Critical Care - Volume 14, issue 1

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1466-609X
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1364-8535

Abstract

Introduction

Alterations in circulating large neutral amino acids (LNAAs), leading to a decrease in the plasma ratio between branched-chain and aromatic amino acids (BCAA/AAA ratio), may be involved in sepsis-associated encephalopathy. We hypothesised that a decrease in the BCAA/AAA ratio occurs a

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 14, no. 1, 2010

Abstract

Patients requiring tracheostomies tend to have a longer length of stay due to their underlying disease. After a thorough literature search, Garrubba and colleagues found only three studies assessing the impact of multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) on tracheostomy patients on the ward. One consistent

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 14, no. 1, 2010