Elena Martinez-Casanova

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ENTROPY™ is a new anesthetic depth monitor based on the analysis of the EEG signal. Our aim has been to evaluate sedation of intubated surgical critically ill patients by means of the Ramsay sedation score, the Bispectral index and ENTROPY™, and to analyse the correlation between these variables. Sedation was evaluated every 15 min for a 1 h period in 50(More)
BACKGROUND The Surviving Sepsis Campaign was launched in 2002, aiming at a 25% reduction in mortality in sepsis during a 5-year period. We hypothesized that the compliance with an adapted sepsis bundle would improve intensive care unit (ICU) survival in a cohort of surgical septic shock patients. METHODS A retrospective, observational study was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to study if baseline serum cortisol is related to the hemodynamic response to steroid treatment in septic shock patients and if the measurement of total proteins and eosinophil count improves its accuracy. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed in 66 consecutive surgical septic shock patients receiving steroid treatment.(More)
OBJECTIVES The plotting of pressure-volume curves and the performance of alveolar recruitment maneuvers are common practices in the care of patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), even though potentially harmful hemodynamic effects are associated with sustaining a high intrathoracic pressure. Our aim was to analyze hemodynamic and(More)
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