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Serial evaluation of the SOFA score to predict outcome in critically ill patients.
CONTEXT Evaluation of trends in organ dysfunction in critically ill patients may help predict outcome. OBJECTIVE To determine the usefulness of repeated measurement the Sequential Organ FailureExpand
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A prospective randomised multi-centre controlled trial on tight glucose control by intensive insulin therapy in adult intensive care units: the Glucontrol study
PurposeAn optimal target for glucose control in ICU patients remains unclear. This prospective randomized controlled trial compared the effects on ICU mortality of intensive insulin therapy (IIT)Expand
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Deleterious effects of beta‐blockers on survival in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites
Beta‐blockers may have a negative impact on survival in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the administration of beta‐blockers onExpand
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Sedative and analgesic practice in the intensive care unit: the results of a European survey.
Sedation and analgesia are important aspects of patient care on the intensive care unit (ICU), yet relatively little information is available on common sedative and analgesic practice. We sought toExpand
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Mild hyponatremia and risk of fracture in the ambulatory elderly.
BACKGROUND Mild hyponatremia is the commonest electrolyte imbalance in the older population and has been shown to be associated with gait and attention deficits resulting in higher frequency ofExpand
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Weaning from mechanical ventilation
Weaning covers the entire process of liberating the patient from mechanical support and from the endotracheal tube. Many controversial questions remain concerning the best methods for conducting thisExpand
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The Multiple Organ Dysfunction Score (MODS) versus the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score in outcome prediction
Abstract Objective. To compare outcome prediction using the Multiple Organ Dysfunction Score (MODS) and the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA), two of the systems most commonly used toExpand
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Body temperature alterations in the critically ill
ObjectiveTo determine the incidence of body temperature (BT) alterations in critically ill patients, and their relationship with infection and outcome.DesignProspective, observationalExpand
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Development of ionized hypomagnesemia is associated with higher mortality rates
ObjectivePrevious studies have shown a wide variation in the prevalence of total serum hypomagnesemia in intensive are unit (ICU) patients and in associated mortality rates. As the ionized part ofExpand
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C-reactive protein levels correlate with mortality and organ failure in critically ill patients.
STUDY OBJECTIVES C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase protein, the blood levels of which increase rapidly in response to infection, trauma, ischemia, burns, and other inflammatory conditions.Expand
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