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Neurocritical care depends, in part, on careful patient monitoring but as yet there are little data on what processes are the most important to monitor, how these should be monitored, and whether monitoring these processes is cost-effective and impacts outcome. At the same time, bioinformatics is a rapidly emerging field in critical care but as yet there is(More)
Analgesia, sedation and delirium management are important parts of intensive care treatment as they are relevant for patients' clinical and functional long-term outcome. Previous surveys showed that despite this fact implementation rates are still low. The primary aim of the prospective, observational multicenter study was to investigate the implementation(More)
BACKGROUND Criteria for determining brain death (BD) vary between countries. We report the results of an investigation designed to compare procedures to determine BD in different European countries. METHODS We developed a web-based questionnaire that was sent to representatives of 33 European countries. Responses were reviewed, and individual respondents(More)
In 2012, the journal published several articles dealing with the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF). Carrillo et al. [1] prospectively evaluated the characteristics and outcomes of 184 patients with severe ARF due to community-acquired pneumonia treated with NIV, and determined the
To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of an apnea test (AT) technique that combines the application of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) with subsequent pulmonary recruitment in a large cohort of brain-dead patients. This study was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on brain-dead patients admitted to our institution (Hospital(More)