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Diaphragm dysfunction on admission to the intensive care unit. Prevalence, risk factors, and prognostic impact-a prospective study.
RATIONALE Diaphragmatic insults occurring during intensive care unit (ICU) stays have become the focus of intense research. However, diaphragmatic abnormalities at the initial phase of criticalExpand
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Skeletal muscle effects of electrostimulation after COPD exacerbation: a pilot study
Muscle dysfunction is a major problem in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly after exacerbations. We thus asked whether neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) might beExpand
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Respiratory variations of inferior vena cava diameter to predict fluid responsiveness in spontaneously breathing patients with acute circulatory failure: need for a cautious use
IntroductionTo investigate whether respiratory variation of inferior vena cava diameter (cIVC) predict fluid responsiveness in spontaneously breathing patients with acute circulatory failureExpand
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Association between Caries Experience and Body Mass Index in 12-Year-Old French Children
The prevalence of overweight and obesity reached 19.7% in 12-year-old French children in the year 2005. Recently, nationwide programs have been broadly implemented in France to reduce theExpand
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An Increase in Aortic Blood Flow after an Infusion of 100 ml Colloid over 1 Minute Can Predict Fluid Responsiveness: The Mini-fluid Challenge Study
Background: Predicting fluid responsiveness remains a difficult question in hemodynamically unstable patients. The author's objective was to test whether noninvasive assessment by transthoracicExpand
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Molecular epidemiology of DFNB1 deafness in France
BackgroundMutations in the GJB2 gene have been established as a major cause of inherited non syndromic deafness in different populations. A high number of sequence variations have been described inExpand
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Comparison of three high flow oxygen therapy delivery devices: a clinical physiological cross-over study.
AIM High-flow-oxygen-therapy is provided by various techniques and patient interfaces, resulting in various inspired-fraction of oxygen (FiO2) and airway-pressure levels. However, trachealExpand
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Psychometric comparison of three behavioural scales for the assessment of pain in critically ill patients unable to self-report
IntroductionPain assessment is associated with important outcomes in ICU patients but remains challenging, particularly in non-communicative patients. Use of a reliable tool is paramount to allow anyExpand
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Early identification of patients at risk for difficult intubation in the intensive care unit: development and validation of the MACOCHA score in a multicenter cohort study.
RATIONALE Difficult intubation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a challenging issue. OBJECTIVES To develop and validate a simplified score for identifying patients with difficult intubation inExpand
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Video laryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for orotracheal intubation in the intensive care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis
PurposeSingle studies of video laryngoscopy (VL) use for airway management in intensive care unit (ICU) patients have produced controversial findings. The aim of this study was to critically reviewExpand
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