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  • Jean-Louis Vincent, Erasme University Hospital

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  • Early mobilization in mechanically ventilated patients

    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.

    Critical Care 2015, 19:81
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    Percutaneous versus surgical tracheotomy

    In critically ill adult patients, percutaneous tracheotomy techniques can be performed faster than a surgical tracheostomy and also reduce stoma inflammation and infection.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:544
  • Multi-drug resistance in sepsis

    Multi-drug resistance is associated with a three-fold increase in the risk of hospital mortality in sepsis due to Gram-negative bacteremia

    Critical Care 2014, 18:596
  • Mitochondrial transcriptome in pediatric septic shock

    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.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:623
  • Diagnostic accuracy for delirium in PICU 

    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.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:489
  • Inter-hospital transfer and mortality in AKI patients

    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.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:513

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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.

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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Ventilator-associated pneumonia in the ICU

Atul Kalanuria, Wendy Zai, Marek Mirski

Critical Care 2014, 18:208 (18 March 2014)
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