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  • Print publication year: 2011
  • Online publication date: January 2012

Chapter 154 - Multiorganfailure and its prevention

from Part 28 - Intensive Care Unit

Suggested readings

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BoneRC, BalkRA, CerraFEB, et al. Definitions for sepsis and organ failure and guidelines for the use for innovative therapies in sepsis. The ACCP/SCCM Consensus Conference Committee. American College of Chest Physicians/Society of Critical Care Medicine. Chest 1992; 101:1644–1655.
DellingerRP, LevyMM, CarletJM, et al. Surviving sepsis campaign: international guidelines for management of severe sepsis and septic shock. Crit Care Med 2008; 36:296–327.
ElyEW, InouyeSK, BernardGR, et al. Delirium in mechanically ventilated patients. Validity and reliability of the confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit (CAM-ICU). JAMA 2001; 286(21):2703–2710.
FinferS, BellomoR, BoyceN, et al. A comparison of albumin and saline for fluid resuscitation in the intensive care unit. N Engl J Med 2004; 350:2247–2256.
MarshallJC, CookDJ, ChristouNV, et al. Multiple organ dysfunction score: a reliable descriptor of a complex clinical outcome. Crit Care Med 1995; 23:1638–1652.
MehtaRL, KellumJA, ShahSV, et al. Acute Kidney Injury Network: report of an initiative to improve outcomes in acute kidney injury. Crit Care 2007; 11:R31.
NashK, HafeezA, HouS.Hospital-acquired renal insufficiency. Am J Kidney Dis 2002; 39:930–936.
RiversE, NguyenB, HavstadS, et al. Early goal-directed therapy in the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock. N Engl J Med 2001; 345:1368–1377.
RussellJA, WalleyKR, SingerJ, et al. Vasopressin versus norepinephrine infusion in patients with septic shock. N Engl J Med 2008; 358:877–887.
van den BergheG, WoutersP, WeekersF, et al. Intensive insulin therapy in the critically ill patients. N Engl J Med 2001; 345:1359–1367.