Luciano Madeira

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OBJECTIVE We investigate the demographic, clinical and surgical variables associated with wound and ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt infections in a well-defined group of patients submitted to neurosurgical myelomeningocele repair. METHODS We analyzed the data of sixty consecutive patients with a myelomeningocele diagnosis submitted to neurosurgical repair(More)
Methods A multicenter prospective cohort study was performed with all consecutive adult patients admitted to mixed medical-surgical ICUs in Southern Brazil between May 2014 and December 2014. The present study is part of BaSICS (Brazilian Study of Post Intensive Care Syndrome). Hyperactive delirium was diagnosed by the confusion assessment method for the(More)
Methods A unicenter prospective cohort study was conducted in a mixed medical-surgical ICU in southern Brazil between April 2008 and May 2013. All consecutive neurocritical care patients admitted during the study period were followed up. Stepwise Cox and logistic regressions were performed to identify factors associated with ICU mortality and poor(More)
PURPOSE Early discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU) may constitute a strategy of resource consumption optimization; however, unplanned readmission of hospitalized patients to an ICU is associated with a worse outcome. We aimed to compare the effectiveness of the Stability and Workload Index for Transfer score (SWIFT), Sequential Organ Failure(More)
Introduction Intensive care unit (ICU) admission may be required in cancer patients for management of acute illnessess associated with underlying malignancy or complications of cancer therapy. The higher mortality rates found in this population, in comparison to non-cancer critically ill patients, may be attributable to confounding bias due to a higher(More)
Methods A multicenter prospective cohort study was conducted with all consecutive adult patients admitted to mixed medical-surgical ICUs in Southern Brazil between May 2014 and December 2014. The decline of functional status in the period ranging from 3 months before ICU admission to 3 months after ICU discharge was evaluated through variations in Barthel(More)
Methods A multicenter cross sectional study was conducted in Southern Brazil between May 2014 and March 2015. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) were applied in all consecutive ICU survivors within the first 72 hours after discharge from ICU. A stepwise multiple linear regression was performed to identify factors associated with symptoms of(More)
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