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Colorectal cancer (CRC) constitutes the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Increased screening for CRC have been associated with a decreased incidence in the past two decades. Continued efforts are necessary to maintain this trend. Appropriate risk stratification of individuals and compliance with recommended screening(More)
Management of patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has been a therapeutic challenge for years. Despite scientific interest, there has been a lack of high quality clinical studies demonstrating a mortality benefit. In 2000 a large trial funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) [1] demonstrated a 9% reduction in absolute(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine whether sedation with propofol would lead to shorter times to tracheal extubation and ICU length of stay than sedation with midazolam. DESIGN Multicenter, randomized, open label. SETTING Four academic tertiary-care ICUs in Canada. PATIENTS Critically ill patients requiring continuous sedation while receiving mechanical(More)
We postulated that water condensate in endotracheal tubes (ETTs) transports bacteria in the ETTs into the lungs during mechanical ventilation. Thirty-two ETTs obtained from freshly extubated patients were studied under wet and dry conditions using a physiologic lung model. All bacteria expelled from the ETTs were collected on culture plates positioned(More)
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