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Bacterial contamination of inanimate surfaces and equipment in the intensive care unit
Intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections are a challenging health problem worldwide, especially when caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. In ICUs, inanimate surfaces and equipmentExpand
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What Healthcare Workers Should Know about Environmental Bacterial Contamination in the Intensive Care Unit
Intensive care unit- (ICU-) acquired infections are a major health problem worldwide. Inanimate surfaces and equipment contamination may play a role in cross-transmission of pathogens and subsequentExpand
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Bloodstream infections in intensive care unit patients: distribution and antibiotic resistance of bacteria
Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are among the leading infections in critically ill patients. The case-fatality rate associated with BSIs in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) reachesExpand
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Respiratory support techniques to avoid desaturation in critically ill patients requiring endotracheal intubation: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
Purpose: To evaluate which respiratory support method for critically ill patients undergoing endotracheal intubation (ETI) is associated with less desaturation. Methods: We searched PubMed, CochraneExpand
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Effect of High-Fidelity Simulation on Medical Students’ Knowledge about Advanced Life Support: A Randomized Study
High-fidelity simulation (HFS) is a learning method which has proven effective in medical education for technical and non-technical skills. However, its effectiveness for knowledge acquisition isExpand
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Previously undiagnosed Reinke edema as a cause of immediate postextubation inspiratory stridor.
Reinke edema (RE) is an uncommon lesion of the vocal folds and a potential cause of complications during airway management. We report the case of a woman with previously unknown RE admitted to theExpand
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A perioperative uncontrollable bleeding in an elderly patient with acquired hemophilia A: a case report
Acquired hemophilia A should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of perioperative bleeding in patients without any apparent reason for activated partial thromboplastin timeExpand
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Antifungal agents for preventing fungal infections in non-neutropenic critically ill patients.
BACKGROUND Invasive fungal infections are important causes of morbidity and mortality among critically ill patients. Early institution of antifungal therapy is pivotal for mortality reduction.Expand
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Attitudes towards end-of-life issues in intensive care unit among Italian anesthesiologists: a nation-wide survey
BackgroundThe aim of this paper is to collect data on the practice of palliative care, withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies, and management of end of life (EOL) in ItalianExpand
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Perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review.
INTRODUCTION Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the leading sleep disordered breathing condition, with a prevalence rate of moderate to severe OSA of approximately 10-17% in the general population. Expand
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