Mat van Iterson

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BACKGROUND Selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD) and selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) are infection-prevention measures used in the treatment of some patients in intensive care, but reported effects on patient outcome are conflicting. METHODS We evaluated the effectiveness of SDD and SOD in a crossover study using cluster(More)
INTRODUCTION The Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) is frequently used to mechanically support the heart. There is evidence that IABP improves microvascular flow during cardiogenic shock but its influence on the human microcirculation in patients deemed ready for discontinuing IABP support has not yet been studied. Therefore we used sidestream dark field(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine costs and effects of selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD) and selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) as compared with standard care (ie, no SDD/SOD (SC)) from a healthcare perspective in Dutch Intensive Care Units (ICUs). DESIGN A post hoc analysis of a previously performed cluster-randomised trial (NEJM(More)
Transfusion of homologous blood should be avoided when possible, and one technique that diminishes perioperative requirement for donor blood is haemodilution. In children its effects on systemic haemodynamics and systemic oxygenation have not been reported. Six children aged 4-12 yr were anaesthetised for major surgery and blood was withdrawn to reduce(More)
INTRODUCTION Use of selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) and selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) in intensive care patients has been controversial for years. Through regular questionnaires we determined expectations concerning SDD (effectiveness) and experience with SDD and SOD (workload and patient friendliness), as perceived by(More)
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