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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the pleth variability index, a noninvasive and continuous tool, can predict fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients with circulatory insufficiency. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Surgical intensive care unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS Forty mechanically ventilated patients with circulatory(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to assess the reliability of hemoglobin measurements made with HemoCue®, compared with those made with the reference method in critically ill patients. METHODS A prospective observational study was conducted in three adult surgical intensive care units of a university hospital. One hundred and ninety-eight consecutive(More)
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