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The future of Intensive Care Medicine

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This new Thematic Series focus on all aspects related to the future of Intensive Care Medicine, including but not limited to: organization, staffing, monitoring systems, new therapies, future organ support systems, ethical aspects.

Relevant papers can be submitted via the Springer Nature Article Processing Platform (Snapp) by selecting the article category “Thematic Series” and the T.S. title "The future of Intensive Care".

Please note: all submissions will be evaluated for relevance to the “The future of Intensive Care” theme and will also be subject to peer review.

Instructions to authors are available here

Access Thematic Series contents here

  1. Critically ill patients undergo early impairment of their gut microbiota (GM) due to routine antibiotic therapies and other environmental factors leading to intestinal dysbiosis. The GM establishes connections...

    Authors: Alberto Corriero, Raffaella Maria Gadaleta, Filomena Puntillo, Francesco Inchingolo, Antonio Moschetta and Nicola Brienza
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:379
  2. Since the advent of critical care in the twentieth century, the core elements that are the foundation for critical care systems, namely to care for critically ill and injured patients and to save lives, have e...

    Authors: Annette M. Esper, Yaseen M. Arabi, Maurizio Cecconi, Bin Du, Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Nicole Juffermans, Flavia Machado, Sandra Peake, Jason Phua, Kathryn Rowan, Gee Young Suh and Greg S. Martin
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:366
  3. Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS®) is a non-biological artificial liver device. The benefit risk ratio between uncertain clinical effects and potential adverse events remains difficult to assess....

    Authors: Clément Monet, Audrey De Jong, Yassir Aarab, Lauranne Piron, Albert Prades, Julie Carr, Fouad Belafia, Gérald Chanques, Boris Guiu, Georges-Philippe Pageaux and Samir Jaber
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:282
  4. To compare the safety and effects of unrestricted visiting policies (UVPs) and restricted visiting policies (RVPs) in intensive care units (ICUs) with respect to outcomes related to delirium, infection, and mo...

    Authors: Yuchen Wu, Guoqiang Wang, Zhigang Zhang, Luo Fan, Fangli Ma, Weigang Yue, Bin Li and Jinhui Tian
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:267
  5. Although lung protective strategy and adjunctive intervention are associated with improved survival in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the implementation of effective therapies remain...

    Authors: How-Yang Tseng, Chieh-Lung Chen, Yu-Chao Lin, Ming-Che Chuang, Wu-Huei Hsu, Wan-Yun Hsiao, Tung-Mei Chen, Min-Tzu Wang, Wei-Chun Huang, Chih-Yu Chen, Biing-Ru Wu, Chih-Yen Tu, Shinn-Jye Liang and Wei-Cheng Chen
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:253
  6. There is no formal diagnostic criterion for sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy (SICM), but left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 50% was the most commonly used standard. Tissue motion annular displacement (TM...

    Authors: Jieqiong Song, Yao Yao, Shilong Lin, Yizhou He, Duming Zhu and Ming Zhong
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:220
  7. Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is a critical driver of sepsis morbidity and mortality in children. Early identification of those at risk of death and persistent organ dysfunctions is necessary to e...

    Authors: Mihir R. Atreya, Natalie Z. Cvijanovich, Julie C. Fitzgerald, Scott L. Weiss, Michael T. Bigham, Parag N. Jain, Adam J. Schwarz, Riad Lutfi, Jeffrey Nowak, Geoffrey L. Allen, Neal J. Thomas, Jocelyn R. Grunwell, Torrey Baines, Michael Quasney, Bereketeab Haileselassie, Christopher J. Lindsell…
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:210
  8. In the ideal intensive care unit (ICU) of the future, all patients are free from delirium, a syndrome of brain dysfunction frequently observed in critical illness and associated with worse ICU-related outcomes...

    Authors: Katarzyna Kotfis, Irene van Diem-Zaal, Shawniqua Williams Roberson, Marek Sietnicki, Mark van den Boogaard, Yahya Shehabi and E. Wesley Ely
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:200

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