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Nosocomial pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients, a prospective randomised evaluation of the Stericath closed suctioning system
Objective: To compare the ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) incidence rates in mechanically ventilated patients according to the type of endotracheal suctioning (closed versus open). Setting: TheExpand
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Does noninvasive ventilation reduce the ICU nosocomial infection risk? A prospective clinical survey
Objective: To observe the nosocomial infection (NI) distribution in ventilated patients of a single intensive care unit (ICU) according to the kind of control of the upper airways: noninvasiveExpand
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Pulmonary function tests predict outcome after cardiac surgery.
The aim of this study was to examine the value of systematic preoperative pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in order to reliably predict prolonged stay in I.C.U., prolonged mechanical ventilation andExpand
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Comparison of nicardipine and sodium nitroprusside in the treatment of hypertension after coronary bypass surgery (a pilot study).
Sodium nitroprusside is widely used in the treatment of hypertension after coronary artery bypass surgery despite its toxicity and its deleterious effect on the coronary circulation. The aim of thisExpand
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Severe head injuries: An outcome prediction and survival analysis
ObjectiveTo identify the predictors determined early after admission and associated with unfavorable outcome or early (within 48 h) death after severe head injury.DesignProspective cohortExpand
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Systemic vasomotor interaction between nicardipine and hypocapnic alkalosis in man
The effects of hypocapnic alkalosis on the vasodilating action of nicardipine were studied in 6 patients after cerebral arterial aneurysm surgery. Each patient served as his/her own control duringExpand
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Combined effects of nicardipine and hypocapnic alkalosis on cerebral vasomotor activity and intracranial pressure in man
SummaryThe effect of hypocapnic alkalosis (HA) on nicardipine-induced cerebral vasodilatation was studied in 2 groups of patients undergoing stereotaxic brain biopsy under general anaesthesia.Expand
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[Ruptured aneurysms of the subrenal abdominal aorta. Apropos of 75 cases].
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