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Intubation of SARS patients: infection and perspectives of healthcare workers
PurposeThe outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 presented major challenges to the safety of anesthesiologists and other healthcare workers (HCWs). This study determined theExpand
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Transpulmonary systemic fat embolism. Studies in mongrel dogs after cemented arthroplasty.
We investigated the source of intravascular fat in systemic organs (brain, heart, and kidney) after massive pulmonary fat embolism during cemented arthroplasty. We used a bilateral cementedExpand
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Outcome of respiratory intensive care for the elderly
We followed 1018 patients admitted consecutively to a multidisciplinary respiratory ICU (RICU), with special attention to patients aged 75 yr and over. The elderly had a higher RICU (11/49) andExpand
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Evaluation of predictive ability of APACHE II system and hospital outcome in Canadian intensive care unit patients.
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the ability of the acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) scoring system to predict patient outcome in two Canadian intensive care units (ICUs). ToExpand
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Anesthesia-related medication error: time to take action
  • B. Orser, R. Byrick
  • Medicine
  • Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal…
  • 1 October 2004
cause significant clinical, financial and legal costs to patients and the health care system.1 To improve patient safety, each medical and surgical discipline needs to identify the sources of errorExpand
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Impact of an intermediate care area on ICU utilization after cardiac surgery
We compared utilization of a 14-bed respiratory ICU before and after establishing an intermediate care area (ICA) for patients recovering from cardiac surgery. Availability of the four-bed ICAExpand
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Pulmonary Effects of Fixation of a Fracture with a Plate Compared with Intramedullary Nailing. A Canine Model of Fat Embolism and Fracture Fixation*
Fat-embolism syndrome and pulmonary dysfunction may develop in multiply injured patients who have a fracture of a long bone. Although early fixation of a fracture is beneficial, intramedullaryExpand
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Influence of mannitol and dopamine on renal function during elective infrarenal aortic clamping in man.
The impact of elective infrarenal aortic clamping on parameters of renal function was evaluated in 27 extracellular fluid volume expanded patients. Significant transient decreases (p less than 0.05)Expand
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Structural models for intermediate care areas.
OBJECTIVE To describe structural models of intermediate care units used for critically ill patients. DATA SOURCES Three multidisciplinary units with varying structures and functions of intermediateExpand
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Extravascular lung water accumulation in patients following coronary artery surgery.
We studied patients undergoing A-C Bypass with haemodilution. The bubble oxygenator was primed with either two units of plasma and lactated Ringer's solution (PLASMA) or with lactated Ringer'sExpand
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