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BACKGROUND To validate a new practical Sepsis Severity Score for patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) including the clinical conditions at the admission (severe sepsis/septic shock), the origin of the cIAIs, the delay in source control, the setting of acquisition and any risk factors such as age and immunosuppression. METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To study and compare the specific postoperative complications of thyroidectomy in a population with a BMI ≥25 with a population having a BMI below 25. DESIGN A prospective study was carried out from September 2010 to January 2013. METHODS Postoperative calcemia, laryngeal mobility, bleeding or infectious complications, postoperative hospital(More)
The European Union Emissions Trading System: should we throw the flagship out with the bathwater? Abstract The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS), presented as thè`flagship'' of European climate policy, is subject to many criticisms from different stakeholders. Criticisms include the insufficient carbon emissions reduction, the competitiveness(More)