Tara M Balija

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Myocardial dysfunction in sepsis demonstrates acute reduction in left-ventricular function that is potentially reversible yet also associated with increased mortality. The purpose of this review is to discuss the most recent advances in the current knowledge regarding the pathophysiological mechanisms of septic cardiomyopathy. RECENT(More)
BACKGROUND Retained surgical items (RSI) continue to occur. Large RSI studies are few due to low RSI frequency in single institutions and the medicolegal implications. Consequently, RSI risks are not fully defined, with discrepancies persisting among published studies. The goals of this study were to better define risk factors for RSI, to clarify previously(More)
INTRODUCTION Retained surgical items (RSIs) have been previously studied in patients undergoing major surgical procedures. This is the first study that specifically examines potential risk factors for intravascular RSI (ivRSI). METHODS Multicenter retrospective review of 83 RSIs was performed. Among these, 13 cases involved ivRSI. Cases in the ivRSI group(More)
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