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OBJECTIVE Glutamine (Gln)-supplemented total parenteral nutrition (TPN) improves clinical outcome after planned surgery, but the benefits of Gln-TPN for critically ill (intensive care unit; ICU) patients are still debated. DESIGN Prospective, double-blind, controlled, randomized trial. SETTING ICUs in 16 hospitals in France. PATIENTS One-hundred… (More)
Must often reporting to an hepatic subcapsular hemorrhage with pre or true eclampsia, Spontaneous rupture of adenoma of the liver during pregnancy is unusual entity. Very exceptionally cases of rupture of anatomic hepatic lesion underlying had been reported. About a new case, diagnosis, physiopathologic and management problems are approached.
PURPOSE To evaluate the agreement between end-tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2) and arterial CO2 (PaCO2) in patients with traumatic brain injury and to document the course of the (PaCO2-PETCO2) gradient over time. METHODS Twenty one traumatic brain injury patients (Coma Glasgow Scale < or = 8) were included in this prospective observational study over a… (More)
A venous mesenteric infarction in a 27-year-old patient is reported. This patient presented a genetic quantitative AT-III deficiency without anticoagulation therapy. Ultrasonography revealed portal vein thrombosis and laparoscopy showed mesenteric vein infarction. Laparotomy was performed mmediately and revealed segmental infarction of 60 cm of the jejunum… (More)
BACKGROUND Early evaluation of the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) requires measurement of many variables within 48 h after admission. Septic complications (SC) are frequent, and preliminary studies have highlighted the value of prophylactic antibiotherapy; however, single and reliable predictive markers of sepsis are not yet available. The aim of this… (More)
Two cases of pulmonary oedema during beta 2-adrenergic agonist therapy in pre-eclampsia pregnant patients are reported. In our first case, the pulmonary oedema was exceptionally severe, because the patient (twins at 26 SA) had to be intubated and ventilated, but the caesarean section was performed only 6 weeks later. These two clinical observations… (More)
Three cases of pancreatitis occurring after a trauma to the pancrease are reported. They emphasize the difficulty of diagnosis at the initial phase of the condition. In all cases, computerized tomography (CT) scan was the main diagnostic method. Applying the same therapeutic strategy for pancreatitis as for other aetiologies facilitated a favourable outcome.
OBJECTIVE To compare pulse oximetry saturation (Spo2 with arterial blood gas saturation (SaO2) obtained during clinical routine to determine the optimal lowest reliable value of SpO2 in ventilator-dependent patients before setting up a nurse-directed protocol of FIO2 titration. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Surgical intensive care unit in a… (More)
PURPOSE A new semi-continuous thermodilution cardiac output (CCO) system has been developed recently (Opti-Q and Q-vue Abbott critical care system). The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy and reproducibility of this new device with conventional ice-bolus thermodilution cardiac output (BCO). METHODS Fifteen critically ill patients who needed… (More)
A case is reported of a 35-year-old woman who sustained a massive intestinal infarction requiring a total resection of small intestine and the colon, with a terminal duodenostomy. Preoperative arteriography and intraoperative findings at laparotomy showed a thrombosis of coeliac trunc, superior and inferior mesenteric arteries, originating possibly from a… (More)