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Long-term survival and functional capacity in cardiac surgery patients after prolonged intensive care
ObjectiveTo determine whether hospital discharge alone represents a good outcome for patients who had prolonged intensive care after cardiac surgery by studying their postdischarge survival and… Expand
Predictors of outcome in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged intensive care stay.
OBJECTIVE To determine the predictors of outcome in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged ICU stay. DESIGN Inception cohort with retrospective chart review. SETTING Adult cardiovascular ICU.… Expand
Perioperative predictors of extubation failure and the effect on clinical outcome after cardiac surgery.
OBJECTIVES To determine perioperative predictors of extubation failure (requirement for reintubation and mechanical ventilation after prior successful weaning from ventilator support and extubation)… Expand
Perioperative determinants of morbidity and mortality in elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery*
ObjectiveTo determine perioperative predictors of morbidity and mortality in patients ≥75 yrs of age after cardiac surgery. DesignInception cohort study. SettingA tertiary care, 54-bed cardiothoracic… Expand
Perioperative predictors of acute cholecystitis after cardiovascular surgery.
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence, diagnostic features, and perioperative predictors of acute cholecystitis after cardiovascular surgery. DESIGN Inception cohort study. SETTING A tertiary care… Expand
The effects of preoperative therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on clinical outcome after cardiovascular surgery.
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of preoperative therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors on clinical outcome after cardiovascular surgery. STUDY Inception cohort. SETTING A… Expand
Clinical characteristics of preoperative hypoalbuminemia predict outcome of cardiovascular surgery.
OBJECTIVE To define the clinical characteristics and outcome of preoperative hypoalbuminemia in adult cardiovascular surgery. STUDY Inception cohort. SETTING Adult cardiovascular intensive care… Expand
Early onset of acute pulmonary dysfunction after cardiovascular surgery: risk factors and clinical outcome.
OBJECTIVE To define the incidence, risk factors, and clinical outcome of early pulmonary dysfunction after cardiovascular surgery for adults. STUDY Inception cohort. SETTING Adult cardiovascular… Expand
Secular trends in nosocomial bloodstream infections in a 55-bed cardiothoracic intensive care unit.
BACKGROUND Although bloodstream infections (BSIs) occur more frequently in intensive care unit patients than in ward patients, most studies of nosocomial BSIs in critically ill patients have not… Expand
Preoperative Therapy with Amiodarone and the Incidence of Acute Organ Dysfunction After Cardiac Surgery
We examined the influence of preoperative therapy with amiodarone on the incidence of acute organ dysfunction after cardiac surgery in a matched casecontrol study.There were 220 case-control pairs… Expand