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Risk of post-traumatic stress symptoms in family members of intensive care unit patients.
RATIONALE Intensive care unit (ICU) admission of a relative is a stressful event that may cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). OBJECTIVES Factors associated with these symptomsExpand
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A communication strategy and brochure for relatives of patients dying in the ICU.
BACKGROUND There is a need for close communication with relatives of patients dying in the intensive care unit (ICU). We evaluated a format that included a proactive end-of-life conference and aExpand
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Half the families of intensive care unit patients experience inadequate communication with physicians
ObjectiveEffective communication of simple, clear information to families of intensive care unit (ICU) patients is a vital component of quality care. The purpose of this study was to identify factorsExpand
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Comparison of 8 vs 15 days of antibiotic therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults: a randomized trial.
CONTEXT The optimal duration of antimicrobial treatment for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is unknown. Shortening the length of treatment may help to contain the emergence of multiresistantExpand
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Comparison of outcomes of unrelated bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants in children with acute leukemia.
In order to compare the outcomes of unrelated umbilical cord blood transplants (UCBTs) or bone marrow transplants, 541 children with acute leukemia (AL) transplanted with umbilical cord blood (n =Expand
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Symptoms of anxiety and depression in family members of intensive care unit patients: Ethical hypothesis regarding decision-making capacity
ObjectiveAnxiety and depression may have a major impact on a person’s ability to make decisions. Characterization of symptoms that reflect anxiety and depression in family members visiting intensiveExpand
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Outcomes of critically ill patients with hematologic malignancies: prospective multicenter data from France and Belgium--a groupe de recherche respiratoire en réanimation onco-hématologique study.
PURPOSE Patients with hematologic malignancies are increasingly admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) when life-threatening events occur. We sought to report outcomes and prognostic factors inExpand
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Preoperative chemotherapy followed by surgery compared with primary surgery in resectable stage I (except T1N0), II, and IIIa non-small-cell lung cancer.
PURPOSE To evaluate whether preoperative chemotherapy (PCT) could improve survival in resectable stage I (except T1N0), II, and IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS AExpand
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Burnout syndrome in critical care nursing staff.
RATIONALE Burnout syndrome (BOS) associated with stress has been documented in health care professionals in many specialties. The intensive care unit (ICU) is a highly stressful environment. LittleExpand
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Meeting the needs of intensive care unit patient families: a multicenter study.
Intensive care unit (ICU) caregivers should seek to develop collaborative relationships with their patients' family members, based on an open exchange of information and aimed at helping familyExpand
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