- Jean-Louis Vincent, Erasme University Hospital
Early mobilization is not common across intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia and New Zealand despite physiotherapists being available; more than 50% of patients are discharged with ICU-acquired weakness as a result.
An interstitial glucose sensor system in critically ill patients cannot replace blood glucose level measurements, but may provide important trend information for glucose management.
Monnet and Teboul discuss five rules for optimising passive leg raising; by following these rules this test reliably predicts preload responsiveness.
In critically ill adult patients, percutaneous tracheotomy techniques can be performed faster than a surgical tracheostomy and also reduce stoma inflammation and infection.
Volume 19 Suppl 1 (16 March 2015)
Brussels, Belgium. 17-20 March 2015
Volume 18 Suppl 2 (3 December 2014)
Paris, France. 3-5 December 2014
Aims & scope
Critical Care is a high quality, peer-reviewed, international open access clinical medical journal. Critical Care aims to improve the care of critically ill patients by acquiring, discussing, distributing, and promoting evidence-based information relevant to intensivists.
The journal publishes commentaries, reviews, and research in all areas of intensive care and emergency medicine. Critical Care aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the intensive care field.
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