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INTRODUCTION Since data regarding new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) in septic shock patients are scarce, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate the incidence and prognostic impact of new-onset AF in this patient group. METHODS We prospectively studied all patients with new-onset AF and all patients suffering from septic shock in a non-cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Disaster medicine education is an enormous challenge, but indispensable for disaster preparedness. AIMS We aimed to develop and implement a disaster medicine curriculum for medical student education that can serve as a peer-reviewed, structured educational guide and resource. Additionally, the process of designing, approving and implementing(More)
The research papers on shock that have been published in Critical Care throughout 2009 are related to four major subjects: first, alterations of heart function and, second, the role of the sympathetic central nervous system during sepsis; third, the impact of hemodynamic support using vasopressin or its synthetic analog terlipressin, and different types of(More)
A recent multicentre observational study examined the effect of emergency intubation on central venous oxygen saturation (SCVo2) in critically ill patients. The main finding was that SCVo2 significantly increases 15 minutes after emergency intubation and institution of mechanical ventilation with 100% oxygen, especially in those patients with pre-intubation(More)
The microwave spectrum of 2,5-dimethylthiophene, a sulfur-containing five-membered ring with two conjugated double bonds, was recorded in the frequency range from 2 to 40 GHz using molecular beam Fourier transform technique. Highly accurate molecular parameters were determined. A labeling scheme for the group G36 written as the semi-direct product (C(I)(3)(More)
BACKGROUND Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is being increasingly used during continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in intensive care units as an alternative to systemic heparin anticoagulation. However, due to its availability in a variety of solutions and dialysis systems, RCA is still considered a complex intervention, possibly leading to(More)