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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Major improvements in perioperative care and immunobiology have not abated the risk for severe pulmonary complications after solid-organ transplantation. The aim of this study is to update information on infectious and noninfectious pulmonary complications after solid-organ transplantation, addressing epidemiology, risk factors, diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize the temporal pattern of a panel of blood and urinary biomarkers in an animal model of fecal peritonitis and recovery. DESIGN Prospective observational animal study. SETTING University research laboratory. SUBJECTS Male Wistar rats. INTERVENTIONS A fluid-resuscitated, long-term (3 d) rat model of sepsis (fecal peritonitis)(More)
The aim of this randomised, prospective, blinded study was to evaluate if stimulating catheters can decrease the minimum effective anaesthetic volume in 50% of patients during lumbar plexus block using mepivacaine 1.5% compared with standard catheters. Fifty-eight patients of ASA physical status 1-3 were randomly allocated to receive a lumbar plexus block(More)
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