Victor Galvão Moura Pereira

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CONTEXT Lung-protective mechanical ventilation with the use of lower tidal volumes has been found to improve outcomes of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). It has been suggested that use of lower tidal volumes also benefits patients who do not have ARDS. OBJECTIVE To determine whether use of lower tidal volumes is associated with(More)
INTRODUCTION Catecholamines are the most used vasopressors in vasodilatory shock. However, the development of adrenergic hyposensitivity and the subsequent loss of catecholamine pressor activity necessitate the search for other options. Our aim was to evaluate the effects of vasopressin and its analog terlipressin compared with catecholamine infusion alone(More)
Fever is a nonspecific response to various types of infectious or non-infectious insult and its significance in disease remains an enigma. Our aim was to summarize the current evidence for the use of antipyretic therapy in critically ill patients. We performed systematic review and meta-analysis of publications from 1966 to 2013. The MEDLINE and CENTRAL(More)
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a potentially fatal disease with high mortality. Our aim was to summarize the current evidence for use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) in the early phase of ARDS. METHODS Systematic review and meta-analysis of publications between 1966 and 2012. The Medline and CENTRAL databases were(More)
BACKGROUND Oxygen delivery and consumption disturbances are frequently seen with critically illness, potentially leading to pathologic changes in tissue oxygenation (StO2). Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a potentially useful method to monitor StO2, but the role of NIRS in prognostication of septic patients is uncertain. The aim of this study was to(More)
PURPOSE Our aims were to determine whether the pulse oximetric saturation/fraction of inspired oxygen (S/F) can be used for the early identification of patients with sepsis who are at increased risk for death and to compare the S/F ratio with the Pao2/fraction of inspired oxygen (P/F) ratio. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study in(More)
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