Charles L Sprung

Summary

Affiliation: The Hebrew University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of systemic inflammatory response syndrome signs in the Sepsis Occurrence In Acutely Ill Patients (SOAP) study
    Charles L Sprung
    Hadassah Hebrew University, Medical Center, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, P O Box 1200, 91120, Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 32:421-7. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Triage of intensive care patients: identifying agreement and controversy
    Charles L Sprung
    General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, P O Box 12000, Jerusalem, 91120, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 39:1916-24. 2013
  3. pmc Implications of ICU triage decisions on patient mortality: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    David L Edbrooke
    Medical and Economics Research Centre Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
    Crit Care 15:R56. 2011
  4. pmc Insulin-treated diabetes is not associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients
    Jean Louis Vincent
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Crit Care 14:R12. 2010
  5. pmc Characteristics and outcomes of cancer patients in European ICUs
    Fabio Silvio Taccone
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Crit Care 13:R15. 2009
  6. pmc Global utilization of low-dose corticosteroids in severe sepsis and septic shock: a report from the PROGRESS registry
    Richard Beale
    Division of Asthma, King s College London, Guy s, Campus, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Crit Care 14:R102. 2010
  7. pmc Is albumin administration in the acutely ill associated with increased mortality? Results of the SOAP study
    Jean Louis Vincent
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
    Crit Care 9:R745-54. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of European physicians, nurses, patients, and families regarding end-of-life decisions: the ETHICATT study
    Charles L Sprung
    General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, PO Box 12000, 91120, Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 33:104-10. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Steroid therapy of septic shock
    Charles L Sprung
    General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 23:171-80. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Steroid therapy of septic shock
    Charles L Sprung
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Clin 25:825-34, x. 2009

Detail Information

Publications72

  1. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of systemic inflammatory response syndrome signs in the Sepsis Occurrence In Acutely Ill Patients (SOAP) study
    Charles L Sprung
    Hadassah Hebrew University, Medical Center, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, P O Box 1200, 91120, Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 32:421-7. 2006
    ..To define the frequency and prognostic implications of SIRS criteria in critically ill patients hospitalized in European ICUs...
  2. ncbi request reprint Triage of intensive care patients: identifying agreement and controversy
    Charles L Sprung
    General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, P O Box 12000, Jerusalem, 91120, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 39:1916-24. 2013
    ..Intensive care unit (ICU) resources are limited in many hospitals. Patients with little likelihood of surviving are often admitted to ICUs. Others who might benefit from ICU are not admitted...
  3. pmc Implications of ICU triage decisions on patient mortality: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    David L Edbrooke
    Medical and Economics Research Centre Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
    Crit Care 15:R56. 2011
    ....
  4. pmc Insulin-treated diabetes is not associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients
    Jean Louis Vincent
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Crit Care 14:R12. 2010
    ..This was a planned substudy from the European observational Sepsis Occurrence in Acutely ill Patients (SOAP) study to investigate the possible impact of insulin-treated diabetes on morbidity and mortality in ICU patients...
  5. pmc Characteristics and outcomes of cancer patients in European ICUs
    Fabio Silvio Taccone
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Crit Care 13:R15. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the characteristics of critically ill cancer patients, and to evaluate their prognosis...
  6. pmc Global utilization of low-dose corticosteroids in severe sepsis and septic shock: a report from the PROGRESS registry
    Richard Beale
    Division of Asthma, King s College London, Guy s, Campus, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Crit Care 14:R102. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc Is albumin administration in the acutely ill associated with increased mortality? Results of the SOAP study
    Jean Louis Vincent
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
    Crit Care 9:R745-54. 2005
    ..Albumin administration in the critically ill has been the subject of some controversy. We investigated the use of albumin solutions in European intensive care units (ICUs) and its relationship to outcome...
  8. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of European physicians, nurses, patients, and families regarding end-of-life decisions: the ETHICATT study
    Charles L Sprung
    General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, PO Box 12000, 91120, Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 33:104-10. 2007
    ..To evaluate attitudes of Europeans regarding end-of-life decisions...
  9. doi request reprint Steroid therapy of septic shock
    Charles L Sprung
    General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 23:171-80. 2011
    ..Finally, steroid therapy should not be guided by corticotropin test results...
  10. doi request reprint Steroid therapy of septic shock
    Charles L Sprung
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Clin 25:825-34, x. 2009
    ..It reviews and contrasts several low- and high-dose steroid studies, and makes recommendations for future practice...
  11. ncbi request reprint Reasons, considerations, difficulties and documentation of end-of-life decisions in European intensive care units: the ETHICUS Study
    Charles L Sprung
    Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, P O Box 12000, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 34:271-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate physicians' reasoning, considerations and possible difficulties in end-of-life decision-making for patients in European intensive care units (ICUs)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Peter Sjokvist
    Charles L Sprung
    General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, PO Box 12000, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 30:1250-1. 2004
  13. ncbi request reprint Relieving suffering or intentionally hastening death: where do you draw the line?
    Charles L Sprung
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Med 36:8-13. 2008
    ..End-of-life practices vary worldwide. The objective was to demonstrate that there is no clear-cut distinction between treatments administered to relieve pain and suffering and those intended to shorten the dying process...
  14. doi request reprint Hydrocortisone therapy for patients with septic shock
    Charles L Sprung
    Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel 91120
    N Engl J Med 358:111-24. 2008
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint The importance of religious affiliation and culture on end-of-life decisions in European intensive care units
    Charles L Sprung
    General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Medical Center, Hadassah Hebrew University, P O Box 12000, 91120, Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 33:1732-9. 2007
    ..To determine the influence of religious affiliation and culture on end-of-life decisions in European intensive care units (ICUs)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Troponin elevation in severe sepsis and septic shock: the role of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and right ventricular dilatation*
    Giora Landesberg
    1Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel 2The Cardiovascular Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 3Division of Cardiology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel 4The Bio Medical Engineering, The Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Crit Care Med 42:790-800. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that detailed investigation of myocardial dysfunction by echocardiography can provide insight into the possible causes of troponin elevation and its association with mortality in sepsis...
  17. doi request reprint Effect of infections on 30-day mortality among critically ill patients hospitalized in and out of the intensive care unit
    George Mnatzaganian
    Department of Health Services Research, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Med 36:1097-104. 2008
    ..This analysis is part of a multicenter study conducted in Israel to evaluate survival of critically ill patients treated in and out of intensive care units (ICUs)...
  18. doi request reprint The Eldicus prospective, observational study of triage decision making in European intensive care units. Part II: intensive care benefit for the elderly
    Charles L Sprung
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Med 40:132-8. 2012
    ..Life and death triage decisions are made daily by intensive care unit physicians. Admission to an intensive care unit is denied when intensive care unit resources are constrained, especially for the elderly...
  19. doi request reprint Chapter 5. Essential equipment, pharmaceuticals and supplies. Recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza epidemic or mass disaster
    Charles L Sprung
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 36:S38-44. 2010
    ..To provide recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza pandemic or mass disaster with a specific focus on essential equipment, pharmaceuticals and supplies...
  20. ncbi request reprint End-of-life practices in European intensive care units: the Ethicus Study
    Charles L Sprung
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    JAMA 290:790-7. 2003
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Nurse involvement in end-of-life decision making: the ETHICUS Study
    Julie Benbenishty
    Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 32:129-32. 2006
    ..The purpose was to investigate physicians' perceptions of the role of European intensive care nurses in end-of-life decision making...
  22. ncbi request reprint Survival of critically ill patients hospitalized in and out of intensive care
    Elisheva Simchen
    Department of Health Services Research, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Med 35:449-57. 2007
    ..The survival of such patients is largely unknown. The present study's objective was to screen entire hospitals for newly deteriorated patients and compare their survival in and out of the intensive care unit...
  23. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of changes in forgoing life-sustaining treatment in Israeli ICU patients
    Daniel J Jakobson
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PO Box 12000, Jerusalem, Israel 91120, USA
    Chest 126:1969-73. 2004
    ..Over the last several years, there have been legal decisions and changes in medical directives concerning end-of-life decisions in Israel...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cortisol changes among patients with septic shock and the relationship to ICU and hospital stay
    Sergei Goodman
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah University Hospital, Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University, P O B 12000, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 31:1362-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate adrenal function in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock...
  25. doi request reprint Recommendations for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza epidemic or mass disaster: summary report of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine's Task Force for intensive care unit triage during an influenza epidemic or mas
    Charles L Sprung
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 36:428-43. 2010
    ..To provide recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care units and hospital preparedness for an influenza pandemic...
  26. ncbi request reprint Conventional terrorist bomb incidents and the intensive care unit
    Micha Y Shamir
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
    Curr Opin Crit Care 11:580-4. 2005
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Intensive care physicians' attitudes concerning distribution of intensive care resources. A comparison of Israeli, North American and European cohorts
    Sharon Einav
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, POB 12000, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 30:1140-3. 2004
    ..To evaluate the attitudes of Israeli intensive care physicians regarding intensive care unit (ICU) triage issues...
  28. doi request reprint The Eldicus prospective, observational study of triage decision making in European intensive care units: part I--European Intensive Care Admission Triage Scores
    Charles L Sprung
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Med 40:125-31. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to develop an intensive care unit triage decision rule based on 28-day mortality rates of admitted and refused patients...
  29. doi request reprint Antimicrobial use in the ICU: indications and accuracy--an observational trial
    Phillip D Levin
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Hosp Med 7:672-8. 2012
    ..Antimicrobials may therefore be overused, contributing to development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria...
  30. pmc Diastolic dysfunction and mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock
    Giora Landesberg
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Eur Heart J 33:895-903. 2012
    ..In contrast, diastolic dysfunction is often ignored and its role in determining early mortality from sepsis has not been adequately investigated...
  31. pmc Clinical review: the Israeli experience: conventional terrorism and critical care
    Gabriella Aschkenasy-Steuer
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care 9:490-9. 2005
    ..This review emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach in caring for these patients...
  32. doi request reprint End-of-life treatment and bacterial antibiotic resistance: a potential association
    Phillip D Levin
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Chest 138:588-94. 2010
    ..Great variability exists in the occurrence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in ICUs around the world. The contribution of specific ICU care variables to these geographic variations is unknown...
  33. ncbi request reprint Survival of critically ill patients hospitalized in and out of intensive care units under paucity of intensive care unit beds
    Elisheva Simchen
    Department of Health Services Research, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Med 32:1654-61. 2004
    ..The object was to screen entire hospital patient populations for critically ill patients and compare their 30-day survival in and out of the intensive care unit...
  34. ncbi request reprint End-of-life intensive care unit decisions, communication, and documentation: an evaluation of physician training
    Leonid A Eidelman
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Crit Care 18:11-6. 2003
    ..Communication between physicians, patients, and their families regarding the decision to FLST has not been evaluated in Israel...
  35. ncbi request reprint Assessing the in-hospital survival benefits of intensive care
    Amir Shmueli
    Department of Health Management, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 21:66-72. 2005
    ..The objective of this study is to assess the differential survival benefits of a general intensive care unit (ICU) by acute diagnoses and by Acute Physiological and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) scores...
  36. pmc Blood cultures at central line insertion in the intensive care unit: comparison with peripheral venipuncture
    Sheldon Stohl
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, POB 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2398-403. 2011
    ..This may be related to the increased manipulations required for CVC insertion...
  37. ncbi request reprint The dying patient act, 2005: Israeli innovative legislation
    Avraham Steinberg
    Medical Ethics Unit and Department of Pediatrics, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:550-2. 2007
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Caring for a major government official: challenges and lessons learned
    Yoram G Weiss
    Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Med 35:1769-72. 2007
    ..Analysis of the medical, organizational, and administrative issues surrounding the care of a dignitary in an intensive care unit...
  39. doi request reprint Use of the nonwire central line hub to reduce blood culture contamination
    Phillip D Levin
    Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Chest 143:640-5. 2013
    ..The current study explored whether use of the CVC nonwire hub as a source of blood cultures decreased contamination while maintaining detection of true pathogens...
  40. pmc Improved ICU design reduces acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria: a quasi-experimental observational study
    Phillip D Levin
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, POB 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Crit Care 15:R211. 2011
    ..The role of ICU design and particularly single-patient rooms in decreasing bacterial transmission between ICU patients has been debated. A recent change in our ICU allowed further investigation...
  41. doi request reprint Characteristics of patients receiving vasopressors
    Julie Benbenishty
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Heart Lung 40:247-52. 2011
    ..Patients receiving intensive care frequently need pharmacologic support of their blood pressure because of shock. In some patients, shock is so severe that extremely high doses of vasopressors are needed to elevate their blood pressure...
  42. ncbi request reprint Myocardial ischemia, cardiac troponin, and long-term survival of high-cardiac risk critically ill intensive care unit patients
    Giora Landesberg
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Med 33:1281-7. 2005
    ..To determine the incidence and association of myocardial ischemia with troponin elevation and survival in high-cardiac-risk intensive care patients...
  43. pmc Withdrawing and withholding life-sustaining therapies are not the same
    Phillip D Levin
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care 9:230-2. 2005
    ..Appreciation of these differences allows the provision of accurate information, and facilitates decision making that is compassionate, caring and adherent to the needs of the patient and their family...
  44. doi request reprint Contamination of portable radiograph equipment with resistant bacteria in the ICU
    Phillip D Levin
    Departments of Anesthesiology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Chest 136:426-32. 2009
    ....
  45. doi request reprint The use of steroids in the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock
    Baruch M Batzofin
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, PO Box 12000, Jerusalem 9112, Israel
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 25:735-43. 2011
    ..We review the current literature and guidelines regarding low dose corticosteroid use in the management of sepsis and septic shock...
  46. ncbi request reprint Intensive care outflow limitation--frequency, etiology, and impact
    Phillip D Levin
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Crit Care 18:206-11. 2003
    ..To assess the frequency, causes, and effect of unsuccessful discharge decisions from the ICU...
  47. ncbi request reprint Optimizing admissions to an intensive care unit
    Amir Shmueli
    Department of Health Management School of Public Health, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, P O Box 12272, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Health Care Manag Sci 6:131-6. 2003
    ..9%. Implementing the more complex optimal bed specific hurdle policy would save an additional 1.4 statistical lives annually beyond what can be achieved with FCFS-H, a marginal improvement of only 1.2%...
  48. doi request reprint Chapter 1. Introduction. Recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza epidemic or mass disaster
    Charles L Sprung
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 36:S4-10. 2010
    ..In December 2007, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine established a Task Force to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for operating intensive care units (ICU) during an influenza epidemic or mass disaster...
  49. ncbi request reprint Cultural differences at the end of life
    Phillip D Levin
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Med 31:S354-7. 2003
  50. ncbi request reprint Multiple casualty terror events: the anesthesiologist's perspective
    Micha Y Shamir
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, POB 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Anesth Analg 98:1746-52, table of contents. 2004
    ..Therefore, anesthesiology departments are greatly impacted by such events and must plan for them to maximize the use of available personnel and to have the appropriate equipment and supplies available...
  51. ncbi request reprint Corticosteroid therapy for patients in septic shock: Some progress in a difficult decision
    Charles L Sprung
    From the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine CLS, SG, YGW and the Center for Clinical Quality and Safety MB, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Med 39:571-4. 2011
    ..The present study was to investigate whether endotoxin tolerance occurs in the adrenal gland, leading to hyporesponsiveness of adrenal gland during sepsis...
  52. ncbi request reprint An internet web site as a data collection platform for multicenter research
    Alexander Avidan
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Jerusalem, Ein Karem, PO Box 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Anesth Analg 100:506-11. 2005
    ..Overall satisfaction of the investigators was high. After security issues, interactivity and user-friendly design are the main cornerstones for the success of such a system...
  53. ncbi request reprint The dying patient: new Israeli legislation
    Avraham Steinberg
    Medical Ethics Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 32:1234-7. 2006
  54. pmc The International Sepsis Forum's controversies in sepsis: corticosteroids should be used to treat septic shock
    Sergey Goodman
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care 6:381-3. 2002
    ..Based on the high proportion of patients who have relative adrenal insufficiency, the benefits of low doses of steroids and the minimal risks, steroids should be used to treat septic shock...
  55. ncbi request reprint Corticosteroid insufficiency in acutely ill patients
    Djillali Annane
    N Engl J Med 348:2157-9. 2003
  56. ncbi request reprint Forgoing life-sustaining treatments: comparison of attitudes between Israeli and North American intensive care healthcare professionals
    Ethan Soudry
    Medical Education Unit, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:770-4. 2003
    ..Physicians' decisions regarding provision of life-sustaining treatment may be influenced considerably by non-medical variables...
  57. ncbi request reprint Family-physician interactions in the intensive care unit
    Elie Azoulay
    Medical ICU, Saint Louis Teaching Hospital, and Paris 7 University Paris, France
    Crit Care Med 32:2323-8. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Use of the pulmonary artery catheter is not associated with worse outcome in the ICU
    Yasser Sakr
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Route de Lennik 808, B 1070 Brussels, Belgium
    Chest 128:2722-31. 2005
    ..In critically ill patients, the impact of pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) use on outcome is debatable. We investigated the epidemiology of PAC use in European ICUs and its relation to outcome...
  59. ncbi request reprint Does dopamine administration in shock influence outcome? Results of the Sepsis Occurrence in Acutely Ill Patients (SOAP) Study
    Yasser Sakr
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
    Crit Care Med 34:589-97. 2006
    ..The optimal adrenergic support in shock is controversial. We investigated whether dopamine administration influences the outcome from shock...
  60. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care in the intensive care unit: the Irish Ethicus data
    Niamh Collins
    University College Hospital Galway, Ireland
    Crit Care Resusc 8:315-20. 2006
    ..To study the frequency, rationale and process for withholding (WH) and withdrawing (WD) life-sustaining therapies in intensive care patients in Ireland...
  61. ncbi request reprint End-of-life variations around the world: can we improve our caring?
    Sigal Sviri
    Crit Care Med 34:1837-8. 2006
  62. ncbi request reprint Using corticosteroids in intensive care
    Paul E Marik
    Arch Surg 141:946-7; author reply 947. 2006
  63. ncbi request reprint Adrenal function in sepsis: the retrospective Corticus cohort study
    Diane Lipiner-Friedman
    Service de Reanimation, Hôpital Raymond Poincaré APHP, Faculté de Médecine Paris Ile de France Ouest UVSQ, Garches, France
    Crit Care Med 35:1012-8. 2007
    ..To refine the value of baseline and adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH)-stimulated cortisol levels in relation to mortality from severe sepsis or septic shock...
  64. ncbi request reprint The world's major religions' points of view on end-of-life decisions in the intensive care unit
    Hans Henrik Bulow
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Holbak Hospital, Smedelundsgade 60, 4300 Holbak, Denmark
    Intensive Care Med 34:423-30. 2008
    ..This review also discusses whether nutrition should be provided to patients in a permanent vegetative state, and the issues of brain death and organ donation...
  65. ncbi request reprint Sepsis in European intensive care units: results of the SOAP study
    Jean Louis Vincent
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
    Crit Care Med 34:344-53. 2006
    ..To better define the incidence of sepsis and the characteristics of critically ill patients in European intensive care units...
  66. ncbi request reprint Clinical equipoise remains for issues of adrenocorticotropic hormone administration, cortisol testing, and therapeutic use of hydrocortisone
    Djillali Annane
    Crit Care Med 31:2250-1; author reply 2252-3. 2003
  67. doi request reprint Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of corticosteroid insufficiency in critically ill adult patients: consensus statements from an international task force by the American College of Critical Care Medicine
    Paul E Marik
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1937-49. 2008
    ..To develop consensus statements for the diagnosis and management of corticosteroid insufficiency in critically ill adult patients...
  68. ncbi request reprint Use of corticosteroid therapy in patients with sepsis and septic shock: an evidence-based review
    Didier Keh
    Klinik fur Anaesthesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Charite Virchow Klinikum, Berlin, Germany
    Crit Care Med 32:S527-33. 2004
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Another point of view: no swan song for the pulmonary artery catheter
    Phillip D Levin
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Jerusalem, Israel
    Crit Care Med 33:1123-4. 2005
  70. ncbi request reprint Mechanical ventilation of patients hospitalized in medical wards vs the intensive care unit--an observational, comparative study
    Moshe Hersch
    Intensive Care Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem 91031, Israel
    J Crit Care 22:13-7. 2007
    ..In some hospitals, patients are mechanically ventilated on the wards in addition to the intensive care unit (ICU) because of the shortage of ICU beds...
  71. ncbi request reprint Intensive care triage--the hardest rationing decision of them all
    Phillip D Levin
    Crit Care Med 34:1250-1. 2006
  72. doi request reprint The pulmonary artery catheter: in medio virtus
    Jean Louis Vincent
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    Crit Care Med 36:3093-6. 2008
    ..To clarify the role of the pulmonary artery catheter in the intensive care unit...