Due to methodologic issues,15,16 such as for example single-center study styles with limited generalizability, and concern about increased selection of antibiotic-resistant pathogens,17,18 the routine usage of SOD and SDD has remained controversial and has not been recommended in international recommendations.19,20 Methods Research Design We performed a controlled, july 2006 crossover research using cluster randomization in 13 ICUs between May 2004 and. The participating ICUs differed in proportions and teaching status, reflecting all known degrees of intensive care in holland. Since the interventions included ecologic adjustments in the ICU, an individualized, randomized design would have allowed the treating a patient in a single study group to influence the treatment of a patient in another group.The ARC is definitely pleased to have Elsevier Scopus back up to speed for ERA 2015. ARC's decision to base its forthcoming ERA National Statement on Scopus data is a solid affirmation of Elsevier's ability to deliver authoritative data and details that supports Australia's quest for academic and research excellence, said Nick Fowler, Elsevier's Managing Director of Research Administration. Being selected again has unique significance for Scopus, especially this year when Elsevier is definitely commemorating its decade-long presence in the workflow of the global academic community. Rankings in the Period National Report are motivated and moderated by committees of distinguished experts, drawn from Australia and abroad.