Vjollca Shpata

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PURPOSE Many investigators have reported rising numbers of elderly patients admitted to the intensive care units (ICUs). The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of malnutrition risk in the ICU by comparing the prevalence of malnutrition between older adults (aged 65 years and above) and adults (aged 18-64 years), and to examine the negative(More)
INTRODUCTION Malnutrition is a frequent concomitant of surgical illness, especially in gastrointestinal cancer surgery. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of malnutrition in the GI cancer patients and its relation with clinical outcome. We also examined associations between the energy balance and clinical outcomes in these patients. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) in patients undergoing non-cardiothoracic surgery remains high and the occurrence of these complications has enormous implications for the patient and the health care system. AIM The aim of the study was to identify risk factors for PPC in patients undergoing abdominal surgical(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to examine whether ephedrine and phenylephrine were different in their efficacy for managing maternal hypotension and their effect of adverse maternal and neonatal outcome. METHODS A double-blind randomized controlled study in healthy pregnant women ASA physical status 2, which underwent elective caesarian delivery under(More)
BACKGROUND Acute Pancreatitis (AP) is an inflammatory pathology with large regional variations in incidence and etiology. AIM The aim of the study was to provide a description of the epidemiologic situation of AP in Albanian population, regarding incidence, etiology and severity of the disease. METHODS We have studied all the files of all patients with(More)
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