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Factors associated with overall and attributable mortality in invasive aspergillosis.
BACKGROUND Invasive aspergillosis is associated with high death rates. Factors associated with increased mortality have not yet been identified in a large population of patients with variousExpand
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Adherence to recommendations for the use of antifungal agents in a tertiary care hospital.
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to assess the adherence to labelling and international guidelines for antifungal prescribing. METHODS A retrospective study was performed in intensive care unitsExpand
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Mechanisms of action of midazolam on expression of contextual fear in rats.
BACKGROUND Midazolam may suppress conditioned fear after an aversive event by disrupting the memory trace formed during conditioning, by altering the emotional part of the aversive event, or by theExpand
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Influence of drotrecogin alpha (activated) infusion on the variation of Bax/Bcl‐2 and Bax/Bcl‐xl ratios in circulating mononuclear cells: A cohort study in septic shock patients
Objective: Drotrecogin alpha (activated) (DAA), or recombinant human activated protein C, is a new treatment in sepsis‐induced multiple organ failure, leading to significant reduction in theExpand
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Effect of nonsedative doses of propofol on an innate anxiogenic situation in rats.
BACKGROUND The effect of propofol on anxiety has not been well studied. In humans, such investigations are confused by the fact that sedation often coexists with anxiolysis. Therefore, the authorsExpand
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Vasostatin-I, a chromogranin A-derived peptide, in non-selected critically ill patients: distribution, kinetics, and prognostic significance
PurposeChromogranin A (CGA) is released in the plasma during life-threatening illnesses. Its N-terminal 1–76 peptide, vasostatin-I (VS-I), has never been assessed in critically ill patients. Our aimExpand
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[Intra-abdominal pressure measurement using a bladder catheter].
In case of abdomen compartment syndrome, measurement of bladder pressure is an accurate means to assess peritoneal pressure. Authors describe measurement technique and pitfalls to avoid.
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Does N-acetylcysteine improve hemodynamics and graft function in liver transplantation?
The release of toxic oxidative free radicals induced by ischemia and reperfusion may jeopardize liver graft function. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has shown protective effects on hypothermic and warmExpand
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Improvement of pulmonary hypertension after liver transplantation.
Pulmonary hypertension at the end stage of chronic liver disease is not an uncommon situation. This association termed portopulmonary hypertension raises the question of the feasibility of performingExpand
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