Mohammed Al-Jaghbeer

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BACKGROUND The hemoglobin threshold for transfusion of red blood cells in patients with acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is controversial. We compared the efficacy and safety of a restrictive transfusion strategy with those of a liberal transfusion strategy. METHODS OBJECTIVE The objective was to prove that the restrictive threshold for red blood(More)
OBJECTIVES The rate of unplanned ICU readmissions is often considered a measure of hospital performance. However, the degree to which these readmissions are preventable and the causes of preventable readmissions are unknown, creating uncertainty about the feasibility and value of reducing ICU readmission rates. To inform this issue, we sought to determine(More)
There is a paucity of data that exists regarding acute toxicity and management in the setting of parental nutrition (PN) overdose. We describe a case of a patient who received an accidental rapid bolus of PN and fat emulsion. She developed a seizure, metabolic acidosis, arrhythmias, myocardial ischemia, altered mental status, hypotension, and hypoxemia(More)
OBJECTIVES Peripheral lung nodules (PLNs) are a common and diagnostically challenging finding. Electronavigational bronchoscopy (ENB) is used to increase the diagnostic yield and is considered safe. Multiple factors have been correlated with a better diagnostic yield. We sought to assess the effect of nodule characteristics and prior workup on the(More)
Acid-base disturbances are very common in critically ill and injured patients as well as contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality. An understanding of the pathophysiology of these disorders is vital to their proper management. This review will discuss the etiology, pathophysiology and treatment of acid-base disturbances in intensive care(More)
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