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Serial lactate determinations during circulatory shock
- J. Vincent, P. Dufaye, J. Berré, M. Leeman, J. Degaute, R. Kahn
- Critical care medicine
- 1 June 1983
During circulatory shock, repeated lactate determinations represent a more reliable prognostic index than an initial value taken alone and changes in lactate concentration can provide an early and objective evaluation of the patient's response to therapy. Expand
Albumin administration improves organ function in critically ill hypoalbuminemic patients: A prospective, randomized, controlled, pilot study*
- M. Dubois, Carlos E. A. Orellana-Jimenez, +7 authors J. Vincent
- Critical care medicine
- 1 October 2006
Albumin administration may improve organ function in hypoalbuminemic critically ill patients because it results in a less positive fluid balance and a better tolerance to enteral feeding. Expand
Methylene blue administration in septic shock: a clinical trial.
In septic shock patients, the administration of methylene blue results in a transient and reproducible increase in arterial pressure, associated with an improvement in cardiac function, but does not increase cellular oxygen availability. Expand
Effects of acidosis and alkalosis on hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in dogs.
- S. Brimioulle, P. Lejeune, J. Vachiery, M. Leeman, C. Mélot, R. Naeije
- Biology, Medicine
- The American journal of physiology
- 1 February 1990
Data indicate that in intact anesthetized dogs, metabolic acidosis and alkalosis, respectively, enhance and reverse hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) and suggest an pH-independent vasodilating effect of CO2. Expand
Prognosis of patients with systemic rheumatic diseases admitted to the intensive care unit
In patients with systemic rheumatic diseases admitted to the ICU for at least 48 h, poor prior chronic health status, APACHE II score, and infection were prognostic factors for in-hospital mortality. Expand
Effects of vasodilators on gas exchange in acute canine embolic pulmonary hypertension.
In this canine model of acute pulmonary embolism, VA/Q distributions were moderately impaired accounting for only slight hypoxemia, and pulmonary hypertension was partially reversible by hydralazine and by nitroprusside without associated non-flow-dependent change in VA/Z distributions and arterial oxygenation. Expand
Evaluation of standard and modified severity of illness scores in the obstetric patient.
APAChe-II and SAPS-II are good discriminators of illness severity and may be valuable for comparing obstetric cohorts, but APACHE-II significantly over-estimates mortality. Expand
Erythropoietin response is blunted in critically ill patients
EPO levels can be inappropriately low in critically ill patients, so that EPO deficiency may contribute to the development of anaemia in these patients. Expand
Self-measured versus ambulatory blood pressure in the diagnosis of hypertension
The findings are in line with the recommendations of the ASH Ad Hoc Panel that recommends HBP for screening while ABP has a better prognostic accuracy. Expand
Validity of pulse pressure and augmentation index as surrogate measures of arterial stiffness during beta-adrenergic stimulation
- D. Lemogoum, Gabriella Flores, +5 authors L. V. Van Bortel
- Journal of hypertension
- 1 March 2004
The findings show that AI and PP fail as surrogate measures of arterial stiffness during beta-adrenergic stimulation with Isoprenaline. Expand