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Pyrexia in the ICU

Edited by Prof Lui Forni.

This series of articles, published in Critical Care, have 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. The concept of pyrexia as a protective physiological response to aid in host defence has been challenged with the awareness of the severe metabolic stress induced by pyrexia. The host response to pyrexia varie...

    Authors: James F. Doyle and Frédérique Schortgen
    Citation: Critical Care 2016 20:303
  2. Elevation in core body temperature is one of the most frequently detected abnormal signs in patients admitted to adult ICUs, and is associated with increased mortality in select populations of critically ill p...

    Authors: Daniel J. Niven and Kevin B. Laupland
    Citation: Critical Care 2016 20:247
  3. There are numerous causes of a raised core temperature. A fever occurring in sepsis may be associated with a survival benefit. However, this is not the case for non-infective triggers. Where heat generation ex...

    Authors: Edward James Walter, Sameer Hanna-Jumma, Mike Carraretto and Lui Forni
    Citation: Critical Care 2016 20:200
  4. An elevated temperature has many aetiologies, both infective and non-infective, and while the fever of sepsis probably confers benefit, there is increasing evidence that the central nervous system is particula...

    Authors: Edward James Walter and Mike Carraretto
    Citation: Critical Care 2016 20:199