+ Direct Access

Identifying community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)

Is the clinical significance of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) visualised on CT scans only the same as of CAP visualised on chest x-rays? EJRC Article Review   The clinical significance of radiological signs of pneumonia visualised only on CT imaging is largely unknown, which creates uncertainty about the appropriate management: Should the management approach be according […]

Read More…

ICM ~ Ten Best Recent Articles

FREE ACCESS Yongfang Zhou et al. Early application of airway pressure release ventilation may reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome. It was important to apply the physiology theoretical knowledge of APRV and the findings of recent experiment researches to standardise the APRV settings. The early use of the updated APRV methodology […]

Read More…

ICM ~ HOT OFF OF THE PRESSES: ONLINE FIRST articles

ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK (FREE ACCESS) ONLINE FIRST THIS WEEK Systematic Review ~ François Lamontagne et al. Pooled analysis of higher versus lower blood pressure targets for vasopressor therapy septic and vasodilatory shock. Original ~ Luregn J. Schlapbach et al. Prognostic accuracy of age-adapted SOFA, SIRS, PELOD-2, and qSOFA for in-hospital mortality among children with […]

Read More…

ICMx: The Top Ten Hottest Articles of 2017

Access the Top Ten Hottest Articles of 2017 (OPEN ACCESS) 2017 has been an incredible year for cutting-edge basic and translational research! As we bid adieu to this year and welcome 2018, to ensure you’ve not missed anything, we’ve listed some of the hottest OPEN ACCESS articles to appear in Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx) […]

Read More…

Fresh versus older: Has the red blood cell controversy finally been settled?

EJRC Article Review Effect of Red Cell Storage Duration on Mortality in Critically Ill Patients   The standard transfusion laboratory policy of issuing the oldest blood for transfusion first in order to protect available supplies has raised the question of whether this exposes sick patients to potential harm. Despite being stored refrigerated in preservative solutions […]

Read More…

Effect of perioperative patient-targeted BP control

EJRC Article Review Effect of Individualised vs. Standard Blood Pressure Management Strategies on Postoperative Organ Dysfunction Among High-Risk Patients Undergoing Major Surgery   Adequate perioperative blood pressure (BP) control is a cornerstone in preventing postoperative organ dysfunction. However, there are no evidence-based data on the effective BP target. The aim of the Intraoperative Norepinephrine to […]

Read More…