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Incidence, risk factors and 90-day mortality of patients with acute kidney injury in Finnish intensive care units: the FINNAKI study
TLDR
The incidence of AKI in the critically ill in Finland was comparable to previous large multi-centre ICU studies and hospital mortality in AKI patients appeared comparable to or lower than in other studies.
Applicability of tools to assess pain in elderly patients after cardiac surgery
TLDR
This work compared the VAS and VRS with two more expressive tools: the 50‐cm Red Wedge Scale (RWS) and the Facial Pain Scale (FPS).
Hydroxyethylstarch and gelatin solutions impair blood coagulation after cardiac surgery: a prospective randomized trial.
TLDR
Even a small dose of HES 130/0.4 or gelatin impaired clot strength after cardiac surgery in a dose-dependent fashion, but neither colloid increased blood loss.
Rapidly Degradable Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions Impair Blood Coagulation After Cardiac Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Trial
TLDR
It is concluded that a short-time infusion of rapidly degradable HES solutions after cardiac surgery produces impairment in fibrin formation and clot strength in thromboelastometry tracings.
Pregabalin has an opioid-sparing effect in elderly patients after cardiac surgery: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.
TLDR
The administration of pregabalin reduced postoperative opioid consumption after cardiac surgery reduced the incidence of confusion on the first postoperative day and increased time to extubation when compared with placebo.
Gelatin and Hydroxyethyl Starch, but Not Albumin, Impair Hemostasis After Cardiac Surgery
TLDR
It is concluded that after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, both gelatin and hydroxyethyl starch impair clot strength and fibrin buildup, which may predispose patients to increased blood loss.
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