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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 3, July 2021


Hypothalamic-pituitary axis disorder – “the puppet master” of multiple organ dysfunction in brain-dead patients

Bianca-Liana Grigorescu


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

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

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 Report

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

Published online ahead of print


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

Mariana Cornelia Tilinca1, Maximilian Cosma Gliga2, Andreea Varga1

Original Research

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

Survey of U.S. Critical Care Practitioners on Net Ultrafiltration Prescription and Practice Among Critically Ill Patients Receiving Kidney Replacement Therapy

Huiwen Chen1,2, Raghavan Murugan1

The Predictive Potential of Elevated Serum Inflammatory Markers in Determining the Need for Intubation in CoVID-19 Patients

Samuel Windham, Kellen Hirsch, Ryan Peterson, David Douin, Lakshmi Chauhan, Lauren Heery, Connor Fling, Nemanja Vukovic, Fernando Holguin, Shanta Zimmer, Kristine Erlandson

Comparison of the National Early Warning Scores and Rapid Emergency Medicine Scores with the APACHE II Scores as a Prediction of Mortality in Patients with Medical Emergency Team Activation: A Single-centre Retrospective Cohort Study

Junpei Haruna1, Hiroomi Tatsumi1, Satoshi Kazuma1, Hiromitsu Kuroda1, Yuya Goto1, Wakiko Aisaka1, Hirofumi Terada1, Tomoko Sonoda2, Yoshiki Masuda1

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

Hypercoagulopathy in Overweight and Obese COVID-19 Patients: A Single-Center Case Series

Azza Sarfraz1,2, Zouina Sarfraz1,3, Aman Siddiqui1,4, Ali Totonchian4, Syed Hashim Abbas Ali Bokhari5, Hafiza Hussain3, Muzna Sarfraz1, Gaurav Patel1, Muhammad Hassaan Amjad6, Sameer Saleem Tebha1, Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda7,8, Patrick Dreyer1, Harshad Amin1, Jack Michel1

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

Shock Due to an Obstructed Endotracheal Tube

Stefanie Foong Ling Chua, Chi Ho Chan, Suhitharan Thangavelautham

Severe Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy Associated with Influenza-A (H1N1) Infection and Prolonged Respiratory Failure - A Case Report

Oana Mosora1, Laura Barcutean1,2, Rodica Balasa1,2, Raluca Fodor3, Smaranda Maier1,2, Zoltan Bajko1,2, Adina Stoian1,4, Anca Motataianu1,2

A Case of Self-salvation in a Determined Chloroquine Suicide Attempt

Sylvère Störmann, John Hoppe, Daniela Steinert, Matthias W. Angstwurm

The Use of Inhaled Epoprostenol for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Secondary due to COVID-19: A Case Series

Komal Imtiaz1, Wade Jodeh2, Dave Sudekum2, Bruno DiGiovine2, Jason Hecht2

Methanol Poisoning Leading to Brain Death: A Case Report

Jakub Glowala1, Jeremy B. Richards2

Plasmapheresis in the Treatment of Refractory Myoclonic Status. A Case Report

Judit Gutierrez-Gutierrez, Reyes Muñoz-Calahorro, Laura Bermejo-Guerrero, Zaira Molina-Collado, Ignacio Saez de la Fuente, Jose Angel Sánchez-Izquierdo

Letter to Editor

Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Patients with Severe COVID-19 Infection at Intensive Care Unit – A Cross-Sectional Study

Laura Herranz, Juliana Gurgel da Silveira, Luis Filipe Lannes Trocado, Anna Luiza Alvaraes, Juliana Fittipaldi