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The old critical care patient’s journey through the ICU

Guest Editors:
Antonio ArtigasHospital de Sabadell, Spain
Bertrand GuidetHôpital Saint-Antoine, France

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023

Annals of Intensive Care is presenting a new Collection on "The old critical care patient’s journey through the ICU".

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About the collection

Research on geriatric conditions in ICU patients is crucial to the understanding of the impact of age-related conditions on the survival of critically ill patients. By means of this collection we would like to provide valuable insights into the prevalence of geriatric “syndromes” in the ICU, including delirium, falls, frailty, and cognitive impairment. We also aim at highlighting the need for a dedicated approach to caring for geriatric patients in the ICU, including the use of geriatric assessments and tailored treatment plans; informing clinical practice and improving the quality of care for elderly patients in the ICU. 

We hope the collection will significantly contribute to the field of critical care medicine and provide a foundation for further research on geriatric syndromes and their impact on patient outcomes.

Unsolicited submissions are welcome.

  1. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has been commonly used to treat acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19. In this study we aimed to compare outcomes of older critically ill patients treated with NIV before and...

    Authors: Kamil Polok, Jakub Fronczek, Bertrand Guidet, Antonio Artigas, Dylan W. De Lange, Jesper Fjølner, Susannah Leaver, Michael Beil, Sigal Sviri, Raphael Romano Bruno, Bernhard Wernly, Bernardo Bollen Pinto, Joerg C. Schefold, Dorota Studzińska, Michael Joannidis, Sandra Oeyen…
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2023 13:82
  2. In this narrative review, we describe the most important age-related “syndromes” found in the old ICU patients. The syndromes are frailty, comorbidity, cognitive decline, malnutrition, sarcopenia, loss of func...

    Authors: Hélène Vallet, Bertrand Guidet, Ariane Boumendil, Dylan W. De Lange, Susannah Leaver, Wojciech Szczeklik, Christian Jung, Sigal Sviri, Michael Beil and Hans Flaatten
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2023 13:68
  3. Limiting life-sustaining treatment (LST) in the intensive care unit (ICU) by withholding or withdrawing interventional therapies is considered appropriate if there is no expectation of beneficial outcome. Prog...

    Authors: Oded Mousai, Lola Tafoureau, Tamar Yovell, Hans Flaatten, Bertrand Guidet, Michael Beil, Dylan de Lange, Susannah Leaver, Wojciech Szczeklik, Jesper Fjolner, Akiva Nachshon, Peter Vernon van Heerden, Leo Joskowicz, Christian Jung, Gal Hyams and Sigal Sviri
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2023 13:40
  4. This large-scale analysis pools individual data about the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) to predict outcome in the intensive care unit (ICU).

    Authors: Raphael Romano Bruno, Bernhard Wernly, Sean M. Bagshaw, Mark van den Boogaard, Jai N. Darvall, Lina De Geer, Pablo Ruiz de Gopegui Miguelena, Daren K. Heyland, David Hewitt, Aluko A. Hope, Emilie Langlais, Pascale Le Maguet, Carmel L. Montgomery, Dimitrios Papageorgiou, Philippe Seguin, Wytske W. Geense…
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2023 13:37

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Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via the submission system. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "The old critical care patient’s journey through the ICU" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.