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BACKGROUND Artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum has emerged in Southeast Asia and now poses a threat to the control and elimination of malaria. Mapping the geographic extent of resistance is essential for planning containment and elimination strategies. METHODS Between May 2011 and April 2013, we enrolled 1241 adults and children with acute,(More)
Cardiogenic shock (CS) is associated with a high rate of in-hospital mortality and a poor prognosis. Inotropic agents, used in clinical practice, remain the cornerstone of the management of CS. Dobutamine is the most usually preferred in this indication. Despite its benefit effects, this drug also exerts adverse effects as sinus tachycardia, possibly(More)
The constantly advancing technology of echocardiography and its widespread usage in the intensive care unit has made it a routine examination in patients with acute myocardial infarction. It has become the reference method for diagnosis and monitoring of certain complications such as pericardial effusion, intra-ventricular thrombosis, ventricular aneurysm(More)
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