Dr. W. Hasibeder

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Transcutaneus PO2 (PtcO2) is suggested to reflect tissue oxygenation in intensive care patients, whereas transcutaneous PCO2 (PtcCO2) is advocated as a noninvasive method for assessing PaCO2. In 24 critically ill adult patients (mean Apache II score 14.2, SD 4.7) we investigated the impact of variables that are commonly thought to determine PtcO2 and PtcCO2(More)
I read with surprise in the interesting article by J. Pngin and P.M. Suter (Intensive Care Med [1992] 18:6-10) that the author instills 10-15 ml of 2% lidocaine into the tracheobronchial tree before performing bronchoalveolar lavage for quantitative bacterial cultures for the diagnosis of pneumonia. Perhaps the authors are not aware of the fact that(More)
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