CC Rodrigues

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Introduction Noninvasive ventilation is a safe and eff ective method to treat acute respiratory failure, minimizing the respiratory workload and oxygenation. Few studies compare the effi cacy of diff erent types of noninvasive ventilation interfaces and their adaptation. Objective To identify the most frequently noninvasive ventilation interfaces used and(More)
Alternative surgical procedures to treat unclippable aneurysms of the intracavernous carotid artery include proximal vessel occlusion and trapping. Those techniques, even in patients with rich collateral vessels, are associated with risk of hemodynamic compromise and ischemic complications. Therefore, a safe treatment requires revascularization to maintain(More)
Infection of intracranial catheters is a common complication of ICP monitoring. The introduction of a simple technique of ensheathing the entire length of the external segment of the catheter in a sterile plastic sheath resulted in a decreased infection rate. In the study year, one of 78 patients developed catheter-induced meningitis, compared with seven of(More)
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