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OBJECTIVE To compare long-term electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings of standard collodion-applied scalp disk electrodes (SDEs) with newly developed subdermal wire electrodes (SWEs) in comatose intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS Ten comatose ICU patients had simultaneous recordings from 8 active SDEs and 8 active SWE for >24 h. The timing and(More)
BACKGROUND In the 2003 Toronto SARS outbreak, SARS-CoV was transmitted in hospitals despite adherence to infection control procedures. Considerable controversy resulted regarding which procedures and behaviours were associated with the greatest risk of SARS-CoV transmission. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted to identify risk factors for(More)
BACKGROUND Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder and is often refractory to medical treatment. Surgical therapies, using lesioning and deep brain stimulation in the thalamus, have been used to treat essential tremor that is disabling and resistant to medication. Although often effective, these treatments have risks associated with an open(More)
This new section in Critical Care presents a selection of clinically important examples of advances in critical care health technology. This article is divided into two main areas: diagnostics and monitoring. Attention is given to how bedside echocardiography can alter the cardiovascular physical examination, and to novel imaging techniques such as virtual(More)
When assessing outcome studies, the beneficial portion of any therapeutic strategy may not be clearly identified, especially in a condition as complex as sepsis. In the randomized controlled trial conducted by Rivers and coworkers [1], early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) was associated with significantly improved outcomes in sepsis. The study group received(More)
To what extent do networks of influence between market traders impact upon their individual performance and the performance of the specialists in which they operate? Such a question underpins the content of this study, as an investigation is conducted using the JCAT double auction market simulation platform , developed as a part of the CAT Market Design(More)