Romain Cailliod

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether the use of a nurse-implemented sedation protocol could reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients. DESIGN Two-phase (before-after), prospective, controlled study. SETTING University-affiliated, 11-bed medical intensive care unit. PATIENTS Patients requiring mechanical ventilation(More)
INTRODUCTION Recently, the French Society for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (SFAR) has updated algorithms for difficult airway management, in which, the place of the intubating laryngeal mask (ILMA) is well defined. Moreover, in the guidelines, the SFAR recommended that the training for the different techniques for difficult intubation should initially be(More)
AIMS To analyse disease-free and overall survival in 67 melanoma patients who underwent dissection for clinically apparent regional lymph node metastases, taking into account the total number of excised lymph nodes. METHODS After a median follow-up time of 16 months, 47 recurrences were observed and 43 patients died. The median disease-free and overall(More)
No population-based study has assessed the prognostic impact on survival of the CD19 positive lymphocyte count, evaluated by immunophenotyping at diagnosis, in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). Aiming at addressing this issue, we investigated the clinical outcome of a well-defined population of B-CLL patients. Survival of B-CLL patients,(More)
BACKGROUND The level of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is affected by many known factors. Our study aimed to evaluate whether other factors, in particular lung cancer, could be responsible for an increase in NT-proBNP levels in a population with no known risk factors for elevated NT-proBNP. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study was based(More)
INTRODUCTION The primary aim was to measure the amount of nutrients required, prescribed and actually administered in critically ill patients. Secondary aims were to assess adherence to clinical practice guidelines, and investigate factors leading to non-adherence. METHODS Observational, multicenter, prospective study, including 203 patients in a total of(More)
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