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OBJECTIVE This observational retrospective study aims to present early experience with tigecycline (TIG) in the treatment of infections due to multi-drug resistant (MDR) microorganisms. METHODS Adult patients included, received TIG for >5 days either as monotherapy (M group) or as presumed active monotherapy (PAM group). In the PAM group, all(More)
Site-specific, risk-adjusted incidence rates of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections were obtained through standardized surveillance in 8 ICUs in Greece. High rates were observed for central line-associated bloodstream infection (12.1 infections per 1,000 device-days) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (12.5 infections per 1,000 device-days).(More)
AIM To examine the effects of severity upon discharge from Intensive Care Unit (ICU) status, as assessed by the Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System-28 (TISS-28) on subsequent post ICU outcome. METHODS One-year retrospective observational study. Six bed general ICU in a general hospital with no High Dependency ICU unit (HDU) available. We used data(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this paper was to investigate the effectiveness of three different recruitment maneuvers (RMs) on respiratory and hemodynamic indexes, in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and determine the impact of patients' body mass index (BMI) on RMs efficacy. METHODS This was a prospective clinical trial conducted in a(More)
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