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  1. Content type: Research

    Many intensive care unit (ICU) survivors develop psychological problems and cognitive impairment. The relation between sepsis, delirium, and later cognitive problems is not fully elucidated, and the impact of ...

    Authors: Emily Brück, Anna Schandl, Matteo Bottai and Peter Sackey

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2018 6:2

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  2. Content type: Research

    Stroke patients requiring decompressive craniectomy are at high risk of prolonged mechanical ventilation and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Tracheostomy placement may reduce the duration of mechanical ...

    Authors: Michael P. Catalino, Feng-Chang Lin, Nathan Davis, Keith Anderson, Casey Olm-Shipman and J. Dedrick Jordan

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2018 6:1

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    Patients in the ICU are often treated under extreme conditions, with the patient often fearful of losing his life or experiencing severe pain. As a result, high-quality pain management is required. However, re...

    Authors: Ryuichi Hasegawa

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:73

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    The original article was published in Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:17

  4. Content type: Research

    During cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), chest tubes can hinder increases in intrathoracic pressure by venting the pressure during chest compressions, thus reducing the blood flow generated by the thoracic ...

    Authors: Gu Hyun Kang, Hyun Youk, Kyoung Chul Cha, Yoonsuk Lee, Hyung Il Kim, Yong Sung Cha, Oh Hyun Kim, Hyun Kim, Kang Hyun Lee and Sung Oh Hwang

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:71

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Lithium poisoning could trigger multiple complications. We report the case of a lithium poisoning with five complications that are described for the first time together.

    Authors: Jeremy Zaworski, Pierre-Yves Delannoy, Nicolas Boussekey, Damien Thellier, Hugues Georges and Olivier Leroy

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:70

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  6. Content type: Research

    Ventilator-associated respiratory infection (VARI) is a significant problem in resource-restricted intensive care units (ICUs), but differences in casemix and etiology means VARI in resource-restricted ICUs ma...

    Authors: Vu Dinh Phu, Behzad Nadjm, Nguyen Hoang Anh Duy, Dao Xuan Co, Nguyen Thi Hoang Mai, Dao Tuyet Trinh, James Campbell, Dong Phu Khiem, Tran Ngoc Quang, Huynh Thi Loan, Ha Son Binh, Quynh-Dao Dinh, Duong Bich Thuy, Huong Nguyen Phu Lan, Nguyen Hong Ha, Ana Bonell…

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:69

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  7. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    In a letter to the editor, Raineri SM et al. have given an insight of another dimension of procalcitonin (PCT) use as a diagnostic tool in invasive candidiasis. But based on our preliminary information, PCT is...

    Authors: R. Saikant, Shilpa Ravindran, Ashitha Vijayan, Vani Maya, S. Lakshmi, R. Kartik and Manoj G.

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:68

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    The original article was published in Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:58

  8. Content type: Research

    The purpose of the work was to assess the contribution to diagnosis and/or treatment (CDT) of bone marrow aspiration (BMA) in the critically ill patient.

    Authors: Laure Calvet, Bruno Pereira, Anne-Françoise Sapin, Gabrielle Mareynat, Alexandre Lautrette and Bertrand Souweine

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:67

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) is used to assess respiratory muscle strength of patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) requiring ventilatory support. Electrical activity of the diaphragm (E-di) has been used...

    Authors: Yukiko Koyama, Takeshi Yoshida, Akinori Uchiyama and Yuji Fujino

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:66

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  10. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Dobutamine is commonly used worldwide and included in the protocol for early goal-directed therapy (EGDT). Since the use of dobutamine in EGDT was reported, it has been considered to be an important component,...

    Authors: Ryota Sato and Michitaka Nasu

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:65

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  11. Content type: Research

    Wearable devices generate signals detecting activity, sleep, and heart rate, all of which could enable detailed and near-continuous characterization of recovery following critical illness.

    Authors: Ryan R. Kroll, Erica D. McKenzie, J. Gordon Boyd, Prameet Sheth, Daniel Howes, Michael Wood and David M. Maslove

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:64

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  12. Content type: Research

    Diaphragm ultrasound (DUS) is a well-established point of care modality for assessment of dimensional and functional aspects of the diaphragm. Amongst various measures, diaphragmatic thickening fraction (DTf) is ...

    Authors: Sujay Samanta, Ratender Kumar Singh, Arvind K. Baronia, Banani Poddar, Afzal Azim and Mohan Gurjar

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:62

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) reflects the balance of oxygen delivery and consumption. Low ScvO2 indicates the presence of inadequate oxygen delivery, while high ScvO2 indicates reduced oxygen consumpt...

    Authors: Genri Numata, Satoshi Kodera, Hiroyuki Kiriyama, Atsuko Nakayama, Eisuke Amiya, Arihiro Kiyosue, Masaru Hatano, Eiki Takimoto, Masafumi Watanabe and Issei Komuro

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:61

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  14. Content type: Research

    Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) commonly occurs in cardiac surgery patients. Studies suggest inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to postoperative AF development in this patient population. Metf...

    Authors: Suresh Basnet, Andrzej Kozikowski, Haiyan Sun, Melissa Troup, Luis E. Urrutia and Renee Pekmezaris

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:60

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  15. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Procalcitonin is a widely used marker for the evaluation of infection and sepsis and to guide antibiotic therapy. During the last decade, several studies evaluated its role and diagnostic performance as a surr...

    Authors: Santi Maurizio Raineri, Andrea Cortegiani, Filippo Vitale, Pasquale Iozzo and Antonino Giarratano

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:58

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    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:68

  16. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Abdominal X-rays, the diagnostic method for enteral feeding tube (EFT) positioning, are a source of irradiation for the patients and carry a potential risk of adverse effects. Data related to ultrasound (US)-g...

    Authors: Wagner Luis Nedel, Mariana Nunes Ferreira Jost and João Wilney Franco Filho

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:55

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is a diagnosis that is often challenging and one that may progress to refractory NCSE. Ketamine is a noncompetitive N-methyl-d-aspartate antagonist that increasingly has be...

    Authors: Michael A. Pizzi, Prasuna Kamireddi, William O. Tatum, Jerry J. Shih, Daniel A. Jackson and William D. Freeman

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:54

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  18. Content type: Research

    Interruption of enteral nutrition (EN) in the intensive care unit (ICU) occurs frequently for various reasons including feeding intolerance and the conduct of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. However, fe...

    Authors: Midori Uozumi, Masamitsu Sanui, Tetsuya Komuro, Yusuke Iizuka, Tadashi Kamio, Hiroshi Koyama, Hideyuki Mouri, Tomoyuki Masuyama, Kazuyuki Ono and Alan Kawarai Lefor

    Citation: Journal of Intensive Care 2017 5:52

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