Marc Ghannoum

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CONTEXT The Extracorporeal Treatments in Poisoning (EXTRIP) workgroup was created to provide evidence and consensus-based recommendations on the use of extracorporeal treatments (ECTRs) in poisoning. OBJECTIVES To perform a systematic review and provide clinical recommendations for ECTR in carbamazepine poisoning. METHODS After a systematic literature(More)
Hypophosphatemia often occurs during continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The addition of phosphate to dialysate and replacement solutions facilitates phosphate handling, but the risk of precipitation with calcium within these solutions has not been addressed. Experimental study with a retrospective observational study in a medico-surgical intensive(More)
Background. Controversy exists with volume resuscitation using crystalloids or colloids. Renal dysfunction has been reported with some colloids and osmotic agents, but remains poorly defined. Patient. We report the case of a 67-year-old male who had normal kidney function at baseline and who developed anuric ARF in relation to the administration of >10(More)
INTRODUCTION Platelet indices, including mean platelet volume (MPV), are readily available blood tests, although their prognostic value in patients with septic shock has not been fully explored. Current evidence has found contradictory results. This study aims to explore the behavior of platelet indices in septic shock and their clinical prognostic value.(More)
The EXTRIP (Extracorporeal Treatments in Poisoning) Workgroup conducted a systematic review of barbiturate poisoning using a standardized evidence-based process to provide recommendations on the use of extracorporeal treatment (ECTR) in patients with barbiturate poisoning. The authors reviewed all articles, extracted data, summarized key findings, and(More)
BACKGROUND The EXtracorporeal TReatments In Poisoning (EXTRIP) workgroup was formed to provide recommendations on the use of extracorporeal treatment (ECTR) in poisoning. To test and validate its methods, the workgroup reviewed data for thallium (Tl). METHODS After an extensive search, the co-chairs reviewed the articles, extracted the data, summarized(More)
BACKGROUND The Extracorporeal Treatments in Poisoning (EXTRIP) workgroup was created to provide evidence-based recommendations on the use of extracorporeal treatments (ECTR) in poisoning and the results are presented here for acetaminophen (APAP). METHODS After a systematic review of the literature, a subgroup selected and reviewed the articles and(More)
The Extracorporeal Treatments In Poisoning (EXTRIP) workgroup was formed to provide recommendations on the use of extracorporeal treatments (ECTR) in poisoning. Here, the workgroup presents its results for tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). After an extensive literature search, using a predefined methodology, the subgroup responsible for this poison reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is often limited by recurrence in 25% of cases. The objective of this study was to determine risk factors of CDI recurrence during a provincial endemic. METHODS Data was prospectively collected for 1 year in a Montréal hospital. Inclusion criteria were: age ≥ 18 years; admission for ≥ 72 h; CDI(More)