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Long-term survival and functional capacity in cardiac surgery patients after prolonged intensive care
ObjectiveTo determine whether hospital discharge alone represents a good outcome for patients who had prolonged intensive care after cardiac surgery by studying their postdischarge survival andExpand
Effects of single dose, postinduction dexamethasone on recovery after cardiac surgery.
BACKGROUND Corticosteroids have been recommended to facilitate rapid recovery after cardiac surgery. We previously reported that dexamethasone given after induction of anesthesia decreases theExpand
Predictors of outcome in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged intensive care stay.
OBJECTIVE To determine the predictors of outcome in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged ICU stay. DESIGN Inception cohort with retrospective chart review. SETTING Adult cardiovascular ICU.Expand
Outcome in patients who require venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support after cardiac surgery.
OBJECTIVE The authors analyzed hospital mortality in adult cardiac surgery patients who required postoperative venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for circulatory failureExpand
A Prospective Observational Study of the Effect of Penicillin Skin Testing on Antibiotic Use in the Intensive Care Unit
Abstract Background: Patients with penicillin allergy admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) frequently receive non-beta-lactam antimicrobials for the treatment of infection. The use of theseExpand
Dexamethasone Decreases the Incidence of Shivering After Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study
Shivering after cardiac surgery is common, and may be a result of intraoperative hypothermia.Another possible etiology is fever and chills secondary to activation of the inflammatory response andExpand
“Renal dose” dopamine is associated with the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery*
Objective:“Renal dose” dopamine (rDA; 1–3 &mgr;g/kg per min) is administered to patients after cardiac surgery to preserve or improve renal function. Many of these patients develop new-onsetExpand
Have Changes in ECMO Technology Impacted Outcomes in Adult Patients Developing Postcardiotomy Cardiogenic Shock?
Abstract  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) technology has undergone several advancements over the last decade. We sought to compare current ECMO technology to older ones to determine howExpand
Early tracheostomy is associated with improved outcomes in patients who require prolonged mechanical ventilation after cardiac surgery.
BACKGROUND The best time to perform a tracheostomy in cardiac surgery patients who require prolonged postoperative mechanical ventilation remains unknown. The primary aim of this investigation was toExpand
Predictive models for acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery.
BACKGROUND Accurate prediction of cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) would improve clinical decision making and facilitate timely diagnosis and treatment. The aim of the study wasExpand