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Determinants of moral distress in medical and surgical nurses at an adult acute tertiary care hospital.
AIM To determine the prevalence and contributing factors of moral distress in medical and surgical nurses. BACKGROUND Moral distress from ethical conflicts in the work environment is associatedExpand
The relationship between moral distress and perception of futile care in the critical care unit.
PURPOSE Study the relationship between moral distress (MD) and futile care in the critical care unit (CCU). SUBJECTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey consisting of 38 clinical situationsExpand
Long-term survival and functional capacity in cardiac surgery patients after prolonged intensive care
ObjectiveTo determine whether hospital discharge alone represents a good outcome for patients who had prolonged intensive care after cardiac surgery by studying their postdischarge survival andExpand
Ethical challenges with the left ventricular assist device as a destination therapy
The left ventricular assist device was originally designed to be surgically implanted as a bridge to transplantation for patients with chronic end-stage heart failure. On the basis of the REMATCHExpand
Predictors of outcome in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged intensive care stay.
OBJECTIVE To determine the predictors of outcome in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged ICU stay. DESIGN Inception cohort with retrospective chart review. SETTING Adult cardiovascular ICU.Expand
Perioperative predictors of extubation failure and the effect on clinical outcome after cardiac surgery.
OBJECTIVES To determine perioperative predictors of extubation failure (requirement for reintubation and mechanical ventilation after prior successful weaning from ventilator support and extubation)Expand
Influence of individual characteristics on outcome of glycemic control in intensive care unit patients with or without diabetes mellitus.
OBJECTIVE To clarify the relationship of patient and critical illness characteristics (including any history of diabetes mellitus) to glycemic control with insulin and hospital mortality. PATIENTSExpand
Unplanned transfers to the intensive care unit: the role of the shock index.
BACKGROUND Unplanned (unexpected) transfers to the intensive care unit (ICU) are typically preceded by physiologic instability. However, trends toward instability may be subtle and not accuratelyExpand
Perioperative determinants of morbidity and mortality in elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery*
ObjectiveTo determine perioperative predictors of morbidity and mortality in patients ≥75 yrs of age after cardiac surgery. DesignInception cohort study. SettingA tertiary care, 54-bed cardiothoracicExpand
A comparison of the shock index and conventional vital signs to identify acute, critical illness in the emergency department.
STUDY OBJECTIVE Shock index (SI) (heart rate/systolic blood pressure; normal range, 0.5 to 0.7) and conventional vital signs were compared to identify acute critical illness in the emergencyExpand
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