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Determinants of moral distress in medical and surgical nurses at an adult acute tertiary care hospital.
TLDR
Moral distress is common among nurses in acute medical and surgical units and can be elicited from different types of situations encountered in the work environment, and strategies aimed to minimize exposure to situations of moral distress and augment mechanisms mitigating its effect on nurses are necessary to enhance job satisfaction and retention.
Long-term survival and functional capacity in cardiac surgery patients after prolonged intensive care
TLDR
Many survivors of prolonged intensive care die soon after hospital discharge and many longer term survivors have a poor functional state, therefore, hospital discharge is an incomplete measure of outcome for these patients, and longer follow-up is more appropriate.
Q fever in Europe: Current aspects of aetiology, epidemiology, human infection, diagnosis and therapy
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Ethical challenges with the left ventricular assist device as a destination therapy
TLDR
Early utilization of a palliative care approach is advocated and prerequisite conditions so that consenting for the use of a left ventricular assist device as a destination therapy is a well informed process and in the absence of first-person (patient) consent, presumed consent or surrogate consent should be used cautiously.
Predictors of outcome in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged intensive care stay.
TLDR
Preoperative health status and early organ failure were not predictive of late hospital mortality and the pattern of late organ failure associated with hospital mortality changed with time.
Influence of individual characteristics on outcome of glycemic control in intensive care unit patients with or without diabetes mellitus.
TLDR
Critical illness characteristics determined glycemic control and clinical outcome in ICU patients and acute insulin resistance was associated with worse outcomes in nondiabetic patients.
Perioperative predictors of extubation failure and the effect on clinical outcome after cardiac surgery.
TLDR
Extubation failure prolonged the length of total mechanical ventilation, as well as ICU and hospital stay, independent of the frequency of organ dysfunction or nosocomial infections but did not increase the risk of death after cardiac surgery.
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