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An updated study-level meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials on proning in ARDS and acute lung injury
IntroductionIn patients with acute lung injury (ALI) and/or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), recent randomised controlled trials (RCTs) showed a consistent trend of mortality reductionExpand
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Mechanical influences on fluid leakage past the tracheal tube cuff in a benchtop model
PurposeHigh-volume low-pressure (HVLP) cuffs on endotracheal tubes do not fully protect the lower airway from leakage of potentially contaminated secretions down the longitudinal folds within theExpand
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A model to predict short-term death or readmission after intensive care unit discharge.
OBJECTIVE Early unplanned readmission to the intensive care unit (ICU) carries a poor prognosis, and post-ICU mortality may be related, in part, to premature ICU discharge. Our objectives were toExpand
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Prednisone in COPD exacerbation requiring ventilatory support: an open-label randomised evaluation
Recommendation of the use of systemic steroids in chronic obstructive disease (COPD) exacerbation rely on trials that excluded patients requiring ventilatory support. In an open-label, randomisedExpand
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Randomized intubation with polyurethane or conical cuffs to prevent pneumonia in ventilated patients.
RATIONALE The occurrence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is linked to the aspiration of contaminated pharyngeal secretions around the endotracheal tube. Tubes with cuffs made of polyurethaneExpand
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Scorpion-related cardiomyopathy: Clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, and treatment
Abstract Context. Scorpion envenomation is a threat to more than 2 billion people worldwide with an annual sting number exceeding one million. Acute heart failure presenting as cardiogenic shock orExpand
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Weaning difficult-to-wean chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: a pilot study comparing initial hemodynamic effects of levosimendan and dobutamine.
PURPOSE To compare the short-term hemodynamic effects of levosimendan and dobutamine in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients experiencing weaning difficulties in relation withExpand
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Sténose congénitale de l'œsophage par hétérotopie trachéobronchique : à propos de 2 cas et revue de littérature
Resume La stenose congenitale de l'œsophage (SCO) par heterotopie tracheobronchique se definit par la presence anormale de tissu d'origine tracheale dans la paroi œsophagienne entrainant unExpand
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Effects of discontinuing or continuing ongoing statin therapy in severe sepsis and septic shock: a retrospective cohort study
IntroductionRecent publications suggest potential benefits from statins as a preventive or adjuvant therapy in sepsis. Whether ongoing statin therapy should be continued or discontinued in patientsExpand
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Meta-analysis of controlled studies on immunotherapy in severe scorpion envenomation
Background Despite conflicting evidence, specific serotherapy is recommended for scorpion envenomation. Methods A meta-analysis of prospective or observational controlled studies, comparingExpand
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