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INTRODUCTION The relationship between admission time and intensive care unit (ICU) mortality is inconclusive and influenced by various factors. This study aims to estimate the effect of admission time on ICU outcomes in a tertiary teaching hospital in China by propensity score matching (PSM) and stratified analysis. METHODS A total of 2,891 consecutive(More)
To investigate incidence, causes, and outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in adult patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) in Shanghai. A prospective 12-month survey during 2001–2002 of the predispositions, clinical management strategies, complications, and 90-day survival rates of patients with ARDS. Fifteen ICU in 12 university(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and TNF receptor superfamily (TNFR)-mediated immune response play an essential role in the pathogenesis of severe sepsis. Studies examining associations of TNF and lymphotoxin-α (LTA) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with severe sepsis have produced conflicting results. The objective of this study was to(More)
Effect of the molecular structure of lignin-based polyoxyethylene ether (EHL-PEG) on enzymatic hydrolysis of Avicel and corn stover was investigated. With the increase of PEG contents and molecular weight of EHL-PEG, glucose yield of corn stover increased. EHL-PEG enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis of corn stover significantly at buffer pH 4.8-5.5. Glucose yield(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal timing of renal replacement therapy (RRT) initiation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery remains controversial. This study aimed to determine whether preemptive RRT or standard RRT was associated with hospital mortality in cardiac surgical patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS Data were retrospectively collected from(More)
Dear Editor, Severe pneumonia is an entity requiring admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) or carrying a high risk of death [1]. It is also regarded as a serious complication after renal transplantation, which frequently needs comprehensive management. The 28-day mortality of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to severe pneumonia in our(More)
This study examined whether continuous hemofiltration favorably affects cardiopulmonary variables, lung inflammation, and lung fluid balance in a canine model of oleic acid induced acute lung injury. Eleven pentobarbital-anesthetized dogs were randomly divided into a control (mechanical ventilation, MV) group (n=6) and a MV plus hemofiltration (HF) group(More)
Recent studies showed that overwhelming inflammatory response mediated by the toll-like receptor (TLR)-related pathway was important in the development of acute lung injury (ALI). The aim of this study was to determine whether common genetic variation in four genes of the TLR signaling pathway were associated with sepsis-induced ALI susceptibility and risk(More)
Keratinocyte growth factor-2 (KGF-2) plays a key role in lung development, but its role in acute lung injury has not been well characterized. Lipopolysaccharide instillation caused acute lung injury, which significantly elevated lung wet-to-dry weight ratio, protein and neutrophils in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), inhibited surfactant protein A and C(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic power of n-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in sepsis is disputable and unstable among different models. We attempt to evaluate the prognostic potential of NT-proBNP in combination with the sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score in sepsis. METHODS In this retrospective study, 100 consecutive sepsis(More)