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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the fiscal impact and the cost-effectiveness of monoclonal antibodies against gram-negative endotoxin (MAbGNE) in the treatment of presumed gram-negative sepsis. DESIGN A decision analysis model was developed from (1) data from two phase III trials that studied the E5 or HA-1A MAbGNE, and (2) financial data from 1405 septic patients(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of four early intramuscular injections of vitamin E given in addition to continuous minimal oral vitamin E supplementation, 168 very low-birth-weight infants (less than or equal to 1,500 g) have enrolled in a randomized, double-masked, clinical study. All infants received vitamin E orally, 100 mg/kg/d. In addition, on days 1, 2, 4,(More)
Endotoxemia occurs when intestinal ischemia allows bacterial lipopolysaccharide to translocate from colonic flora into the bloodstream, which triggers release of cytokines that can cause hypotension, rigors, fever, shock, and even death. Recently, blood endotoxin levels were shown to be higher in athletes needing medical attention (330 pg.ml-1) than in(More)
INTRODUCTION Maintaining arterial blood glucose within tight limits is beneficial in critically ill patients. Upper and lower limits of detrimental blood glucose levels must be determined. METHODS In 69 patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebral metabolism was monitored by assessing changes in arterial and jugular venous blood at(More)
To determine whether early intramuscular vitamin E supplementation influences the incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in infants with birth weight less than or equal to 1,500 g, data were analyzed from 134 infants enrolled on a protocol to evaluate the efficacy of intramuscular plus oral vitamin E v oral supplementation alone in the treatment of(More)
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