Gabriela Sáenz

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OBJECTIVE To assess prospectively acute respiratory distress syndrome incidence, etiologies, physiologic and clinical features, and mortality and its predictors in four intensive care units in Argentina. DESIGN Prospective inception cohort. SETTING Four general intensive care units in teaching hospitals. PATIENTS All consecutive adult patients(More)
To assess renal dysfunction and outcome in patients treated exclusively with colistin vs. other antibiotics. Prospective cohort study in a mixed ICU in a university-affiliated hospital. 185 patients infected with Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa after an ICU stay longer than 48 h: 55 in the colistin group and 130 in the noncolistin group,(More)
We examined whether PEEP during the first hours of ARDS can induce such a change in oxygenation that could mask fulfillment of the AECC criteria of a PaO2/FIO2 ≤ 200 essential for ARDS diagnosis. Observational, prospective cohort in two medical-surgical ICU in teaching hospitals. 48 consecutive patients who met AECC criteria of ARDS on 0 PEEP (ZEEP) at the(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV), which is associated with increased health-care costs and risks of adverse events, and to identify its early predictors. DESIGN Retrospective cohort. SETTING A medical-surgical ICU in a university-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS All patients admitted to(More)
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