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Prospective study of peripheral arterial catheter infection and comparison with concurrently sited central venous catheters*
Objective: Peripheral arterial catheters are perceived as having low infective potential compared with other catheters and may be overlooked as a cause of catheter-related bloodstream infection. WeExpand
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Risk factors for peripheral intravenous catheter failure: a multivariate analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial.
OBJECTIVE To assess the relative importance of independent risk factors for peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) failure. METHODS Secondary data analysis from a randomized controlled trial ofExpand
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Glasgow Coma Scale: variation in mortality among permutations of specific total scores
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether different score permutations of the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) giving the same GCS total score were associated with significantlyExpand
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Influence of insertion site on central venous catheter colonization and bloodstream infection rates
ObjectiveTo compare colonization and catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) rates among three insertion sites (subclavian, internal jugular, femoral) used for central venous catheter (CVC)Expand
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Acquired hypernatraemia is an independent predictor of mortality in critically ill patients
This study reports the incidence and associated mortality of acquired hypernatraemia (Na > 150 mmol.l−1) in a general medical/surgical intensive care unit. Patients admitted over a 5‐year period withExpand
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Central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections: an analysis of incidence and risk factors in a cohort of 400 patients
Objective: To determine the incidence of central catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) and to compare patient and catheter characteristics of those with and without CR-BSI from a clinicallyExpand
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Severe community acquired pneumonia: a one-year analysis in a tertiary referral intensive care unit.
AIMS To define outcomes, characteristics, microbiology and salient prognostic factors of patients admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU) with severe community acquired pneumonia, over a one yearExpand
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The effect of extubation failure on outcome in a multidisciplinary Australian intensive care unit.
BACKGROUND A reported association between extubation failure (EF) and increased hospital length of stay and mortality led us to assess outcome of EF in an Australian intensive care unit. DESIGN ANDExpand
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Unplanned Early Readmission to the Intensive Care Unit: A Case-Control Study of Patient, Intensive Care and Ward-Related Factors
The purpose of this study was to identify patient, intensive care and ward-based risk factors for early, unplanned readmission to the intensive care unit. A five-year retrospective case-control studyExpand
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Elevation in interleukin 13 levels in patients diagnosed with systemic inflammatory response syndrome
ObjectiveTo examine plasma levels and circadian rhythm of interleukin 13 (IL-13), tumour necrosis factor (TNF) α and total serum cortisol in the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).DesignExpand
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