Caroline Sabatier

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BACKGROUND Bioreactance estimates cardiac output in a non-invasive way. We evaluated the ability of a bioreactance device (NICOM®) to estimate cardiac index (CI) and to track relative changes induced by volume expansion. METHODS In 48 critically ill patients, we measured CI estimated by the NICOM® device (CINicom) and by transpulmonary thermodilution(More)
This prospective study was aimed to test the hypothesis that tissue hemoglobin oxygen saturation (StO₂) measured noninvasively using near-infrared spectroscopy is a reliable indicator of global oxygen delivery (DO₂) measured invasively using a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) in patients with septic shock. The study setting was a 26-bed medical-surgical(More)
In this study, we aimed to determine the utility of a multiple system intervention to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI) in our intensive care unit (ICU). A prospective cohort study was undertaken in the medical and surgical ICU at a university hospital. We applied five measures: educational sessions about inserting and maintaining(More)
Intravascular catheters are essential in most hospital units. These devices are the most common source of nosocomial bloodstream infections. Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospitalization, and increased costs. CR-BSI can be diagnosed by different bacteriologic techniques,(More)
In conscious spontaneously hypertensive rats, pergolide (50.0 micrograms/kg s.c.) produced a sustained decrease in tail artery pressure which was blocked by haloperidol (1.0 mg/kg s.c.) pretreatment. In anesthetized spontaneously hypertensive rats this effect was accompanied by a fall in total peripheral resistance inasmuch as pergolide did not(More)
Cardiac chronotropic response to adrenergic activity at rest and exercise has been studied in 8 sea-level natives on the first two days of exposure to high altitude hypoxia (3823 m, 473 mmHg). Maximal O2 uptake (VO2max) was determined at low altitude (day 0:D0) and high altitude (day 2:D2). Submaximal exercise tests were performed at low altitude (day 1:D1)(More)
To determine (1) whether changes in plasma histamine occurred during provoked bronchospasm and (2) if so, whether such changes could be related to variations in plasma catecholamines, venous plasma histamine and catecholamines were measured during a dose-response carbachol challenge in eight healthy volunteers. A significant rise in plasma histamine was(More)
Plasma catecholamines assayed by a double isotope radio enzymatic method were studied in the basal state and during a thyrotrophin-releasing hormone (TRH)-test in 7 acromegalics, divided into 2 groups: active and non-active acromegalics, according to clinical and biological criteria. Basal plasma norepinephrine levels were significantly increased in the(More)
The role of catecholamines in postextrasystolic potentiation was assessed in 30 patients during continuous coupled right ventricular pacing. Hemodynamic data were recorded in 15 patients (group 1); in the other 15 patients (group 2), coronary blood flow and metabolic variables, including catecholamines, were measured. Data were recorded in the control state(More)