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ICU Management

Organ cross-talk in shock and critical illness

2018 16 Oct

Organ cross-talk is a popular mechanism invoked to explain the progression of multi-organ dysfunction syndrome; however this term is often ill-defined and may encompass many differing mechanisms of organ interaction. In this article the concept of cross-talk is reviewed and its real meaning to the clinical is critically appraised. Multi-organ... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients

2018 16 Mar

The complex nature of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) requires an integrated supportive therapy. Native organs have a continuous crosstalk and have in common in most cases an altered composition of the blood circulating and perfusing them. In this article we describe the concept of extracorporeal organ support (ECOS) for the treatment... Read more