Critical Care - Volume 14, issue 4

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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
Print ISSN
1364-8535

Abstract

Introduction

Intensive care unit mortality is strongly associated with organ failure rate and severity. The sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score is used to evaluate the impact of a successful tight glycemic control (TGC) intervention (SPRINT) on organ failure, morbidity, and thus morta

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 14, no. 4, 2010

Abstract

Prone ventilation (PV) is a ventilatory strategy that frequently improves oxygenation and lung mechanics in critical illness, yet does not consistently improve survival. While the exact physiologic mechanisms related to these benefits remain unproven, one major theoretical mechanism relates to re

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 14, no. 4, 2010

Abstract

Introduction

Dead-space fraction (Vd/Vt) has been shown to be a powerful predictor of mortality in acute lung injury (ALI) patients. The measurement of Vd/Vt is based on the analysis of expired CO2 which is not a part of standard practice thus limiting widespread clinical application of

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 14, no. 4, 2010