- 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.
In critically ill adult patients, percutaneous tracheotomy techniques can be performed faster than a surgical tracheostomy and also reduce stoma inflammation and infection.
Multi-drug resistance is associated with a three-fold increase in the risk of hospital mortality in sepsis due to Gram-negative bacteremia
Nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes are differentially expressed early in pediatric septic shock compared with healthy controls, indicating the nuclear genome may be an important mechanism contributing to alterations in mitochondrial bioenergetic function and outcomes in pediatric sepsis.
High quality research to determine the accuracy of delirium screening tools in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) are required before prevalence, risk factors, treatment, and outcomes can be determined.
Inter-hospital transfer of critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) does not increase risk of death or dialysis dependence 30 days after the initiation of acute renal replacement therapy.
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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.
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