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New diagnostic peritoneal lavage criteria for diagnosis of intestinal injury.
BACKGROUND Although diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) is a well-established, reliably objective method of diagnosis of intraperitoneal injury, it is too sensitive to be used as an indicator forExpand
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Blunt traumatic rupture of the heart: an experience in Tokyo.
The present study was planned to clarify the characteristics of blunt traumatic cardiac rupture. We performed a retrospective analysis of 63 patients with blunt traumatic cardiac rupture during theExpand
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A randomized, controlled, multicenter trial of the effects of antithrombin on disseminated intravascular coagulation in patients with sepsis
IntroductionTo test the hypothesis that the administration of antithrombin concentrate improves disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), resulting in recovery from DIC and better outcomes inExpand
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Role of resuscitative emergency field thoracotomy in the Japanese helicopter emergency medical service system.
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether emergency thoracotomy (ET) performed in pre-hospital settings contributed to saving the lives of blunt trauma patients with impending or recent cardiac arrest. Expand
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Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for the prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia in severely burned patients.
BACKGROUND Patients with severe burns are at increased risk of developing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ventilator-associated pneumonia. This study was designed to determineExpand
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A new look at criteria for damage control surgery.
BACKGROUND Several reports have validated the criteria for damage control surgery (DCS). However, although metabolic acidosis and body temperature can be measured quickly, tests for predicting theExpand
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High Mobility Group Box 1 in Cerebrospinal Fluid From Several Neurological Diseases at Early Time Points
ABSTRACT The present study aimed to elucidate the possible role of High Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1), which is a candidate prognostic marker in diseases that combine inflammation and tissue injury,Expand
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Use of an air ambulance system improves time to treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to clarify whether a helicopter ambulance system (doctor helicopter system; DHS) could shorten the time interval to coronary intervention in the treatment ofExpand
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Detection of circulating superantigens in an intensive care unit population.
OBJECTIVE Plasma concentrations of superantigens were measured in an intensive care unit (ICU) population and the relationship of superantigen positive rates with the presence of sepsis wasExpand
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