- Jean-Louis Vincent, Erasme University Hospital
A systematic review highlights the need for more high quality randomised control trials to assess the effectiveness of therapeutic hypothermia after traumatic brain injury.
Patients with septic acute kidney injury (AKI) undergoing continuous venovenous hemofiltration showed a higher incidence of, and shorter time to, renal recovery compared with patients receiving extended daily hemofiltration.
Altered heart and respiratory rate variability during spontaneous breathing trials are significantly associated with extubation failure; a predictive model provides optimal accuracy of prediction in all patients
Routine use of corticosteroids is not recommended for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as they do not improve long term outcomes and may even cause harm in certain subgroups of patients.
Patients with avian H7N9 virus infection display hyper-activated inflammatory and anti-inflammatory response, which may be associated with the rapid progression and high mortality of this disease.
In the largest multicentre study of severe acute kidney injury treatment with continuous renal replacement therapy to date, the mean delivery of caloric intake (DCI) was low, and greater DCI was not associated with improved clinical outcomes.
Volume 18 Suppl 1 (17 March 2014)
Brussels, Belgium. 18-21 March 2014
Volume 17 Suppl 4 (5 November 2013)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 5-6 November 2013
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John A Kellum, Norbert Lameire, for the KDIGO AKI Guideline Work GroupCritical Care 2013, 17:204
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