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BACKGROUND High concentrations of inspired oxygen are associated with pulmonary atelectasis but also provide recognized advantages. Consequently, the appropriate inspired oxygen concentration for general surgical use remains controversial. The authors tested the hypothesis that atelectasis and pulmonary dysfunction on the first postoperative day are(More)
UNLABELLED Thrombelastography (TEG) is a reliable coagulation monitoring system that can guide blood product transfusion in cardiac surgery. The maximum amplitude (MA) of TEG measures clot strength, which is dependent on both fibrinogen level and platelet function. Inhibition of platelet function with abciximab-fab is suggested to permit quantitative(More)
BACKGROUND Effective treatment and prevention of hyperthermia and shivering-like tremor during labor is hindered by a poor understanding of their causes. The authors sought to identify the incidence of nonthermoregulatory shivering-like tremor and the factors associated with this activity. METHODS The authors studied women in spontaneous full-term labor(More)
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