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We report an apparent solution to nasal dryness for patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome treated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) when a hygroscopic condenser humidifier is introduced into the CPAP circuit. Six patients underwent a 5-h test period of nasal CPAP therapy with a mask containing a hygroscopic humidifier. The water(More)
A substitutive anticoagulant therapy is requested when HIT is associated with thombosis. LMWH have been proposed in this setting, but were occasionally suspected to sustain platelet consumption. An association with aspirin, which can prevent in vitro heparin-induced platelet aggregation, has been evaluated in a prospective clinical trial. Fourteen(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the indications, settings and techniques used in renal replacement therapy (RRT) in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). STUDY DESIGN A prospective, multicenter observational study was carried out. SETTING Intensive Care Units. PATIENTS All patients admitted to ICUs during the two-month study period in 2011 who required RRT. (More)
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