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  • Jean-Louis Vincent, Erasme University Hospital

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  • Assessing pain in critically ill patients

    The Behavioural Pain Scale and Critical Care Pain Observation Tool show the best reliability and consistency for assessing pain in ICU patients.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R160
  • Inflammation and acid-base components

    Acid-base abnormalities, such as increased strong ion gap or decreased albumin, are associated with immunological activation; this association cannot be explained by illness severity alone.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R154
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    Antibiotic treatment algorithms

    Using a surveillance culture-based algorithm could reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and may be preferable when implementing new stewardship programs.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R152
  • Adaptive immune suppression in children with sepsis

    The adaptive immune system is suppressed early in the course of pediatric septic shock and is associated with adverse infection-related outcomes.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R145
  • NGAL levels can predict AKI

    Plasma and urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (pNGAL, uNGAL) levels measured upon admission to the ICU can be used to predict an occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI) for up to 72 hours.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R137
  • Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

    Yamamoto and Pop-Vicas review the major challenge of treating infections caused by Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, including what therapies have been successful and the antimicrobials currently in development.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:229

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Critical Care is a high quality, peer-reviewed, international 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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Clinical review: Clinical management of new oral anticoagulants: a structured review with emphasis on the reversal of bleeding complications

Alejandro Lazo-Langner, Eddy S Lang, James Douketis

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