MG Menegueti

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Methods This is a double-blind randomised study conducted at a tertiary-care university hospital, with approximately 700 beds. Adult in-patients from clinical and surgical wards were potentially eligible to the study if they had any Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from any clinical specimen on the microbiology laboratory of the study(More)
Methods One hundred and ninety-five surgical patients (62 % males and 38% females; mean age of 51.8 ± 17.3 years) admitted to the ICU in the post-operative phase were retrospectively studied. The patients were divided into survivors (n=152) and nonsurvivors (n=43). APACHE II, and serum sodium levels at admission, 48-h and discharge were recorded. The(More)
Objectives The aim of this study was to compare the discriminatory power of two prognostic scores, SAPS 3 and APACHE II, in surgical patients. Methods Retrospectively collected data from all surgical patients admitted to a Brazilian hospital ICU between January 2011 and December 2013 were analyzed. The standardized mortality ratio (SMR) was computed for(More)
Introduction Weaning from mechanical ventilation is defined as the process of release of ventilatory support and how the evaluation of this phase is conducted in the Spontaneous Breathing Test (SBT). One of the most used modes of SBT is the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). However, together with the mechanical ventilation modes it can be used the(More)
Methods This is a prospective study before-and-after that evaluated the IUC utilization rates and the occurrence of CAUTI after the implementation of training. The training consisted of early removal of this device, as well as everyday completing a checklist to review the need for IUC. The study was carried out from 2005 to 2010 (pre intervention) and from(More)
Methods Quasi-experimental study designed to evaluate the impact on CVCBSI rates of implementing the following measures: training program that aimed to correct practices related to CVC insertion, manipulation, and maintenance, following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applying a checklist for each CVC insertion,(More)
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