Learn More
OBJECTIVE To investigate the safety of a novel, miniaturized, monoplane transesophageal echocardiography probe (mTEE) and its potential as a hemodynamic monitoring tool. DESIGN This was a retrospective analysis of the clinical evaluation of a disposable mTEE in ventilated patients with severe cardiogenic shock requiring hemodynamic support. mTEE(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of goal-directed therapy (GDT), after cardiac surgery, on the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI). DESIGN This is a prospective observational study designed to achieve and maintain maximum stroke volume for 8 hours, in patients after cardiac surgery. SETTING This is a single-center study in(More)
The present article outlines the basic principles of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and how they should guide clinical practice. The evidence supporting a selection of perioperative interventions is assessed against objective criteria. Many of the perioperative interventions that have been widely adopted into clinical practice are supported by very limited(More)
  • 1