savey, Peter Bauer, Barbara Metnitz, Philipp G. H. Metnitz
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Experimental

Long-term evaluation of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor on hypoxic-ischemic brain damage in infant rats

Nancy Fathali, Tim Lekic, John H. Zhang, Jiping Tang
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Correspondence

Incidence and risk factors of vitamin D deficiency in critically ill patients: results from a prospective observational study

Olivier Lucidarme, Elmi Messai, Thierry Mazzoni, Michel Arcade, Damien du Cheyron
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Guidelines and the medical “art”

R. Tufano, O. Piazza, E. De Robertis
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Frostbite complicating therapeutic surface cooling after heat stroke

Mickaël Tobalem, Ali Modarressi, Badwi Elias, Yves Harder, Brigitte Pittet
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Survey of clinical information system usage by paediatric intensive care units in the UK

Krish Thiru, Stuart Rowe, Nicola Shaw, Andrew Durward, David P. Inwald, Padmanabhan Ramnarayan
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Oseltamivir dose adjustment in an H1N1 patient requiring haemodialysis

Thibault Dolley-Hitze, Marie-Clémence Verdier, Olivier Tribut, Yves Le Tulzo, Sophie Marqué
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Recombinant factor VIIa for intractable life-threatening bleeding in patients with circulatory assist devices

Antoine G. Schneider, Marie-Hélène Perez, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Pierre Voirol, Patrick Schoettker, Anne Angelillo-Scherrer, Jacques Cotting, Ludwig Von Segesser, Philippe Eggimann
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Conservative management of postintubation tracheal membrane ruptures

Massimo Conti, Clément Fournier, Ilir Hysi, Philippe Pierre Ramon, Alain Wurtz
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Comment on: “A critique of Stewart’s approach: the chemical mechanism of dilutional acidosis”

Werner Lang
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The many faces of “evidence” for dependent and independent variables in the ‘Stewart approach’: reply to Lang

Daniel Doberer, Thomas Loerting, Karl Kirchner, Georg-Christian Funk
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Peter Stewart: reconciliation of terminology, calculations, and conclusions?

Philipp Deetjen
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Erratum

Erratum to: Greater cardiac response of colloid than saline fluid loading in septic and non-septic critically ill patients with clinical hypovolaemia

Ronald J. Trof, Sharwan P. Sukul, Jos W. R. Twisk, Armand R. J. Girbes, A. B. Johan Groeneveld
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