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Edited by Dr Steven Opal

This series of articles 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. Content type: Review

    The ongoing pandemic of 2009 H1N1 swine-origin influenza A has heightened the world's attention to the reality of influenza pandemics and their unpredictable nature. Currently, the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain a...

    Authors: Richard H Beigi, Jeff Hodges, Marie Baldisseri and Dennis English

    Citation: Critical Care 2010 14:225

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  2. Content type: Review

    Seasonal and pandemic influenza are frequently complicated by bacterial infections, causing additional hospitalization and mortality. Secondary bacterial respiratory infection can be subdivided into combined v...

    Authors: Koenraad F van der Sluijs, Tom van der Poll, René Lutter, Nicole P Juffermans and Marcus J Schultz

    Citation: Critical Care 2010 14:219

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  3. Content type: Review

    Primary influenza pneumonia has a high mortality rate during pandemics, not only in immunocompromised individuals and patients with underlying comorbid conditions, but also in young healthy adults. Clinicians ...

    Authors: Jordi Rello and Aurora Pop-Vicas

    Citation: Critical Care 2009 13:235

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