Barry Kushner

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Dear Editor, We describe a complication associated with using a solution containing heparin to flush arterial catheters to maintain patency. Two patients were evaluated for erythematous skin lesions that sequentially developed on their extremities during intensive care unit (ICU) stays. Physical examinations revealed linear necrotic skin lesions with(More)
This retrospective cohort study describes the patterns of antibiotic use for the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services. Timing, appropriateness, and duration of antibiotics were evaluated in two hundred consecutive cases of VAP derived from 4 adult intensive care units (ICU). Antibiotic therapy was(More)
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