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Year in review 2005: Critical Care – Respirology: mechanical ventilation, infection, monitoring, and education

Jack J Haitsma1, Jesús Villar12 and Arthur S Slutsky1*

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1 Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

2 Canarian Institute for Biomedical Research, Canary Islands, Spain

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Critical Care 2006, 10:217  doi:10.1186/cc4959

Published: 29 June 2006


We summarize all original research in the field of respiratory intensive care medicine published in 2005 in Critical Care. Twenty-seven articles were grouped into the following categories and subcategories to facilitate rapid overview: mechanical ventilation (physiology, spontaneous breathing during mechanical ventilation, high frequency oscillatory ventilation, side effects of mechanical ventilation, sedation, and prone positioning); infection (pneumonia and sepsis); monitoring (ventilatory monitoring, pulmonary artery catheter and pulse oxymeter); and education (training and health outcome).