Saqib I Dara

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OBJECTIVE Status epilepticus is a life-threatening medical condition. In its most severe form, refractory status epilepticus (RSE) seizures may not respond to first and second-line anti-epileptic drugs. RSE is associated with a high mortality and significant medical complications in survivors with prolonged hospitalizations. METHODS We describe the(More)
INTRODUCTION Data are sparse as to whether obesity influences the risk of death in critically ill patients with septic shock. We sought to examine the possible impact of obesity, as assessed by body mass index (BMI), on hospital mortality in septic shock patients. METHODS We performed a nested cohort study within a retrospective database of patients with(More)
UNLABELLED It is unclear whether practice-related aspects of antimicrobial therapy contribute to the high mortality from septic shock among patients with cirrhosis. We examined the relationship between aspects of initial empiric antimicrobial therapy and mortality in patients with cirrhosis and septic shock. This was a nested cohort study within a large(More)
Disaster medical response has historically focused on the pre-hospital and initial treatment needs of casualties. In particular, the critical care component of many disaster response plans is incomplete. Equally important, routinely available critical care resources are almost always insufficient to respond to disasters that generate anything beyond a(More)
To the Editor: The hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a zoonotic viral infection transmitted by rodents, is an unusual cause of acute respiratory failure and is rarely associated with renal insufficiency. We report a case of infection with Sin Nombre hantavirus complicated by acute respiratory failure and renal failure requiring hemodialysis. Report of a(More)
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