Year in review 2008: Critical Care--respirology

Crit Care. 2009;13(5):225. doi: 10.1186/cc7947. Epub 2009 Oct 21.


Original research contributions published in Critical Care in 2008 in the fields of respirology and critical care medicine are summarized. Eighteen articles were grouped into the following categories: acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome, mechanical ventilation, mechanisms of ventilator-induced lung injury, and tracheotomy decannulation and non-invasive ventilation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Critical Care*
  • Humans
  • Lung Injury / etiology
  • Pulmonary Medicine / methods*
  • Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects
  • Respiration, Artificial / methods
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiratory Physiological Phenomena
  • Respiratory System
  • Tracheotomy