Frederico Bruzzi de Carvalho

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INTRODUCTION Sedation overuse is frequent and possibly associated with poor outcomes in the intensive care unit (ICU) patients. However, the association of early oversedation with clinical outcomes has not been thoroughly evaluated. The aim of this study was to assess the association of early sedation strategies with outcomes of critically ill adult(More)
BACKGROUND Electrocardiographic (ECG) alterations occurring during the course of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) have been described frequently, but the incidence, patterns, and prognostic significance are not well defined. This study was designed to investigate these features. METHODS All patients admitted to a 31-bed department of intensive care between(More)
RATIONALE Sepsis is a major cause of mortality among critically ill patients with cancer. Information about clinical outcomes and factors associated with increased risk of death in these patients is necessary to help physicians recognize those patients who are most likely to benefit from ICU therapy and identify possible targets for intervention. (More)
Brain death (BD) alters the pathophysiology of patients and may damage the kidneys, the lungs, the heart and the liver. To obtain better quality transplant organs, intensive care physicians in charge of the maintenance of deceased donors should attentively monitor these organs. Careful hemodynamic, ventilatory and bronchial clearance management minimizes(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the characteristics of patients undergoing standard institutional protocol for management of resuscitated patients after a cardiac arrest episode, including therapeutic hypothermia. METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of 26 consecutive patients admitted following cardiac arrest, between January 2007 and November 2008. (More)
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