Pascale C Gruber

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BACKGROUND Long-held assumptions of poor prognoses for patients with haematological malignancies (HM) have meant that clinicians have been reluctant to admit them to the intensive care unit (ICU). We aimed to evaluate ICU, in-hospital, and 6 month mortality and to identify predictors for in-hospital mortality. METHODS A cohort study in a specialist cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Adaptive-support ventilation (ASV) is a minute ventilation-controlled mode governed by a closed-loop algorithm. With ASV, tidal volume and respiratory rate are automatically adjusted to minimize work of breathing. Studies indicate that ventilation in ASV enables more rapid weaning. The authors conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine(More)
Lipoatrophy semicircularis is thought to be a rare condition characterized by band-like horizontal depressions of the skin typically involving the lower limbs. Previous literature has suggested that repetitive trauma to the lower limbs could explain this condition; however, no direct causal link has ever been clearly established. There have also been(More)
BACKGROUND There have been few studies that have evaluated the quality of end-of-life care (EOLC) for cancer patients in the ICU. The aim of this study was to explore the quality of transition to EOLC for cancer patients in ICU. METHODS The study was undertaken on medical patients admitted to a specialist cancer hospital ICU over 6 months. Quantitative(More)
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