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To assess renal dysfunction and outcome in patients treated exclusively with colistin vs. other antibiotics. Prospective cohort study in a mixed ICU in a university-affiliated hospital. 185 patients infected with Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa after an ICU stay longer than 48 h: 55 in the colistin group and 130 in the noncolistin group,(More)
Brain and/or lung injury is the most frequent cause of admission to critical care units and patients in this setting frequently develop multiple organ dysfunction with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Mechanical ventilation is commonly used in the management of these critically ill patients and the consequent inflammatory response, together with other(More)
Ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) is associated to a high rate of mortality with an important social impact. Mechanical ventilation induces structural and ultrastructural alterations in all cell types of the lung and can derive in the transduction of intracellular signals, as well as in changes in the expression of genes, a process known as(More)
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