Dariusz Maciejewski

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BACKGROUND Mechanical ventilation is the primary method of supporting organ function in patients treated in intensive care units (ICUs). Lung damage from mechanical ventilation can be avoided by using the correct ventilation modes. This study was designed to assess the epidemiology and treatment strategies of patients receiving mechanical ventilation in(More)
Mechanical ventilation of disease-affected lungs, as well as being an inadequate mode of ventilation for initially healthy lungs, can cause significant changes in their structure and function. In order to differentiate these processes, two terms are used: ventilator-associated lung injury (VALI) and ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). In both cases, lung(More)
Sufentanil, a potent α-1 agonistic opioid, was synthesized in mid-1970s. It was introduced into clinical practice ten years later, gaining some popularity over the last twenty years. A piperidine derivative, sufentanil has been reported to be 6-10 times more potent than fentanyl, depending on the route of administration; it has been registered for(More)
Sedation and analgesia, which are universally used in intensive care units (ICUs), provide patients with comfort and safety. The current trends aim at light sedation; the objective is to ensure the minimal sedation level for improving patients' autonomy and enabling the professional staff to assess the patients' neurological status and cognitive functions.(More)
Early results of treatment of severe craniocerebral injury were analysed in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Province Hospital in Bielsko Biała. The preliminary scoring below 15 points of Glasgow scale was obtained. During five years of observation 63 out of 78 patients (80.7%) died. Full recovery was obtained in two cases (2.56%).(More)
This article presents in illustrations the classical technique of transdermal identification and anatomy of paravertebral space (PVS) comparing to other techniques. This have to be acknowledged by anaesthesiologists as well as by other specialists to perform thoracic paravertebral blockade (TPVB)--earlier elapsed but nowadays getting more popular--safely.(More)