Charles Vidal

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Epidemiological data regarding the frequency of the different causes of coma and their evolution over time in the ICU are scarce [1–4]. In the 1970s, Plum and Posner [2] described the causes of 500 successive cases of coma. However, since then no specific study focusing on the causes of coma and their evolution over time has been published although the ICU(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic bioreactance is a noninvasive and continuous method of cardiac output (CO) measurement that is being developed in adult patients. Very little information is available on thoracic bioreactance use in children. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the ability of a bioreactance device (NICOM(®) ; Cheetah Medical, Tel Aviv,(More)
OBJECTIVE Acidosis is a very common pathologic process in perioperative management. However, how to correct severe acidosis to improve the efficacy of vasoconstrictors in hemodynamically unstable patients is still debated. The present study investigated whether severe extracellular acidosis influences the vasoactive properties of vasoconstrictors on human(More)
OBJECTIVES The 'Special Urgency1' (SU1) offers a 48-h national priority for critically ill cardiac recipients in France. We evaluated our experience of high-urgency cardiac transplantation. METHODS Between January 2005 and December 2012, 265 patients met the criteria for SU1 waiting list enrolment at our Institution: 212 patients were transplanted during(More)
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