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Volume 38, Number 8 / August, 2012

Editorial

Candida colonization in ventilated ICU patients: no longer a bystander!

Jean-Damien Ricard, Damien Roux
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Calibration strategies to validate predictive models: is new always better?

Nicolás Serrano
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Review

Manifold beneficial effects of acetyl salicylic acid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on sepsis

Damon P. Eisen
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Systematic Review

Systematic analysis of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) reviews: proliferation of low-quality reviews overwhelms the results of well-performed meta-analyses

Christiane S. Hartog, Helga Skupin, Charles Natanson, Junfeng Sun, Konrad Reinhart
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Original

Candida spp. airway colonization could promote antibiotic-resistant bacteria selection in patients with suspected ventilator-associated pneumonia

Maël Hamet, Arnaud Pavon, Frédéric Dalle, André Pechinot, Sébastien Prin, Jean-Pierre Quenot, Pierre-Emmanuel Charles
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Comparison between SAPS II and SAPS 3 in predicting hospital mortality in a cohort of 103 Italian ICUs. Is new always better?

Daniele Poole, Carlotta Rossi, Nicola Latronico, Giancarlo Rossi, Stefano Finazzi, Guido Bertolini
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Development and preliminary evaluation of a telephone-based coping skills training intervention for survivors of acute lung injury and their informal caregivers

Christopher E. Cox, Laura S. Porter, Catherine L. Hough, Douglas B. White, Jeremy M. Kahn, Shannon S. Carson, James A. Tulsky, Francis J. Keefe
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Standardised drug labelling in intensive care: results of an international survey among ESICM members

Felix Balzer, Nadine Wickboldt, Claudia Spies, Bernhard Walder, Jérôme Goncerut, Giuseppe Citerio, Andrew Rhodes, Marc Kastrup, Willehad Boemke
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Gluco- and mineralocorticoid biological effects of a 7-day treatment with low doses of hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone in septic shock

Bruno Laviolle, Djillali Annane, Claire Fougerou, Eric Bellissant
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Value of β-d-glucan and Candida albicans germ tube antibody for discriminating between Candida colonization and invasive candidiasis in patients with severe abdominal conditions

Cristóbal León, Sergio Ruiz-Santana, Pedro Saavedra, Carmen Castro, Alejandro Úbeda, Ana Loza, Estrella Martín-Mazuelos, Armando Blanco, Vicente Jerez, Josep Ballús, Luis Álvarez-Rocha, Aránzazu Utande-Vázquez, Osvaldo Fariñas
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Persistent hypocoagulability in patients with septic shock predicts greater hospital mortality: impact of impaired thrombin generation

Paul B. Massion, Pierre Peters, Didier Ledoux, Valentine Zimermann, Jean-Luc Canivet, Pierre P. Massion, Pierre Damas, André Gothot
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Septic shock and chemotherapy-induced cytopenia: effects on microcirculation

Thomas Karvunidis, Jiri Chvojka, Daniel Lysak, Roman Sykora, Ales Krouzecky, Jaroslav Radej, Ivan Novak, Martin Matejovic
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Ordering CT pulmonary angiography to exclude pulmonary embolism: defense versus evidence in the emergency room

Martin Rohacek, Janet Buatsi, Zsolt Szucs-Farkas, Birgit Kleim, Heinz Zimmermann, Aristomenis Exadaktylos, Christoforos Stoupis
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Pediatric Original

Frequency, characteristics, and outcomes of pediatric patients readmitted to the cardiac critical care unit

Patricia Bastero-Miñón, Jennifer L. Russell, Tilman Humpl
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Impact of volume guarantee on synchronized ventilation in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial

Nuray Duman, Funda Tuzun, Sumer Sutcuoglu, Cemile Didem Yesilirmak, Abdullah Kumral, Hasan Ozkan
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Clinical course and outcome for critically ill children with Down syndrome: a retrospective cohort study

Shane M. Tibby, Andrew Durward, Chong Tien Goh, Kentigern Thorburn, Kevin Morris, Mike Broadhead, Mark J. Peters
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International comparison of the performance of the paediatric index of mortality (PIM) 2 score in two national data sets

Stéphane Leteurtre, Bruno Grandbastien, Francis Leclerc, Roger Parslow
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Experimental

Inhalation of NO during myocardial ischemia reduces infarct size and improves cardiac function

Nils Neye, Fabian Enigk, Sruti Shiva, Helmut Habazettl, Nikolaus Plesnila, Hermann Kuppe, Mark T. Gladwin, Wolfgang M. Kuebler
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Temperature- and time-dependent changes in TLR2-activated microglial NF-κB activity and concentrations of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory factors

Tomohiro Matsui, Moe Tasaki, Takahiro Yoshioka, Yukari Motoki, Hidehiro Tsuneoka, Junzo Nojima
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Physiological and Technical Notes

Bench testing of a new hyperbaric chamber ventilator at different atmospheric pressures

Jean-Claude Lefebvre, Aissam Lyazidi, Miguel Parceiro, Giuseppe F. Sferrazza Papa, Evangelia Akoumianaki, Deborah Pugin, Didier Tassaux, Laurent Brochard, Jean-Christophe M. Richard
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Correspondence

Point of care ultrasound for sepsis management in resource-limited settings: time for a new paradigm for global health care

Gabriele Via, Enrico Storti, Alberta Spreafico, Lawrence Melniker, Luca Neri
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Point of care ultrasound for sepsis management in resource-limited settings: response to Via et al.

Martin W. Dünser, Emir Festic, Arjen Dondorp, Niranjan Kissoon, Tsenddorj Ganbat, Arthur Kwizera, Rashan Haniffa, Tim Baker, Marcus J. Schultz
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Lung ultrasound to avoid catastrophic care for false pneumothorax

Barbara Blondeau, Pierre Delour, Sandrine Bedon-Carte, Mélanie Saint Léger, Loïc Chimot
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Does “treatment failure bias” impact comparisons of ICUs?

G. M. Shaw, J. G. Chase
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Erratum

Erratum to: Elevation of creatine kinase is associated with worse outcomes in 2009 pH1N1 influenza A infection

Bárbara Borgatta, Marcos Pérez, Loreto Vidaur, Leonardo Lorente, Lorenzo Socías, Juan Carlos Pozo, José Garnacho-Montero, Jordi Rello
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