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BACKGROUND Data on the management, clinical course, and outcome of critical patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus are scarce. We report here our experience and long-term outcome of such patients. METHODS Subjects intubated for management of ARDS from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus pneumonia and ARDS during the April-May(More)
BACKGROUND In Muslim countries, end-of-life practices in Muslim brain-dead patients are unknown. We conducted this study to evaluate this issue. RESULTS We identified 42 brain-dead patients between 2001 and 2011. The expectant terminal extubation occurred only in 5. Largely due to family opposition, 2 patients remained "full code," and rests were "do not(More)
BACKGROUND "Zero" central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) have not been reported from Asian countries, which usually have predominance of difficult to curtail gram negative infections. It also remains unclear whether lowering CLABSI rates below National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) benchmarks in such countries is even possible. In this(More)
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