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Critically ill patients with 2009 influenza A(H1N1) infection in Canada.
CONTEXT Between March and July 2009, the largest number of confirmed cases of 2009 influenza A(H1N1) infection occurred in North America. OBJECTIVE To describe characteristics, treatment, andExpand
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Intensive versus conventional glucose control in critically ill patients.
BACKGROUND The optimal target range for blood glucose in critically ill patients remains unclear. METHODS Within 24 hours after admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), adults who were expectedExpand
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Canadian clinical practice guidelines for nutrition support in mechanically ventilated, critically ill adult patients.
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for nutrition support (ie, enteral and parenteral nutrition) in mechanically ventilated critically illExpand
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What matters most in end-of-life care: perceptions of seriously ill patients and their family members
Background: Initiatives to improve end-of-life care are hampered by our nascent understanding of what quality care means to patients and their families. The primary purpose of this study was toExpand
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Daily sedation interruption in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients cared for with a sedation protocol: a randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Protocolized sedation and daily sedation interruption are 2 strategies to minimize sedation and reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation and intensive care unit (ICU) stay. WeExpand
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Clinical practice guidelines for the use of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation and noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure in the acute care setting
Over the past two decades, the use of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation and noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure by mask has increased substantially for acutely ill patients.Expand
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Failure to engage hospitalized elderly patients and their families in advance care planning.
IMPORTANCE Advance care planning can improve patient-centered care and potentially reduce intensification of care at the end of life. OBJECTIVES To inquire about patients' advance care planningExpand
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Hypoglycemia and risk of death in critically ill patients.
BACKGROUND Whether hypoglycemia leads to death in critically ill patients is unclear. METHODS We examined the associations between moderate and severe hypoglycemia (blood glucose, 41 to 70 mg perExpand
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Comprehensive evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for ventilator-associated pneumonia: prevention.
BACKGROUND Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in ventilated critically ill patients. PURPOSE To develop evidence-based guidelines for theExpand
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Withdrawal of mechanical ventilation in anticipation of death in the intensive care unit.
BACKGROUND In critically ill patients who are receiving mechanical ventilation, the factors associated with physicians' decisions to withdraw ventilation in anticipation of death are unclear. TheExpand
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