Joaquim Matéo

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INTRODUCTION The risk factors associated with poor outcome in generalized peritonitis are still debated. Our aim was to analyze clinical and bacteriological factors associated with the occurrence of shock and mortality in patients with secondary generalized peritonitis. METHODS This was a prospective observational study involving 180 consecutive patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Our aim was to describe inflammatory cytokines response in the peritoneum and plasma of patients with peritonitis. We also tested the hypothesis that scenarios associated with worse outcome would result in different cytokine release patterns. Therefore, we compared cytokine responses according to the occurrence of septic shock, mortality, type(More)
INTRODUCTION The occurrence of cardiac dysfunction is common after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and was hypothesized to be related to the release of endogenous catecholamines. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the relationship between endogenous catecholamine and cardiac dysfunction at the onset and during the first week after SAH. (More)
Differences in the composition of ventricular and lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) based on single pairs of samples have previously been described. We describe a patient that developed post-surgical recurrent meningitis monitored by daily biochemical and bacteriological CSF analysis, simultaneously withdrawn from lumbar space and ventricles. A 20-year-old(More)
INTRODUCTION Septic shock is one of the most frequent causes of admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) and is associated with a poor prognosis. Early and late death in septic shock should be distinguished because they may involve different underlying mechanisms. In various conditions, the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte count ratio (NLCR) has been described as(More)
This peer-reviewed article can be downloaded, printed and distributed freely for any purposes (see copyright notice below). permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract Introduction: Our aim was to describe inflammatory cytokines response in the peritoneum
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