Rita Márcia Pacheco Lins

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OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are to compare the sensitivity and specificity of three diagnostic tools for delirium (the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist, the Confusion Assessment Method for Intensive Care Units and the Confusion Assessment Method for Intensive Care Units Flowsheet) in a mixed population of critically ill patients, and(More)
INTRODUCTION Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is an important parameter and prognostic indicator of the patient's underlying physiologic status. Correct IAP measurement, therefore, is crucial. Most of the direct and indirect techniques are not free from risks and require some time and skills. This study looks at the possibility of using the abdominal(More)
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