Critical Care Commentary

Critical Care Commentary

ECMO for ARDS in the modern era

ECMO can provide respiratory or cardiorespiratory support for failing lungs, heart, or both.

Critical Care Commentary

Life after angiotensin II

Hypotension is an often-underestimated adversary. Even brief periods of intraoperative mean arterial pressure (MAP) <65 mm Hg increase the odds...

Critical Care Commentary

On Diagnosing Sepsis

Two years ago, a panel appointed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, referred to as a...

Critical Care Commentary

Clostridium difficile in the ICU: A “fluid” issue

In critically ill patients admitted to the ICU, diarrhea (defined as three or more watery loose stools within 24 hours) is a common problem. The...

Critical Care Commentary

Can we stop worrying about the age of blood?

Blood transfusions are common in critically ill patients; two in five adults admitted to an ICU receive at least one transfusion during their...

Opinion

Hold your breath

Doctors have a unique role to play in the fight against air pollution.