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Echography in critically ill patients

Edited by Prof Daniel De Backer.

This series of articles, published in Critical Care has not been sponsored. All articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process overseen by the Series Editor, with final decisions made by the Editor in Chief. The Series Editor and Editor in Chief declare no competing interests.

  1. In critically ill patients at risk for organ failure, the administration of intravenous fluids has equal chances of resulting in benefit or harm. While the intent of intravenous fluid is to increase cardiac ou...

    Authors: John H. Boyd, Demetrios Sirounis, Julien Maizel and Michel Slama
    Citation: Critical Care 2016 20:274
  2. Echocardiography is pivotal in the diagnosis and management of the shocked patient. Important characteristics in the setting of shock are that it is non-invasive and can be rapidly applied.

    Authors: Anthony S. McLean
    Citation: Critical Care 2016 20:275
  3. Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is a leading indication for performing critical care ultrasonography (CCUS) which, in these patients, combines critical care echocardiography (CCE) and chest ultrasonography. CC...

    Authors: Philippe Vignon, Xavier Repessé, Antoine Vieillard-Baron and Eric Maury
    Citation: Critical Care 2016 20:228

    The Letter to this article has been published in Critical Care 2018 22:123

  4. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a useful imaging technique for the emergency medicine (EM) physician. Because of its growing use in EM, this article will summarize the historical development, the scop...

    Authors: Micah R. Whitson and Paul H. Mayo
    Citation: Critical Care 2016 20:227