ARTICLES OF THE MONTH
ORIGINAL ~ Is VA-ECMO a feasible treatment for refractory cardiogenic shock post-cardiac arrest?
de Chambrun et al. Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Cardiogenic Shock Post-Cardiac Arrest. This study aimed to determine the characteristics, outcomes, and risk factors associated with poor outcome of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO)-treated patients with refractory shock post-cardiac arrest.
ORIGINAL ~ Refractory septic shock in children: an ESPNIC definition
Morin L et al. Refractory septic shock in children: an ESPNIC definition. This paper provides the first paediatric RSS definition, based on two scores strongly discriminative of death or need of ECLS.
ORIGINAL ~ Incidence of severe sepsis and septic shock in German ICUs
SepNet Critical Care Trials Group. Incidence of severe sepsis and septic shock in German intensive care units: the prospective, multicentre INSEP study. This study presents a pragmatic, affordable and feasible method for the surveillance of sepsis epidemiology.
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