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Clinical Implications of the Transversus Abdominis Plane Block in Adults
The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a relatively new regional anesthesia technique that provides analgesia to the parietal peritoneum as well as the skin and muscles of the anteriorExpand
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Effects of intermittent hypoxia on sympathetic activity and blood pressure in humans
Sympathetic nerve activity and arterial pressure are frequently elevated in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The mechanisms responsible for chronic sympathetic activation and hypertensionExpand
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Association between prehospital vitamin D status and hospital-acquired bloodstream infections.
BACKGROUND Alterations in immune function can predispose patients to nosocomial infections. Few studies have explored potentially modifiable host factors that may improve immune function and decreaseExpand
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Vitamin D Status and Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Objective To investigate the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level and history of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Patients and Methods We identified 16,975 individualsExpand
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Causes and consequences of interrupted enteral nutrition: a prospective observational study in critically ill surgical patients.
BACKGROUND Malnutrition and underfeeding are major challenges in caring for critically ill patients. Our goal was to characterize interruptions in enteral nutrition (EN) delivery and their impact onExpand
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Vitamin D in acute stress and critical illness
Purpose of reviewThe pleotropic effects of vitamin D on chronic diseases have received significant attention; however, its role in acute illness is less understood. The purpose of this review is toExpand
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Short-term intermittent hypoxia enhances sympathetic responses to continuous hypoxia in humans.
Short-term intermittent hypoxia leads to sustained sympathetic activation and a small increase in blood pressure in healthy humans. Because obstructive sleep apnea, a condition associated withExpand
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Long-Term Quality of Life Measures after Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Background Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common disease that has a significant impact on quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to evaluate the longer-term effects of combined medicalExpand
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Effect of Cholecalciferol Supplementation on Vitamin D Status and Cathelicidin Levels in Sepsis: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Objectives:To compare changes in vitamin D status and cathelicidin (LL-37) levels in septic ICU patients treated with placebo versus cholecalciferol. Design:Randomized, placebo-controlled, trial.Expand
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Evidence for a U-shaped relationship between prehospital vitamin D status and mortality: a cohort study.
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to examine the association between prehospital serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]and the risk of mortality after hospital admission. DESIGN We performed aExpand
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