Carmen Pérez-Paredes

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OBJECTIVES Our primary goal was to evaluate the impact on in-hospital mortality rate of adequate empirical antibiotic therapy, after controlling for confounding variables, in a cohort of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with sepsis. The impact of adequate empirical antibiotic therapy on early (<3 days), 28-day, and 60-day mortality rates(More)
Nosocomial bacteremia caused by Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) is of increasing concern in critically ill patients, and the risk factors for this infection are not well established. An inception cohort study in a 40-bed medical and surgical intensive care unit (ICU) at a single institution was conducted during a 2-year period to determine the risk factors for(More)
The immunosuppressive effects of intravenous lipid emulsions are a matter of great concern and debate. In a rat model of gram-negative bacteremia, we assessed whether the use of three intravenous lipid emulsions with different triacylglycerol compositions could influence mortality, bacterial clearance, and prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) levels and compared(More)
Oxytocin is a synthetically prepared hormone that stimulates contractions of uterine smooth muscle and it is used for induction and augmentation of labor as well as in abortions. Adverse effects reported with oxytocin include reflex tachycardia, hypotension, electrocardiographic changes, increased cardiac output, myocardial infarction, alteration in fetal(More)
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