César Aragón-González

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PURPOSE We hypothesized that RIFLE based on creatinine clearance (CrCl) is superior to that based on serum creatinine (sCr) or Cockroft-Gault (C-G) because it is an earlier marker of kidney dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS At day 3 of admission, we compared the RIFLE based on sCr, C-G, and CrCl with 28-day mortality and development of RIFLE-F during(More)
Incidence, risk factors, clinical and microbiological characteristics of clostridium difficile associated diarrhea in spanish critically ill patients (procrid study) Objectives C. difficile (CD) is the first pathogen responsible of nosocomial diarrhea. Our aim was to study the epidemiology and factors associated with the development of CD infection (CDI) in(More)
INTRODUCTION Our objectives were to describe the incidence, clinical characteristics, and risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in critically ill patients and to determine C. difficile PCR-ribotypes. METHODS Prospective, observational study in 26 Spanish ICUs. Patients with diarrhea meeting ESCMID criteria for CDI were included. Molecular(More)
Recent reports indicate the possible role of bladder CO(2) as a marker of low perfusion states. To test this hypothesis, shock was induced in six beagle dogs with 1 mg/kg of E. coli lipopolysaccharide, gastric CO(2) (CO(2)-G) was measured with a continuous monitor, and a pulmonary catheter was inserted in the bladder to measure CO(2) (CO(2)-B). Levels of(More)
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