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A systematic review on the efficacy and safety of chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19
Abstract Purpose COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a public health emergency of international concern. As of this time, thereExpand
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Bacterial contamination of inanimate surfaces and equipment in the intensive care unit
Intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections are a challenging health problem worldwide, especially when caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. In ICUs, inanimate surfaces and equipmentExpand
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Epidemiology, clinical characteristics, resistance, and treatment of infections by Candida auris
Candida spp. infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Candida auris is an emerging multi-drug-resistant fungus that is rapidly spreading worldwide. SinceExpand
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Relationship between background cancer pain, breakthrough pain, and analgesic treatment: a preliminary study for a better interpretation of epidemiological and clinical studies
Abstract Background: The different operational definitions of breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) has generated unclear epidemiological data. Methods: A consecutive sample of patients was categorized onExpand
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TLR4 upregulation underpins airway neutrophilia in smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute respiratory failure.
Activation of Toll-like receptors (TLR) seems to be involved in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Upon TLR activation the release of defensins, including human betaExpand
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KPC - 3 Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 clone infection in postoperative abdominal surgery patients in an intensive care setting: analysis of a case series of 30 patients
BackgroundAbdominal surgery carries significant morbidity and mortality, which is in turn associated with an enormous use of healthcare resources. We describe the clinical course of 30 Intensive CareExpand
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The long and winding road of non steroidal antinflammatory drugs and paracetamol in cancer pain management: a critical review.
The aim of this review was to assess the value of NSAIDs and paracetamol in patients with cancer pain to update a previous review performed ten years ago on this topic. The approach was analytic andExpand
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Medical masks and Respirators for the Protection of Healthcare Workers from SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses
Abstract The use of medical masks and respirators as personal protective equipment is pivotal to reducing the level of biological hazard to which healthcare workers are exposed during theExpand
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What Healthcare Workers Should Know about Environmental Bacterial Contamination in the Intensive Care Unit
Intensive care unit- (ICU-) acquired infections are a major health problem worldwide. Inanimate surfaces and equipment contamination may play a role in cross-transmission of pathogens and subsequentExpand
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Immunocompromised patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: secondary analysis of the LUNG SAFE database
BackgroundThe aim of this study was to describe data on epidemiology, ventilatory management, and outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in immunocompromised patients.MethodsWeExpand
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