Critical Care - Volume 13, issue 5

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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
Print ISSN
1364-8535

Abstract

Complications after central venous catheterization occur in more than 15% of the patients undergoing it [1]. In this report, we present a remarkable case of acute swelling of the thyroid gland as an unexpected and rare complication after subclavian vein catheterization.

A 69-year-old male w

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 13, no. 5, 2009

Abstract

Protein calorie malnutrition is a concern in critically ill patients. Prospective studies to define the ideal calorie/protein intake to administer not only to meet requirements but also to change outcome are lacking. Strack van Schijndel and colleagues have observed an improvement in survival whe

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 13, no. 5, 2009