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Highly Accessed Open Badges Review

Year in review 2011: Critical Care - respirology

Jesús Villar123*, Haibo Zhang34, Jesús Blanco15 and Arthur S Slutsky34

Author Affiliations

1 CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Monforte de Lemos 5, 28029 Madrid, Spain

2 Multidisciplinary Organ Dysfunction Evaluation Research Network, Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Dr. Negrín, Barranco de la Ballena s/n, 4th floor south wing, 35010 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

3 Keenan Research center at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada

4 Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 1 Kings College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8, Canada

5 Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Universitario Río Hortega, Dulzaina 2, 47012 Valladolid, Spain

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Critical Care 2012, 16:243  doi:10.1186/cc11422

Published: 10 December 2012


Management of acute respiratory failure is an important component of intensive care. In this review, we analyze 21 original research articles published last year in Critical Care in the field of respiratory and critical care medicine. The articles are summarized according to the following topic categories: acute respiratory distress syndrome, mechanical ventilation, adjunctive therapies, and pneumonia.