Rodrigo Palácio de Azevedo

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to test if venous blood drawn from femoral access can be used to estimate the central venous oxygen saturation and arterial lactate levels in critically ill patients. METHODS Bland-Altman analysis and Spearman correlations were used to compare the femoral venous oxygen saturation and central venous oxygen(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to investigate vancomycin dose adjustment in pediatric burn patients by evaluating trough drug concentrations and the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) correlation. METHODS Study subjects included 13 patients who were 6.0 years old, 25 kg (median). with normal renal function. These had at least a 30%(More)
INTRODUCTION Constipation is a common problem in intensive care units. We assessed the efficacy and safety of laxative therapy aiming to promote daily defecation in reducing organ dysfunction in mechanically ventilated patients. METHODS We conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled, nonblinded phase II clinical trial at two general intensive care(More)
Constipation is a common complication in critically ill patients, but there is limited information available in the literature on this disorder. A number of factors increase the frequency of constipation among patients admitted to intensive care, such as shock, the use of sedatives and opioid agents, electrolyte disturbances and changes in diet.(1,2) The(More)
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