intensive carelast update: 05/10/05

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  • Randomized, prospective trial of oxygen, continuous positive airway pressure, and bilevel positive airway pressure by face mask in acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema. ***** new!!!

  • Higher versus Lower Positive End-Expiratory Pressures in Patients with the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. *****

  • Corticosteroids for severe sepsis and septic shock: a systematic review and meta-analysis *****

  • Does an isolated history of loss of consciousness or amnesia predict brain injuries in children after blunt head trauma? *****

  • Comparison of 8 vs 15 Days of Antibiotic Therapy for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Adults: A Randomized Trial. *****

  • A Comparison of Vasopressin and Epinephrine for Out-of-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation *****

  • Quality of Life of Children After Repair of Transposition of the Great Arteries *****

  • A comparison of albumin and saline for fluid resuscitation in the Intensive Care Unit. The SAFE Study Investigators *****

  • Management of burn injuries of various depths *****

  • Initial management of a major burn: Assessment and resuscitation *****

  • Initial management of a major burn: Overview *****

  • Risk factors for long intensive care unit stay after cardiopulmonary bypass in children *****

  • Early Use of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter and Outcomes in Patients With Shock and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial *****

  • Glucose control and mortality in critically ill patients *****

  • Adrenal insufficiency during septic shock *****

  • Update in Critical Care *****

  • Inhaled nitric oxide for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure in children and adults (Cochrane Review) *****

  • Heliox vs Air-Oxygen Mixtures for the Treatment of Patients With Acute Asthma: A Systematic Overview *****

  • Albumin and furosemide therapy in hypoproteinemic patients with acute lung injury *****

  • Hyperbaric oxygen for acute carbon monoxide poisoning *****

  • Management of severe head injury: institutional variations in care and effect on outcome *****

  • Thoracic aortic dissection -Emergency Case ****

  • Meta-analysis of hemodynamic optimization in high-risk patients *****

  • Effects of therapeutic hypothermia on intracranial pressure and outcome in patients with severe head injury *****

  • Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Pressure-Controlled Ventilation and Volume-Controlled Ventilation in ARDS *****

  • Physician staffing and ICU outcomes *****

  • Prevention of nosocomial bloodstream infections: effectiveness of antimicrobial-impregnated and heparin-bonded central venous catheters *****

  • Heparin Plus Alteplase Compared With Heparin Alone in Patients With Submassive Pulmonary Embolism *****

  • Survival and functional outcome in pediatric traumatic brain injury: a retrospective review and analysis of predictive factors *****

  • Effect of treatment with low doses of hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone on mortality in patients with septic shock *****

  • Intrathecal baclofen for severe spasticity *****

  • Multicenter randomized, controlled study of porcine surfactant in severe respiratory syncytial virus-induced respiratory failure *****

  • Stress test and gastric-arterial PCO2 measurement improve prediction of successful extubation *****

  • Treatment of Ethylene Glycol Poisoning *****

  • Patient Survival after Human Albumin Administration A Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials *****

  • Treatment of Comatose Survivors of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest with Induced Hypothermia *****

  • Daily hemodialysis and the outcome of acute renal failure *****

  • Excluding Pulmonary Embolism at the Bedside without Diagnostic Imaging *****

  • Recent developments in Emergency medicine - Clinical review *****

  • Early Goal-Directed Therapy in the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock *****

  • Two-article symposium on critical care ****

  • Immobilisation of the cervical spine in children *****

  • Evaluating the prognosis of multiple, severely traumatized children in the intensive care unit *****

  • Long-Term Effects of Spontaneous Breathing During Ventilatory Support in Patients with Acute Lung Injury *****

  • Antibiotic treatment for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis *****

  • Recombinant human activated protein C reduced all-cause mortality in patients with severe sepsis *****

  • Efficacy of IV Theophylline in Children With Severe Status Asthmaticus *****

  • Comparison of hyperventilation and inhaled nitric oxide for pulmonary hypertension after repair of congenital heart disease *****

  • Review: Intravenous polyclonal immunoglobulins reduce mortality in patients with bacterial sepsis and septic shock *****

  • Effect of Mechanical Ventilation on Inflammatory Mediators in Patients with ARDS *****

  • Identifying Patients at Low Risk for Cervical Spine Injury *****

  • Sedation in the Intensive Care Unit - A Systematic Review *****

  • Methemoglobinemia - Evidence-Based Case Review *****

  • Lack of Effect of Induction of Hypothermia after Acute Brain Injury *****

  • Exogenous Surfactant Supplementation in Infants with Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis ****

  • Atrial natriuretic peptide infusion and nitric oxide inhalation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome ****

  • Higher-Dose Intravenous Magnesium Therapy for Moderate to Severe Acute Asthma *****

  • A Randomized Trial of Prolonged Prone Positioning in Children With Acute Respiratory Failure *****

  • A Randomized Comparison of Helium-Oxygen Mixture (Heliox) and Racemic Epinephrine for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Croup *****

  • Comparison of intranasal midazolam with intravenous diazepam for treating febrile seizures in children: prospective randomised study *****

  • Role of glucocorticoids in treating croup *****

  • Antibiotic monotherapy with possible stopping at 3 days benefited low-risk ICU patients with pulmonary infiltrates *****

  • Prevention of secondary ischemic insults after severe head injury - RCT *****

  • Mechanical ventilation with a lower tidal volume decreased mortality in the acute respiratory distress syndrome *****

  • Inhaled nitric oxide and prevention of pulmonary hypertension after congenital heart surgery - RCT *****

  • Efficacy of recombinant human erythropoietin in the critically ill patient - RCT *****

  • Dexamethasone in bronchiolitis: a randomised controlled trial *****

  • Invasive diagnosis for ventilator-associated pneumonia reduced 14-day mortality and antibiotic use *****

  • Traditional versus reduced tidal volume ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients - RCT *****

  • Evaluation of predictors of weaning from mechanical ventilation in pediatric patients*****

  • Skull X-ray for mild head injury?*****

  • A 3 level prognostic classification in septic shock based on cortisol levels and cortisol response to corticotropin*****

  • Current Management of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation *****

  • Efficacy of Antiseptic-Impregnated Central Venous Catheters in Preventing Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection: A Meta- analysis *****

  • Comparison of the renal effects of low to high doses of dopamine and dobutamine in critically ill patients: a single-blind randomized study *****

  • Noninvasive Ventilation for Treatment of Acute Respiratory Failure in Patients Undergoing Solid Organ Transplantation; A Randomized Trial *****

  • Immunonutrition in the critically ill: a systematic review of clinical outcome *****

  • A randomized comparison of ketorolac tromethamine and morphine for postoperative analgesia in critically ill children*****

  • Aminophylline in the treatment of fluid overload *****

  • Invasive and Noninvasive Strategies for Management of Suspected Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia - RCT*****

  • Is there a preferred technique for weaning the difficult-to-wean patient? A systematic review of the literature *****

  • The effectiveness of glucorticoids in treating croup: meta-analysis *****

  • Recent advances in intensive care *****

  • Capillary refill and core-peripheral temperature gap as indicators of haemodynamic status in paediatric intensive care patients*****

  • Stress doses of hydrocortisone reverse hyperdynamic septic shock: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, single-center study *****

  • Effect of enteral feeding with eicosapentaenoic acid, gamma-linolenic acid, and antioxidants in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome *****

  • Effects of the prone position on gas exchange and hemodynamics in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome*****

  • Head Injury in Children: When are Head Computed Tomography and Skull Radiographs Indicated? *****

  • A multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial of transfusion requirements in critical care *****

  • Crystalloids vs. colloids in fluid resuscitation: a systematic review *****

  • Randomized controlled trial of aminophylline for severe acute asthma *****

  • Developments that may affect patient management in the next 10*years *****

  • Recovery from intensive care *****

  • Transport of critically ill patients *****

  • Withdrawal of treatment *****

  • Outcome data and scoring systems *****

  • Other supportive care *****

  • Neurological support *****

  • Renal support *****

  • Circulatory support *****

  • Prolonged methylprednisolone therapy in unresolving acute respiratory distress syndrome - RCT *****

  • Reversal of late septic shock with supraphysiologic doses of hydrocortisone *****new!!!

  • Steroid controversy in sepsis and septic shock: A meta-analysis *****

  • Organ dysfunction *****

  • Criteria for admission - Intensive Care*****

  • Managing the unstable patient****

  • Human albumin administration in critically ill patients: systematic review*****

  • Perioperative normothermia *****

  • Carbamate and organophosphate poisoning in young children ****

  • Non-invasive assisted ventilation in the management of acute hypercapnic failure secondary to COPD ****

  • Fluid resuscitation with colloid or crystalloid solutions in critically ill patients: A systematic review *****

  • Prevention of Central Venous Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection by Use of an Antiseptic-Impregnated Catheter *****

  • Treatment of traumatic brain injury with moderate hypothermia*****

  • Randomised controlled trial of aminophylline for severe acute asthma in children*****

  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Study *****

  • A prospective, randomized, and controlled study of fluid management in children with severe head injury *****

  • Corticosteroid treatment for sepsis: a critical appraisal and meta-analysis of the literature *****

  • A prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trial of enteral immunonutrition in the critically ill *****

  • A comparison of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation and conventional mechanical ventilation *****

  • Corticosteroids in acute traumatic brain injury *****
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