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Enoximone in contrast to dobutamine improves hepatosplanchnic function in fluid-optimized septic shock patients
ObjectiveTo investigate the impact of dobutamine and enoximone on hepatosplanchnic perfusion and function in fluid-optimized septic patients. DesignProspective, randomized, double-blindedExpand
Impact of standard procedures and clinical standards on cost-effectiveness and intensive care unit performance in adult patients after cardiac surgery
Objective: To investigate the impact of organizational procedures on intensive care unit (ICU) performance and cost-effectiveness after cardiac surgery. Design: Prospective study. Setting:Expand
Risk factors for prolonged ventilation after cardiac surgery using APACHE II, SAPS II, and TISS: comparison of three different models
Abstract Objective: To identify the risk for prolonged mechanical ventilation in cardiac surgical patients. Design: Prospective study with retrospective combination of a second database. Patients:Expand
Hirudin versus heparin for anticoagulation in continuous renal replacement therapy
Abstract Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of hirudin and heparin for anticoagulation during continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in critically ill patients. Design: Prospective,Expand
Effect of atropine on alveolar gas mixing in man.
1. Atropine is known to diminish bronchomotor tone. In order to investigate the acute effect of atropine on respiration and alveolar gas mixing, a dose of 2.4 mg was given intravenously. 2. TenExpand
Bleeding after intermittent or continuous r-hirudin during CVVH
Objective: To demonstrate bleeding complications encountered in patients after cardiac surgery on continous venovenous haemofiltration (CVVH) treated with continuous versus intermittent r-hirudin forExpand
Renal Replacement Therapy: Physical Properties of Hollow Fibers Influence Efficiency
Introduction Physical properties of filters for continous renal replacement therapy have a great impact on biocompatibility. According to Poiseuille's law, a filter with more and shorter hollowExpand
Downward movement of syringe pumps reduces syringe output.
We studied how lowering a syringe pump and changing the outflow pressure could affect syringe pump output. We experimentally reduced the height of three different syringe pump systems by 80 cm (adultExpand
Increased endothelial injury in septic patients with coronary artery disease.
STUDY OBJECTIVE Recently, it was proposed that soluble intercellular adhesion molecule (sICAM)-1 plasma levels may allow subgroup identification of patients at risk for cardiovascular complicationsExpand