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Incidence and risk factors of atrial fibrillation in a surgical intensive care unit*
ObjectiveTo evaluate the incidence and risks factors of atrial fibrillation (AF). DesignProspective, observational study. SettingA surgical intensive care unit of a university hospital. PatientsAllExpand
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Factors associated with multidrug-resistant bacteria in secondary peritonitis: impact on antibiotic therapy.
Secondary peritonitis includes community-acquired and nosocomial peritonitis. These intra-abdominal infections have a common pathogenesis but some microbiological differences, particularly withExpand
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Atrial fibrillation in trauma patients requiring intensive care
AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the incidence and risk factors of atrial fibrillation (AF) in trauma patients.Design and settingProspective observational study in a surgical intensive care unitExpand
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Prevalence and impact of frailty on mortality in elderly ICU patients: a prospective, multicenter, observational study
PurposeFrailty is a recent concept used for evaluating elderly individuals. Our study determined the prevalence of frailty in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and its impact on the rate ofExpand
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Clinical review: The liver in sepsis
During sepsis, the liver plays a key role. It is implicated in the host response, participating in the clearance of the infectious agents/products. Sepsis also induces liver damage throughExpand
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Effect of oropharyngeal decontamination by povidone-iodine on ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients with head trauma*
Objective:To evaluate the effect of a regular oropharyngeal application of povidone-iodine on the prevalence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients with severe head trauma. Design:ProspectiveExpand
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The Effects of Small-Dose Ketamine on Morphine Consumption in Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients After Major Abdominal Surgery
In a randomized, double-blinded study, we evaluated the analgesic effect of ketamine in the management of pain in a surgical intensive care unit after major abdominal surgery. Patients receivedExpand
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Hydrocortisone therapy for patients with multiple trauma: the randomized controlled HYPOLYTE study.
CONTEXT The role of stress-dose hydrocortisone in the management of trauma patients is currently unknown. OBJECTIVE To test the efficacy of hydrocortisone therapy in trauma patients. DESIGN,Expand
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Determination of capillary hemoglobin levels using the HemoCue system in intensive care patients.
PURPOSE The study aimed to compare hemoglobin (Hb) values determined using the portable HemoCue system (HemoCue Hb 201+; HemoCue AB, Ängelholm, Sweden) with laboratory Hb level determination. Expand
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Modulation of airway remodeling-associated mediators by the antifibrotic compound, pirfenidone, and the matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor, batimastat, during acute lung injury in mice.
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are potent to degrade basement membrane collagen associated with acute lung injury in inflammatory processes. We have investigated effects of pirfenidone,Expand
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