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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a major challenge in critically ill patients. Subjects admitted in intensive care unit (ICU), in particular trauma patients, are at high-risk for both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The rate of symptomatic PE in injured patients has been reported previously ranging from 1 to 6%. The high(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological characteristics of Acinetobacter baumannii ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and to identify factors predictive of a poor outcome. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted over 16 months in a Tunisian intensive care unit (ICU). All adult patients with A. baumannii VAP were(More)
BACKGROUND To analyse the efficacy and safety of systemic infusion of hydrocortisone hemisuccinate in children admitted to the intensive care unit with severe scorpion envenomation, we assessed the impact on mortality and length of hospital stay. METHOD We conducted a pair-wise, case-control study with 1:1 matching, reviewing records over a 13-year period(More)
HELLP syndrome is an acronym for Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelets. It is generally considered in the literature as a particular clinical form of pre-eclampsia, a severe complication of the second half of pregnancy. However, this syndrome can occur in isolation in the absence of pre-eclampsia symptoms. Its pathophysiology remains still(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to investigate whether serum cholinesterase (SChE) activity can be helpful for the diagnosis of septic shock and to evaluate its usefulness in comparison with procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP). METHODS A prospective single-blinded study conducted in an intensive care unit of university hospital. Patients were classified(More)
1 Kyste hydatique du foie compliqué d'un accident vasculaire cérébral ischémique: à propos d'un cas Abstract Le kyste hydatique du foie (KHF) est une maladie assez répandue dans les pays nord-africains. La rupture post-traumatique ou spontanée du kyste compliquée d'un choc anaphylactique et d'un AVC ischémique a été exceptionnellement rapportée. Nous(More)
Head injuries are described in the literature as a rare but possible etiology of cerebral venous thrombosis although no pathophysiological link has been identified. Trauma-related venous thrombi occurring in the brain produce a broad spectrum of clinical presentations. A purely psychiatric term is exceptional, leading to misinterpretation and late(More)