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Posthypoxic myoclonus (Lance-Adams' syndrome) is a rare complication of cardiorespiratory arrest. It has a better prognosis than other movement disorders secondary to brain ischaemia. We report a case of posthypoxic myoclonus in a 66-year-old woman after acute myocardial infarction and cardiopulmonary arrest. She had action and intention myoclonus, and… (More)
BACKGROUND A prospective multicentre study was undertaken to compare the efficacy of intravenous ciprofloxacin or imipenem in the treatment of severe nosocomial pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation. METHODS Patients with a clinical suspicion of pneumonia were randomised to receive either ciprofloxacin (800-1200 mg/day) or imipenem (2-4 g/day) in… (More)
The role of barbiturate therapy in the development of pneumonia in head trauma patients in the intensive care unit of a university hospital was studied retrospectively. A total of 151 ventilated head trauma patients were included in the study. Intravenous thiopentone was administered to 75 patients (Group A), and 76 patients were managed without thiopentone… (More)
Trichosporon beigelii is a fungus which usually produces cutaneous involvement in immunocompetent hosts, being rarely reported to cause systemic infection. A case of fungemia and metastatic pneumonia caused by Trichosporon beigelii in a trauma patient is reported.
Hemodialysis, forced potassium diuresis, chelating agents per os, and Dithiocarb given intravenously during short periods of time were used for the treatment of acute thallium poisoning (ingestion of 750 mg of thallium sulfate), and the effectiveness of these different therapeutic procedures was analyzed. Chelating agents per os (Prussian blue, Dithiocarb,… (More)
Degradation of the quorum-sensing signal molecule N-acyl-L-homoserine lactone (AHL) in cocultures was verified with Bacillus cereus and Yersinia enterocolitica in culture medium and in pork extract. Results showed evidence of microbial interaction when the AHL-degrading bacterium and AHL-producing bacterium were cocultured in a food-simulating condition.
OBJECTIVE To identify the most predictive association of variables from the usual indices of severity of illness by statistical objective analysis. DESIGN Logistic regression analysis of the different variables of the most important indices. SETTING A general critical care medicine group practice in a university hospital. PATIENTS A total of 630… (More)