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Evolution in the Management of Hepatic Trauma: A 25-Year Perspective
The treatment and outcome of liver injuries have changed dramatically in 25 years and the death rates from both blunt and penetrating trauma have improved significantly through each successive decade of the study. Expand
Multiple system organ failure. The role of uncontrolled infection.
Evaluation of multiple factors demonstrated that MSOF is primarily due to infection, the temporal sequence of organ failure is lung, liver, gastric mucosa, and kidney, andMSOF is the most common fatal expression of uncontrolled infection. Expand
Clarification of Risk Factors for Abdominal Operations in Patients with Hepatic Cirrhosis
It is concluded that celiotomy in the cirrhotic patient is truly associated with very high morbidity and mortality, and preoperative assessment can predict survival with 89% accuracy. Expand
Acute hyperglycemia and the innate immune system: Clinical, cellular, and molecular aspects
Acute, short-term hyperglycemia affects all major components of innate immunity and impairs the ability of the host to combat infection, even though certain distinctive proinflammatory alterations of the immune response can be observed under these conditions. Expand
Perioperative supplemental oxygen therapy and surgical site infection: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Perioperative supplemental oxygen therapy exerts a significant beneficial effect in the prevention of surgical site infections and is recommended along with maintenance of normothermia, meticulous glycemic control, and preservation of intravascular volume perioperatively in the Prevention of SSIs. Expand
Enterococcal Bacteremia Clinical Implications and Determinants of Death
By chi-square analysis, patients with urinary tract and soft tissue infections had significantly better survival rates than the group as a whole, while patients with intra-abdominal sepsis, polymicrobial bacteremia, or an unknown focus of infection did statistically worse. Expand
Carcinoma and the calcified gall bladder.
  • H. Polk
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • 1 April 1966
The frequency of coexistent calcification and carcinoma is such that operation should be undertaken in those individuals with roentgenographic evidence of calcification of the gall bladder who are acceptable operative risks. Expand
Clinical and economic outcomes of oral linezolid versus intravenous vancomycin in the treatment of MRSA-complicated, lower-extremity skin and soft-tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant
Clinical outcomes were significantly better with linezolid than with vancomycin, andLinezolid was associated with reduced length of stay and outpatient charges. Expand
Prophylactic antibiotics in surgery and surgical wound infections.
Wound infection remains a considerable cause of morbidity and mortality among surgical patients, despite the relative success of prophylactic antibiotics, and many researchers would argue that contemporary dosing regimens should be reevaluated. Expand