William Sibbald

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Nineteen patients developed polyneuropathy complicating critical illness. They had been admitted to a critical care unit following intubation for cardiac or pulmonary disease and had developed sepsis and multiple organ failure. Approximately one month following intubation, failure to wean from the ventilator and limb weakness prompted neurological referral.(More)
OBJECTIVE To review current knowledge about cell-free hemoglobin solutions. DATA SOURCES All studies involving cell-free hemoglobin were retrieved from a computerized MEDLINE search from 1980 to 1998. We also reviewed the reference lists of all available review articles and primary studies to identify references not found in the computerized search. (More)
BACKGROUND Timely and reliable communication of critical laboratory values is a Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal. The objective was to evaluate the effect of an automated system for paging critical values directly to the responsible physician. METHODS A randomised controlled trial on the general medicine clinical teaching units at an urban(More)
OBJECTIVE Adult critical care services are a large, expensive part of U.S. health care. The current agenda for response to workforce shortages and rising costs has largely been determined by members of the critical care profession without input from other stakeholders. We sought to elicit the perceived problems and solutions to the delivery of critical care(More)
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