Ricardo Abizanda

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Objective: To determine how frequently life support is withheld or withdrawn from adult critically ill patients, and how physicians and patients families agree on the decision regarding the limitation of life support. Design: Prospective multi-centre cohort study. Setting: Six adult medical-surgical Spanish intensive care units (ICUs). Patients and(More)
RATIONALE Many sources of conflict exist in intensive care units (ICUs). Few studies recorded the prevalence, characteristics, and risk factors for conflicts in ICUs. OBJECTIVES To record the prevalence, characteristics, and risk factors for conflicts in ICUs. METHODS One-day cross-sectional survey of ICU clinicians. Data on perceived conflicts in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Intermediate Care Units are forms to provide health care services to potentially critical patients that allow for improved cost-benefit ratio of the care offered by Intensive Medicine Departments. OBJECTIVE Analyze heart care repercussion that the permanent opening of this type of unit had in a reference teaching center. DESIGN Prospective.(More)
OBJECTIVE To make the validation of a new system of prognostic estimation of survival in critical patients (EPEC) seen in a multidisciplinar Intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN AND SCOPE Prospective analysis of a patient cohort seen in the ICU of a multidisciplinar Intensive Medicine Service of a reference teaching hospital with 19 beds. PATIENTS AND(More)
Wedge pulmonary angiography was done in 11 patients with acute respiratory failure, to assess the accuracy of pulmonary arterial wedge pressure (WP) as an estimation of left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP). The pulmonary artery (PA) catheter tip was placed into a dependent position in the lungs. Although the pulmonary vein was not visualized in 7(More)
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) must be attempted if indicated, not done if it is not indicated or if the patient does not accept or has previously rejected it and withdrawn it if it is ineffective. If CPR is considered futile, a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order (DNR) will be recorded. This should be made known to all physicians and nurses involved in patient(More)
Servicio de Medicina Intensiva, Hospital de Barcelona SCIAS, Barcelona, España Observatori de Bio etica i Dret de la Universitat Barcelona, Barcelona, España Servicio Medicina Intensiva, Hospital Universitario Asociado General de Castelló, Castelló, España Servicio de Medicina Intensiva, Hospital Universitario La Fe de Valencia, Valencia, España Unidad de(More)
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