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    Therapeutic hypothermia after traumatic brain injury

    A systematic review highlights the need for more high quality randomised control trials to assess the effectiveness of therapeutic hypothermia after traumatic brain injury.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R75
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    Continuous venovenous hemofiltration in septic AKI

    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.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R70
  • Predicting extubation outcomes in critically ill patients

    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

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R65
  • The effects of corticosteroids on ARDS

    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.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R63
  • Immune derangement in avian flu 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.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R43
  • Findings from the RENAL study trial

    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.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R45

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Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of acute kidney injury: a KDIGO summary (Part 1)

John A Kellum, Norbert Lameire, for the KDIGO AKI Guideline Work Group

Critical Care 2013, 17:204
(4 February 2013)
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