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Assessing pain in critically ill sedated patients by using a behavioral pain scale
Objective To establish the validity and reliability of a new behavioral pain scale (BPS) for critically ill sedated adult patients. Design Prospective evaluation. Setting Ten-bed trauma and surgicalExpand
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Equimolar doses of mannitol and hypertonic saline in the treatment of increased intracranial pressure*
Objective:To compare the effects of equimolar doses of 20% mannitol solution and of 7.45% hypertonic saline solution (HSS) in the treatment of patients with sustained elevated intracranial pressureExpand
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Supportive treatment improves survival in multivisceral cholesterol crystal embolism.
Disseminated cholesterol crystal embolism (CCE) is a devastating complication of atherosclerosis that is often considered beyond therapeutic resources. We designed and implemented a treatmentExpand
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A prospective, multicenter, randomized trial comparing steroids and pulse cyclophosphamide versus steroids and oral cyclophosphamide in the treatment of generalized Wegener's granulomatosis.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness and side effects of oral versus pulse cyclophosphamide (CYC) in combination with corticosteroids (CS) in the treatment of systemic Wegener's granulomatosisExpand
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Membranous nephropathy and cancer: Epidemiologic evidence and determinants of high-risk cancer association.
The association between membranous nephropathy (MN) and cancer is often mentioned in textbooks but poorly substantiated, and the characteristics of cancer-associated MN are unknown. To address theseExpand
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Arterial stiffness and enlargement in mild-to-moderate chronic kidney disease.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Arterial stiffness and remodeling have been well documented in patients with end-stageExpand
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Diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography in the acute assessment of common thoracic lesions after trauma.
BACKGROUND The accuracy of combined clinical examination (CE) and chest radiography (CXR) (CE + CXR) vs thoracic ultrasonography in the acute assessment of pneumothorax, hemothorax, and lungExpand
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Establishing the relationship between complement activation and stimulation of phagocyte oxidative metabolism in hemodialyzed patients: a randomized prospective study.
The present prospective study was conducted in order to establish the relationship between complement activation and stimulation of phagocyte oxidative metabolism observed in long-term hemodialysisExpand
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Podocytes undergo phenotypic changes and express macrophagic-associated markers in idiopathic collapsing glomerulopathy.
Collapsing glomerulopathy (CG), a severe form of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSG), is characterized by tuft retraction and consolidation in numerous glomeruli and changes in podocyteExpand
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Factors associated with increased serum levels of cardiac troponins T and I in chronic haemodialysis patients: Chronic Haemodialysis And New Cardiac Markers Evaluation (CHANCE) study.
BACKGROUND Serum concentrations of the cardiac troponins (cTn) T and I, specific markers of myocardial injury, are frequently elevated in haemodialysis patients. The clinical relevance of this isExpand
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