BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
Sepsis is the main cause of death in patients treated in intensive care units (ICU). The aim of this study was to evaluate etiology, prognostic factors and mortality of septic patients treated in ICU of Passo Fundo, Brazil.
Out of 971 consecutive patients prospectively evaluated from August 2005 to February 2006, 560 were… (More)
The hemorrhagic syndrome caused by contact with Lonomia obliqua caterpillars has reached epidemic proportions in southern Brazil. This study aimed at assessing the efficacy of two different dosages of an antilonomic serum (SALon) in the treatment of patients who had accidental contact with L. obliqua caterpillars. A randomized, prospective controlled trial… (More)