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Impact of an intensive care unit diary on psychological distress in patients and relatives*
Objective:To assess the impact of an intensive care unit diary on the psychological well-being of patients and relatives 3 and 12 months after intensive care unit discharge. Design:ProspectiveExpand
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Outcomes in severe sepsis and patients with septic shock: Pathogen species and infection sites are not associated with mortality*
Objectives:We evaluated the respective influence of the causative pathogen and infection site on hospital mortality from severe sepsis related to community-, hospital-, and intensive careExpand
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Infective endocarditis in the intensive care unit: clinical spectrum and prognostic factors in 228 consecutive patients
ObjectiveTo identify factors associated with in-hospital outcome of adult patients admitted to the ICU with infective endocarditis (IE).Design and settingRetrospective study performed in the twoExpand
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Decision-making process, outcome, and 1-year quality of life of octogenarians referred for intensive care unit admission
ObjectiveTo describe triage decisions and subsequent outcomes in octogenarians referred to an ICU.Design and settingProspective observational study in the medical ICU in a tertiary nonuniversityExpand
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Epidemiology and economic evaluation of severe sepsis in France: age, severity, infection site, and place of acquisition (community, hospital, or intensive care unit) as determinants of workload and
PURPOSE Severe sepsis is a leading cause of death in critically ill patients. We evaluated cost and workload according to infection site, place and time of acquisition, and severity. MATERIAL ANDExpand
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Impact of Unplanned Extubation and Reintubation after Weaning on Nosocomial Pneumonia Risk in the Intensive Care Unit: A Prospective Multicenter Study
Background The authors prospectively evaluated the occurrence and outcomes of unplanned extubations (self-extubation and accidental extubation) and reintubation after weaning, and examined theExpand
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Predictors of intensive care unit refusal in French intensive care units: A multiple-center study*
Objective:To identify factors associated with granting or refusing intensive care unit (ICU) admission, to analyze ICU characteristics and triage decisions, and to describe mortality in admitted andExpand
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Systemic antifungal therapy in critically ill patients without invasive fungal infection*
Objective:To determine the number of adult or pediatric intensive care unit patients without documented invasive fungal infection who receive systemic antifungal therapy. Design:A 1-dayExpand
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Body mass index. An additional prognostic factor in ICU patients.
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between body mass index (BMI) and mortality in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients. DESIGN. A prospective multi-center study. INTERVENTIONS None. METHODSExpand
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Half the family members of intensive care unit patients do not want to share in the decision-making process: A study in 78 French intensive care units*
Objective:To evaluate the opinions of intensive care unit staff and family members about family participation in decisions about patients in intensive care units in France, a country where theExpand
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