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K Amrein, A Papinutti, E Mathew, G Vila and D Parekh

A short history of vitamin D in critical care Only 10 years ago, a potential link between acute illness and vitamin D, which is well known for its role in calcium and bone homeostasis, was regarded as quite absurd – how could this hormone be

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Arno Téblick, Lies Langouche and Greet Van den Berghe

and endocrine adaptations to provide sufficient energy and hemodynamic stability to survive and overcome the immediate phase after onset of critical illness. Supported by advancements in modern health care such as mechanical ventilation, renal

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Yongli Fu, Yaowu Sun, Jiankun Zhang and Yu Cheng

critically ill patients. However, several other clinical trials reported the neutral effects of IGC for these patients ( 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 ). Moreover, one of the most famous trials, the Normogylcemia in Intensive Care Evaluation-Survival Using

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Stefan Pilz, Armin Zittermann, Christian Trummer, Verena Theiler-Schwetz, Elisabeth Lerchbaum, Martin H Keppel, Martin R Grübler, Winfried März and Marlene Pandis

Cassina T Clivio S Monti G Zangrillo A Landoni G. Vitamin D and outcomes in adult critically ill patients. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials . Journal of Critical Care 2017 38 109 – 114 . (

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Karim Gariani, Geneviève Drifte, Irène Dunn-Siegrist, Jérôme Pugin and François R Jornayvaz

Sprung CL Codish S Klein M Einav S Bar-Lavie Y Singer PP Nimrod A Sachs J . Temporal trends in patient characteristics and survival of intensive care admissions with sepsis: a multicenter analysis* . Critical Care Medicine 2012

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Zhou-Qing Kang, Jia-Ling Huo and Xiao-Jie Zhai

. Intensive insulin therapy in critically ill patients . New England Journal of Medicine 2001 345 1359 – 1367 . ( ) 8 Grey NJ Perdrizet GA. Reduction of nosocomial infections in the surgical intensive-care unit

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Anita Hokken-Koelega, Aart-Jan van der Lely, Berthold Hauffa, Gabriele Häusler, Gudmundur Johannsson, Mohamad Maghnie, Jesús Argente, Jean DeSchepper, Helena Gleeson, John W Gregory, Charlotte Höybye, Fahrettin Keleştimur, Anton Luger, Hermann L Müller, Sebastian Neggers, Vera Popovic-Brkic, Eleonora Porcu, Lars Sävendahl, Stephen Shalet, Bessie Spiliotis and Maithé Tauber

, Dr Helena Gleeson (UK) provided a ‘road map’ of key initiatives that have proven to be effective when transitioning young people to adult care ( Table 1 ). Table 1 Critical steps in transition. Steps Actions Ref. 1. Ask

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S E Baldeweg, S Ball, A Brooke, H K Gleeson, M J Levy, M Prentice, J Wass and the Society for Endocrinology Clinical Committee

. Desmopressin (DDAVP, a synthetic AVP analogue) reduces uncontrolled water excretion in CDI and is commonly used in treatment. Critically, loss of thirst perception (through primary pathology or reduced consciousness) or limited access to water (through non

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Shota Dzemaili, Jitske Tiemensma, Richard Quinton, Nelly Pitteloud, Diane Morin and Andrew A Dwyer

study was to partner with patients and use web-based data collection to reach women with CHH to conduct a needs assessment to identify targets for developing more patient-centered approaches to care for these endocrine patients. Subjects and

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Caroline Culen, Diana-Alexandra Ertl, Katharina Schubert, Lisa Bartha-Doering and Gabriele Haeusler

care is critical for the patient’s medical and emotional state in adulthood ( 17 , 79 , 80 ). The chances for a successful transition are decreased in some chronic conditions, including TS, because it is difficult to find experts in adult care ( 81