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INTRODUCTION The incidence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) related to a central venous catheter varies considerably in ICUs depending on the population included. The aim of this study was to determine subclavian central venous catheter (SCVC)-related DVT risk factors in severely traumatized patients with regard to two kinds of polyurethane catheters. (More)
Two cases are described of surgery for spondylolisthesis requiring prolonged knee-chest position (5 h 20 min and 4 h 30 min); acute renal failure with anuria occurred early in one case (within the first 24 h postoperatively), and later in the other case (on the 8th day). The diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis was made on the increase of CPK and myoglobin blood(More)
BACKGROUND Barbiturate therapy in severely traumatic brain-injured (TBI) patients is usually monitored by an electroencephalogram (EEG) with burst-suppression pattern as a target. The Bispectral Index (BIS) is derived from EEG and considers cortical silence. We sought to determine whether a BIS range could predict a specific burst-suppression pattern. (More)
Brain death results in various changes in circulation haemostasis, acid-base balance and glycoregulation. This study was carried out between February 1988 and December 1988 in 91 patients with brain death. Age range was between 6 and 58 years. The cause of brain death was brain trauma (71%) and vascular malformations (26%). In all patients a cardio-vascular(More)
A 32-year-old man sustained a severe head injury in a road traffic accident. On admission, he was in deep coma (6 on the Glasgow coma scale). The aortic knuckle was difficult to identify on a plain chest film. Twenty hours after admission, the aortic knuckle had completely disappeared and the mediastinal shadow had become enlarged. The diagnosis of a(More)
OBJECTIVE Bispectral index (BIS) may be used in traumatic brain-injured patients (TBI) with intractable intracranial hypertension to adjust barbiturate infusion but it is obtained through a unilateral frontal electrode. The objective of this study was to evaluate differences in BIS between hemispheres in two groups: unilateral frontal (UFI) and diffuse (DI)(More)
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