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OBJECTIVE Heatstroke is characterized by hyperthermia, vasoplegic shock, and cerebral ischemia and hypoxia. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) has been shown to reduce brain ischemia and behavioral dysfunction during cerebral artery occlusion. The efficacy of HBO therapy for resuscitation from heatstroke remains to be determined in the laboratory. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Tracheostomy should be considered to replace endotracheal intubation in patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV). However, the optimal timing for tracheostomy is still a topic of debate. The present study aimed to investigate whether early percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) can reduce duration of MV, and to further verify(More)
High mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1), a potent pro-inflammatory cytokine, contributes to the pathogenesis of diverse inflammatory and infectious disorders. Some studies have illustrated the potential effect of HMGB1 on regulatory T cells (Tregs). Astragaloside IV (AST IV) isolated from a Chinese herb, Astragalus mongholicus, is known to have a variety(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the risk factors of prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay of critically ill obstetric patients. METHODS A retrospective analysis of cases of critically ill obstetric patients admitted to the ICUs of Peking University Third Hospital, Capital Medical University Affiliated Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, and PLA 306 Hospital from January(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the value of power Doppler ultrasound (PDU) in the evaluation of acute kidney injury(AKI). METHODS Renal blood flow of 40 AKI cases was monitored by power Doppler ultrasound and 4-level semiquantitative PDU score method employed. All cases were divided into 3 groups by PDU score. AKI stage and duration were compared. And the(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal timing to start continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) for acute kidney injury (AKI) patients has not been accurately established. The recently proposed risk, injury, failure, loss, end-stage kidney disease (RIFLE) criteria for diagnosis and classification of AKI may provide a method for clinicians to decide the "optimal timing"(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear that how to decide the calcium infusion rate during continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) with regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA). This study aimed to assess the determinants of calcium infusion rate during CVVH with RCA in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS A total of 18 patients with AKI(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 7 (IGFBP7), inducers of G1 cell cycle arrest, are two recently discovered good biomarkers for early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI). To obtain a more robust performance measurement, the present meta-analysis was performed, pooling existing(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of early goal-directed diuresis therapy on the outcomes of critical ill patients. METHODS A total of 56 critical patients enrolled received an injection of furosemide 5-40 mg under a precondition of stable hemodynamics. They were divided into two groups:standard group [Central venous pressure (CVP) decreased below 8 mm(More)