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OBJECTIVE Pressure-support ventilation is widely used during the weaning phase in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. The pressure-support level is adjusted to prevent ventilator-induced lung injury while limiting the patient's work of breathing. Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist is an assist mode that applies a positive pressure(More)
To determine whether organizational culture is associated with preventability assessment of reported adverse events (AE) in intensive care units (ICU). Blind review of time randomly distributed case notes written in the form of structured abstracts by the nurses who participated in recently implemented morbidity and mortality conferences from December 2006(More)
Hyperammonemic coma is rare except in association with hepatic encephalopathy. When liver disease is ruled out, hyperammonemia should suggest the existence of a portosystemic shunt or an inherited urea cycle defect [1]. Urinary ureterocolic diversion (UD) that has been widely used for years to treat bladder exstrophy can be responsible for hyperammonemic(More)
Enfin, quatre (3,5 %) enfants évalués Cormack IV en vision directe se sont révélés Cormack I en vision indirecte avec le GlideScope Cobalt. Le temps requis pour l’intubation (mise en place du GlideScope et canulation trachéale) était en moyenne de 30 secondes, comparables à celles retrouvées dans la littérature [1,3,4], avec 70 % de succès lors de la(More)
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