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In a 5-week prospective observational study in 47 Australian & New Zealand ICUs, Pettila et al (the ANZICS group) followed 757 ICU patients receiving red blood cell transfusions for anemia of any cause. Those in the quartile receiving the youngest RBCs (mean age 7.7 days) had an absolute 8% lower mortality than the other 3 [… read more]
Acute-on-chronic liver failure, concept, natural history, prognosis: Olson JC, Curr Opin Crit Care 2011;17:165-169. Hepatic failure review.
Cryptogenic and secondary organizing pneumonia: Drakopanagiotakis F et al, CHEST 2011;139:893-900. COP and BOOP review.
Dabigatran, a new oral thrombin inhibitor : Hankey GJ, Circulation 2011;123:1436-1450.
Delirium in the ICU, management of: Schiemann A, Curr Opin Crit Care 2011;17:131-140.
Interferon-gamma release assays in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection: Herrera V, Clin Infect Dis 2011;52:1031-1037.
Intracerebral hemorrhage, acute management of: Flower O, Curr Opin Crit Care 2011;17:106-114.
Latent tuberculosis infection in the U.S.: Horsburgh CR, NEJM 2011;364:1441-1448
Molecular diagnosis of respiratory tract infection in COPD exacerbations: Sethi S, Clin Infect Dis 2011;52 (supplement 4):S290-294.
Mucormycosis: clinical presentations and management: Sun H, Lancet Infect Dis 2011;11:301-311.
In a retrospective review of 418 tunneled pleural catheters placed over 2 years, 91% of patients did not require any other drainage procedure. Spontaneous pleurodesis occurred in one-quarter, in whom the catheter was taken out at a median 44 days. More patients with catheters placed in the operating room achieved pleurodesis (36%). Complication rate overall [… read more]
Post cardiac arrest syndrome: Review of therapies: Stub D, Circulation 2011;123:1428-1435.
Probiotics and lung diseases: Forsythe P, CHEST 2011;139:901-908.
Pseudomonas pneumonia: Epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, source (Part 1) Fujitani S et al, CHEST 2011;139:909-919.
Sleep medicine, a 3,000-year history: Kirsch DB, CHEST 2011;139:939-946.
Status epilepticus, refractory, treatment of: Holtkamp M, Curr Opin Crit Care 2011;17:94-100.
Subarachnoid hemorrhage, critical care of: Wartenburg KE, Curr Opin Crit Care 2011;17:85-93.
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy, natural history of: Parodi G et al, CHEST 2011;139:887-892.
Venous thromboembolism, long term management of: Bauer K, JAMA 2011;305:1336-1345.