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)
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)
Materials Multicenter, prospective, observational study from February 3 to April 3, 2014. We included all adult critically ill patients of 26 CCUs of Spain who had diarrhea. All feces samples were sent to the reference laboratory and we considered CDI when cytotoxicity in cell culture or toxigenic culture were positive. The ribotypes were determined by PCR.(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)
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