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PURPOSE We report a case of epidural hematoma in a surgical patient with chronic renal failure who received an epidural catheter for postoperative analgesia. Symptoms of epidural hematoma occurred about 60 hr after epidural catheter placement. CLINICAL FEATURES A 58-yr-old woman with a history of chronic renal failure was admitted for elective abdominal(More)
The aim of the study was to establish the frequency of occurrence of bacterial pathogens with beta-lactamase activity, and pattern of resistance among aerobic and anaerobic strains isolated from: respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin and soft tissues (hospitalized patients) and throat swabs (ambulatory patients). The study was conducted in 1994 year in 6(More)
Patients treated in ICUs are at particular risk for nosocomial infections. Within this group a ventilator-associated pneumonia still constitutes a major problem. Highly virulent hospital strains, existing in ICUs, can colonize patients' upper respiratory tract. Therefore this study aimed at analysing the organisms found in patients who required mechanical(More)
A 35-year-old morbidly obese woman with a history of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism presented for right atrial thrombectomy via AngioVac suction system. A portion of the thrombus could not be suctioned into the AngioVac cannula, leading to fragmentation and distal embolization with hemodynamic collapse. This sequence, observed in real time(More)
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