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Editor-in-Chief: Leonard Azamfirei
ISSN: 2393-1809
Online ISSN: 2393-1817
Frequency: 4 issues/year
January 31, April 30, July 31, October 31

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Critical Care Medicine is an international journal dedicated to publishing high quality peer-reviewed articles pertaining to critical care medicine.

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Current issue
Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2021


Challenges in Management of the Brain-Dead Organ Donor During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ioana Marina Grințescu


Perioperative Management of Pulmonary Hypertension. A Review

Christopher Wood1, Mindaugas Balciunas1, Jim Lordan2, Adrian Mellor1

Original Research

The Use of Diuretic in Mechanically Ventilated Children with Viral Bronchiolitis: A Cohort Study

Nisha Agasthya1,2, Kimberlee Chromey1,2, James H. Hertzog1,2, Jigar C. Chauhan1,2

Renal Recovery in Critically Ill Adult Patients Treated With Veno-Venous or Veno-Arterial Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis

Braghadheeswar Thyagarajan1, Mariana Murea2, Deanna N. Jones2, Amit K. Saha3, Gregory B. Russell4, Ashish K. Khanna1,5

Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Patients Discharged from Critical Care Units

Mohammad Saeidi1, Alireza Safaei2, Zohreh Sadat3, Parisa Abbasi4, Masoumeh Sadat Mousavi Sarcheshmeh5, Fariba Dehghani6, Mehran Tahrekhani7, Mohammad Abdi8

Case Report

Resolution of Laryngeal Oedema in a Patient with Acquired C1-Inhibitor Deficiency. A Case Report

Noémi-Anna Bara1, Valentin Nadasan2

Cerebellar Stroke in a COVID-19 Infected Patient. A Case Report

Khang Ning Loo1, You Jiang Tan2, Kaavya Narasimhalu2, Krishan Kumar Sharma3, Dorinda Chee Yee Chew4, Hei Man Wong5, Yvonne Fu Zi Chan5, Ken Cheah Hooi Lee6

The Removal of a Fractured Guidewire During Mechanical Thrombectomy. A Case Report

Rares Cristian Filep1, Andrei Florin Bloj2, Lucian Marginean3

Contrast Medium-Induced Encephalopathy after Coronary Angiography – Case Report

Sebastian Andone1, Rodica Balasa2, Laura Barcutean1, Zoltan Bajko2, Valentin Ion3, Anca Motataianu2, Adina Stoian4, Smaranda Maier2

COVID -19 complicated by Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Myocarditis, and Pulmonary Embolism. A case report

Rajai F. Bulbul, Jassim Al Suwaidi, Mohammed Al-Hijji, Hassan Al Tamimi, Ibrahim Fawzi



Published online ahead of print


Effect of Early versus Delayed Parenteral Nutrition on the Health Outcomes of Critically Ill Adults: A Systematic Review

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Ritu Rani, Kalpana Thakur

Critical Care Management of Decompensated Right Heart Failure in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Patients – An Ongoing Approach

Ioan Tilea1,2, Andreea Varga1, Anca-Meda Georgescu1,3, Bianca-Liana Grigorescu1,4

The Pathophysiology and Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in COVID-19 Patients: A Literature Review

Mariana Cornelia Tilinca1, Maximilian Cosma Gliga2, Andreea Varga1

Original Research

The Impact of Hyperoxia Treatment on Neurological Outcomes and Mortality in Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injured patients

Raymond Khan, Sarah Alromaih, Hind Alshabanat, Nosaiba Alshanqiti, Almaha Aldhuwaihy, Sarah Abdullah Almohanna, Muna Alqasem, Hasan Al-Dorzi

Candida spp. in Lower Respiratory Tract Secretions – A Ten Years Retrospective Study

Cristina Nicoleta Ciurea1,2, Ario Santini3, Anca Delia Mare1, Irina Bianca Kosovski2,4, Felicia Toma1, Camelia Vintila5, Ionela Anca Pintea-Simon1,2, Adrian Man1,5

Critical Care Workers Have Lower Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG Compared with Non-patient Facing Staff in First Wave of COVID19

Helen E. Baxendale1, David Wells2, Jessica Gronlund1, Angalee Nadesalingham2, Mina Paloniemi2, George Carnell2, Paul Tonks2, Lourdes Ceron-Gutierrez3, Soraya Ebrahimi3, Ashleigh Sayer3, John A.G. Briggs4, Xiaoli Ziong4, James A Nathan2, Guinevere Grice2, Leo C James4, Jakub Luptak4, Sumita Pai1, Jonathan L Heeney2, Sara Lear3, Rainer Doffinger3

Impact of the Severity of Liver Injury in COVID-19 Patients Admitted to an Intensive Care Unit During the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic Outbreak

Adina Roman1,2,3, Septimiu Moldovan2, Ario Santini2, Mircea Stoian1,2, Daniela Dobru1,2

Evaluation of Sleep Architecture Using 24-hour Polysomnography in Patients Recovering from Critical Illness in an Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Unit: A Longitudinal, Prospective, and Observational Study

Brijesh Prajapat1, Nitesh Gupta2, Dhruva Chaudhry3, Ario Santini4, AS Sandhya5

Acute Kidney Injury Following Rhabdomyolysis in Critically Ill Patients

Alvin Saverymuthu, Rufinah Teo, Jaafar Md Zain, Saw Kian Cheah, Aliza Mohamad Yusof, Raha Abdul Rahman

Analgosedation: The use of Fentanyl Compared to Hydromorphone

Hahnl Choi1, Sara Radparvar1, Samuel L. Aitken2, Jerry Altshuler3

The Importance of Iron Administration in Correcting Anaemia after Major Surgery

Mirela Tiglis1,2, Cristian Cobilinschi1,2, Liliana Elena Mirea1,2, Alexandru Emil Băetu1,2, Ileana Peride1, Tiberiu Paul Neagu1, Andrei Niculae1, Ionel Alexandru Checherită1, Ioana Marina Grintescu1,2

Case Series

The Use of Hydroxyurea in the Treatment of COVID-19

Melissa Robin Bowman Foster1, Ali Atef Hijazi2, Rebecca Opoku2, Priya Varghese2,
Chun Li2

Case Report

Postpartum Acute Basilar Artery Occlusion Secondary to Vertebral Artery Dissection. Case Report and Literature Review

Iulia-Adela Drăghici1, Lucian Marginean2, Rares-Cristian Filep2, Zoltan Bajko3,
Laura Barcutean3, Teodora Aldea1, Rodica Balasa3

Pneumocephalus Following an Accidental Dural Puncture, Treated Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. A Case Report

Flávio Marino1, André Ferreira Simões1, Ângela Simas1, João Gonçalves Pereira1,2,3

Spotlight on ...

Accuracy of Diagnostic Tests

Ario Santini1,2, Adrian Man1, Septimiu Voidăzan1