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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome presents with a variety of neurologic features, which, although devastating at some point, are potentially reversible on prompt recognition and institution of appropriated treatment. We report the management of three cases occurring in the last 4 years in our tertiary university hospital.
Massive postpartum haemorrhage is a major worldwide cause of maternal mortality. Management requires intensive fluid resuscitation and blood transfusion. Although fluid therapy is often directed by the results of a full blood count and clotting screen, recent technological advances allow monitoring of haemodynamic function and cardiac output.… (More)
Data on biliary carriage of bacteria and, specifically, of bacteria with worrisome and unexpected resistance traits (URB) are lacking. A prospective study (April 2010 to December 2011) was performed that included all patients admitted for <48 h for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a Spanish hospital. Bile samples were cultured and… (More)
Collapse of liver parenchyma, as seen in acute hepatitis with bridging necrosis, can be distinguished from new fibre formation in chronic liver disease by orcein staining. This shows abundant elastic fibres in association with fibrosis, but not in areas of collapse.
BACKGROUND Transfusion of allogeneic blood influences outcome after surgery. Despite widespread availability of transfusion guidelines, transfusion practices might vary among physicians, departments, hospitals and countries. Our aim was to determine the amount of packed red blood cells (pRBC) and blood products transfused intraoperatively, and to describe… (More)
PURPOSE Because procalcitonin (PCT) might be surrogate for antimicrobial discontinuation in general intensive care units (ICUs), this study explored its use for secondary peritonitis in 4 surgical ICUs (SICUs). METHODS A retrospective study including all consecutive patients with secondary peritonitis, controlled infection source, requiring surgery, and… (More)
Idiosyncratic drug-induced agranulocytosis is considered a rare but life-threatening adverse event with an approximate incidence ranging from 2.4 to 15.5 cases per million population1 and a mortality rate about 10%2. Agranulocytosis classically results in a neutrophil count of under 0.5x109/l. Current drugs most commonly associated are antibiotics… (More)
Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome caused by skeletal muscle cells destruction which can occur for many reasons, including prolonged immobilization. The main complication of the syndrome is the development of acute renal failure. Rhabdomyolysis and myoglobinuria are responsible for approximately 5% of all causes of acute renal failure in the USA. The cause of… (More)