Critical Care and Shock

May 2004

From the editor

Dear colleagues,   We proudly would like to inform you that starting from this issue, there would be some changes in the journal. As you

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Nutrition in acute pancreatitis

Abstract The management of acute pancreatitis depends on the evaluation of its severity, mainly based on multiparameter scores such as Ranson score. Patients with mild

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Immunonutrition: current status

Abstract Nutritional support is now recognized as an essential component of care in all critically ill patients. Malnourished patients suffer from generalized reduction in both

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The Surviving sepsis campaign

The incidence of severe sepsis (sepsis with organ dysfunction) is increasing [1]. Several recent published studies have demonstrated decreased mortality and morbidity as a result

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Role of lipids in sepsis

Abstract Activation of phospholipase A2, excess formation of proinflammatory eicosanoids, decreased generation of lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) and enhanced levels of ceramide play a significant role in

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