Petr Dominik

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BACKGROUND Acute respiratory failure in both pediatric and adult patient populations has been extensively studied with recent emphasis on ventilation strategies that can effect mortality outcome. This research in adults has focused on definitive trials of lung protective strategies that have been proposed following preliminary reports of their potential(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence of mechanically ventilated children in participating units, to find out the demographic data of the patients, to evaluate ventilator settings and to assess the mortality of ventilated children. DESIGN Prospective observational multicenter study between 1. 2. 2002 and 30. 4. 2002. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory failure represents life-threatening disease with persistently marked mortality and late morbidity in pre-term newborns (RDS--respiratory distress syndrome), children as well as, adults (ARDS--acute respiratory distress syndrome). We are probably in the period when better understanding of pulmonary pathophysiology enables the(More)
Emergence agitation is a common problem in paediatric anaesthesia, which is even more expressed when using sevoflurane induction and maintenance, especially in paediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy. In our department we have been traditionally using alfentanil in the dose of 10-15 ug.kg-1 after sevoflurane or propofol induction for perioperative(More)
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