Critical Care - Volume 14, issue Suppl 1

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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
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1364-8535

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This study will look at the validation of a novel method combining measurement of gastric residual volume (GRV) and estimation of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) via intragastric pressure (IGP).

In total 88 paired IAP and GRV measurements were performed in the HOB position in 23 mechanically

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

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The aim of our study is to identify the epidemiology of patients admitted to an ICU following severe acute drug overdose.

The study is a retrospective observational study of a 20-bed medical/surgical ICU during a 15-year period. We reviewed the clinical records of patients admitted from 199

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

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A patient presented with severe acidosis, point-of-care (POC) lactate of 42 mmol/l. This led to suspicion of mesenteric ischemia and potential need for laparotomy. However, plasma lactates were <4 mmol/and ethylene glycol (EG) ingestion was subsequently diagnosed. We therefore wished to determ

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

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Fluid overload has recently been linked to adverse outcomes in critically ill patients, but its impact on the outcomes of cancer patients admitted to ICUs has not been previously described. The aim of this study is analyze the impact of fluid overload on outcomes of patients with cancer needing i

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

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In previous guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [1] and in the recently published Guidelines of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Infectious Diseases Society of America (SHEA/IDSA) [2] it is recommended to avoid the femoral access to reduce the risk

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

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Limited data are available concerning patients admitted to the ICU for an extra-abdominal disease and operated on for emergency laparotomy (EL) [1]. We investigated whether such patients had benefit from EL and factors likely to predict survival.

EL was performed in 48 ICU patients admitted

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

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The purpose of the study was to clarify the influence of aging on attitudes toward the initial three links in chains of survival.

We gave questionnaires to attendants of compulsory programs for basic life support (BLS) or driving technique at the beginning in authorized driving schools. The

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

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To assess the efficacy and safety of proton pump inhibitor and histamine-2 receptor antagonist in ICU patients for stress ulcer prophylaxis.

Trials were identified by performing a systematic search of MEDLINE, Ebsco and CNKI. Two reviewers assessed the quality of studies and extracted data

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

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Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) was originally created for sepsis, but their quality is now used in other medical conditions. Therefore, we add some criteria to the index to assess patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Informed consent for each patient/family; APACHE II (criteri

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

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The purpose of this study is to verify the reliability of optic nerve ultrasound (ONU) for detecting intracranial hypertension (IH). IH is a frequent and potentially fatal complication of severe head injury. Actually, intraventricular catheters represent the gold standard for ICP measurements. Un

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