Antoine Guillaume Schneider

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Choice of renal replacement therapy (RRT) modality may affect renal recovery after acute kidney injury (AKI). We sought to compare the rate of dialysis dependence among severe AKI survivors according to the choice of initial renal replacement therapy (RRT) modality applied [continuous (CRRT) or intermittent (IRRT)]. Systematic searches of peer-reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in patients undergoing cardiac surgery among whom it is associated with poor outcomes, prolonged hospital stays and increased mortality. Statin drugs can produce more than one effect independent of their lipid lowering effect, and may improve kidney injury through inhibition of postoperative inflammatory(More)
PURPOSE It is controversial whether all critically ill patients with risk, injury, failure, loss, and end-stage renal failure (RIFLE) F class acute kidney injury (AKI) should receive renal replacement therapy (RRT). We reviewed the outcome of open heart surgery patients with severe RIFLE-F AKI who did not receive RRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility and safety of a conservative approach to oxygen therapy in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. DESIGN Pilot prospective before-and-after study. SETTING A 22-bed multidisciplinary ICU of a tertiary care hospital in Australia. PATIENTS A total of 105 adult (18 years old or older) patients required mechanical(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in critically ill patients and associated with important morbidity and mortality. Although alterations in renal perfusion are thought to play a causative role in the pathogenesis of AKI, there is, to date, no reliable technique that allows the assessment of renal perfusion that is applicable in the ICU. Contrast-enhanced(More)
Different molecular forms of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) have recently been discovered. We aimed to explore the nature, source and discriminatory value of urinary NGAL in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. We simultaneously measured plasma NGAL (pNGAL), urinary NGAL (uNGAL), and estimated monomeric and homodimeric uNGAL(More)
INTRODUCTION Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a new technique that might enable portable and non-invasive organ perfusion quantification at the bedside. However, it has not yet been tested in critically ill patients. We sought to establish CEUS's feasibility, safety, reproducibility and potential diagnostic value in the assessment of renal cortical(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of catheter-related infection or bacteremia, with initial and extended use of femoral versus nonfemoral sites for double-lumen vascular catheters (DLVCs) during continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), is unclear. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective observational cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS Critically ill patients on CRRT in a(More)
INTRODUCTION Use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is normally limited to the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU) or High Dependency Unit (HDU). However, NIV is sometimes used by the Medical Emergency Team (MET) as respiratory support for ward patients. OBJECTIVES We reviewed the characteristics and outcome of ward(More)
Dear Editor, Circulatory assist devices require tight anticoagulation therapy and may be complicated by severe bleeding. Despite warnings related to potential lethal thrombotic complications, offlabel use of recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) is increasingly reported for refractory hemorrhage, including after cardiac surgery [1, 2]. However, its use in(More)