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Editorial introductions

Section Editor(s): Friberg, Hans; McLean, Anthony S.

Current Opinion in Critical Care: June 2019 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p v
doi: 10.1097/MCC.0000000000000610

Current Opinion in Critical Care was launched in 1995. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of critical care is divided into 13 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.

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Hans Friberg

Hans Friberg, MD, PhD, EDIC is a Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Lund University, Sweden and a senior consultant at Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden. Dr Friberg did his PhD-work at the Laboratory for Experimental Brain Research at Lund University, where he studied brain injury and mitochondrial dysfunction in rodent models of global and focal brain ischemia.

Dr Friberg's present research area is post-resuscitation care and temperature management after cardiac arrest. He has published some 200 scientific papers. He is the senior author of the Targeted Temperature Management after cardiac arrest trial (TTM-trial) and also a senior author of the ongoing TTM2-trial. Dr Friberg is an initiator of the Hypothermia Network which has become the International Cardiac Arrest Registry (INTCAR), a transatlantic research collaboration with more than 6000 registered patients. He is the initiator of SWECRIT, a large regional biobank for critically ill patients in the ICU. Dr Friberg is a co-author of the ERC guidelines on post-resuscitation care and serves on the Board of the Swedish Resuscitation Council.

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Anthony S. McLean

Anthony S. McLean, BSc (Hons), MB.ChB (Otago), MD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FCICM, MRACMA is based at the Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia and is Head of Intensive Care Medicine and Professor with the University of Sydney, Australia. His research background ranges from critical care echocardiography and heart failure to genomics of sepsis in critically ill patients. He has been training basic and advanced echocardiographic techniques for many years, both nationally and internationally. He leads a dedicated research team into the use of echocardiography in the critically ill patient. Additionally, the Nepean Intensive Care Genomics team have been researching the utility of blood transcriptome analysis in septic patients for the past decade, developing international database networks with a particular interest in influenza and other respiratory viruses. He has over 130 publications in peer review journals, written books on both basic and advanced critical care echocardiography and has contributed multiple book chapters on aspects of Intensive Care Medicine.

A strong believer in advancing Intensive Care medicine in the region he has participated in many scientific meetings and workshops in South East Asian countries. He is a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Intensive Care and is also a past President of the Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine.

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