- Jean-Louis Vincent, Erasme University Hospital
Dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS) is associated with neuroprotective properties resulting in improvement of functional outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), possibly by influencing the inflammatory response after aSAH.
Early mobilization is not common across intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia and New Zealand despite physiotherapists being available; more than 50% of patients are discharged with ICU-acquired weakness as a result.
An interstitial glucose sensor system in critically ill patients cannot replace blood glucose level measurements, but may provide important trend information for glucose management.
Monnet and Teboul discuss five rules for optimising passive leg raising; by following these rules this test reliably predicts preload responsiveness.
Volume 19 Suppl 1 (16 March 2015)
Brussels, Belgium. 17-20 March 2015
Aims & scope
Critical Care is a high quality, peer-reviewed, international open access clinical medical journal. Critical Care aims to improve the care of critically ill patients by acquiring, discussing, distributing, and promoting evidence-based information relevant to intensivists.
The journal publishes commentaries, reviews, and research in all areas of intensive care and emergency medicine. Critical Care aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the intensive care field.
Jean-Louis Vincent, Paolo Pelosi, Rupert Pearse, Didier Payen, Azriel Perel, Andreas Hoeft, Stefano Romagnoli, V Ranieri, Carole Ichai, Patrice Forget, Giorgio Rocca, Andrew RhodesCritical Care 2015, 19:224 (8 May 2015)