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The attributable morbidity and mortality of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the critically ill patient. The Canadian Critical Trials Group.
To evaluate the attributable morbidity and mortality of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, we conducted a prospective, matched cohort study. PatientsExpand
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Official ERS/ATS clinical practice guidelines: noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure
Noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) is widely used in the acute care setting for acute respiratory failure (ARF) across a variety of aetiologies. This document provides European RespiratoryExpand
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Clinical practice guidelines for the use of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation and noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure in the acute care setting
Over the past two decades, the use of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation and noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure by mask has increased substantially for acutely ill patients.Expand
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A randomized crossover study of an oral appliance vs nasal-continuous positive airway pressure in the treatment of mild-moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare efficacy, side effects, patient compliance, and preference between oral appliance (OA) therapy and nasal-continuous positive airway pressure (N-CPAP) therapy. DESIGNExpand
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A retrospective review of a large cohort of patients undergoing the process of withholding or withdrawal of life support.
OBJECTIVES To determine the proportion of patients who died as a result of the withdrawal or withholding of life support (WD/WHLS) in the intensive care units (ICUs) of three teaching hospitals andExpand
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Patients readmitted to the intensive care unit during the same hospitalization: clinical features and outcomes.
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical features and outcomes of patients readmitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) during the same hospital stay and the causes for these readmissions. DESIGNExpand
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Which Patients with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Benefit from Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation?
Context Several randomized, controlled trials have evaluated potential benefits of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructiveExpand
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Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation for postextubation respiratory distress: a randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) has been demonstrated to be effective in preventing the need for endotracheal intubation in some patients who present with acute respiratoryExpand
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Clinical characteristics, sepsis interventions and outcomes in the obese patients with septic shock: an international multicenter cohort study
See related commentary by Dickerson, http://ccforum.com/content/17/3/154IntroductionData are sparse as to whether obesity influences the risk of death in critically ill patients with septic shock. WeExpand
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Sedation in the intensive care unit: a systematic review.
CONTEXT Sedation has become an integral part of critical care practice in minimizing patient discomfort; however, sedatives have adverse effects and the potential to prolong mechanical ventilation,Expand
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