Critical Care - Volume 11, issue 1

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1466-609X
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1364-8535

Abstract

The review by Looney and Matthay summarized recent progress in basic and preclinical research of activated protein C (APC), a novel therapeutic agent for the treatment of severe sepsis [1]. APC is traditionally an anticoagulant and profibrinolytic agent, and has been appreciated to possess anti-i

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 11, no. 1, 2007

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Introduction

Mild therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to improve outcome for patients after cardiac arrest and may be beneficial for ischaemic stroke and myocardial ischaemia patients. However, in the awake patient, even a small decrease of core temperature provokes vigorous autonomic reactions

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 11, no. 1, 2007

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Introduction

There is little objective comparative information about the postoperative complications of tracheostomy in morbidly obese patients. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and severity of complications associated with open tracheostomy in critically ill morbidly obese pat

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 11, no. 1, 2007