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BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that tight blood glucose (BG) control improves outcomes in critically ill adults. Children show similar hyperglycaemic responses to surgery or critical illness. However it is not known whether tight control will benefit children given maturational differences and different disease spectrum. METHODS/DESIGN The study(More)
Mechanical properties of the adult pulmonary vasculature are affected by perinatal experience of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension. In the present study, we followed the long-term effects of perinatal pulmonary hypertension induced by means other than hypoxia in rats. Daily injections of indomethacin (1 mg.kg-1 body weight (BW)) were given to the parturient(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to verify the benefits and limitations of repeated bedside echocardiographic examinations in children during mechanical ventilation. For the purposes of this study, we selected the data of over a time period from 2006 to 2010. METHODS A total of 235 children, average age 3.21 (SD 1.32) years were included into the(More)
The objective of our study was to compare Doppler echocardiography imaging with pulmonary artery thermodilution measurement during mechanical ventilation. Total 78 piglets (6 weeks old, average weight 24 kg, under general anesthesia) were divided into 4 groups under different cardiac loading conditions (at rest, with increased left ventricular afterload,(More)
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