Critical Care - Volume 15, issue Suppl 1

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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
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1364-8535

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This study aims to compare two arterial pressure wave-form monitors: the nomogram scaled LiDCOrapid (LiDCO Ltd, London, UK) with the calibrated PiCCOPlus, (Pulsion, Munich, Germany), to determine agreement for cardiac index (CI) measurement and trending during positional changes of passive leg ra

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 15, no. Suppl 1, 2011

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Insulin infusions over 2 U/hour can suppress endogenous insulin secretion in healthy subjects 30 to 45% [1]. Virtually all tight glycemic control (TGC) protocols deliver insulin via infusion. This study examines the impact of bolus delivery of insulin in TGC on the endogenous insulin secretion of

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 15, no. Suppl 1, 2011

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Cardiac cycle efficiency (CCE) can be calculated by the pressure recording analytical method (PRAM), a mini-invasive pulse-contour system that can provide beat-to-beat monitoring of cardiac output [1]. CCE is a new parameter that ranges from -1 to +1, with -1 being the worse and +1 the best possi

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 15, no. Suppl 1, 2011

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Lactic acidosis during metformin intoxication is mainly attributed to impaired hepatic lactate clearance [1]. The aim of this present work was to clarify whether metformin at high dose also increases skeletal muscle lactate production.

Reverse microdialysis was used in six healthy, sedated

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 15, no. Suppl 1, 2011

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The release of cytokines into the circulation is an essential part of the inflammatory cascade that underlies sepsis. Experimental and clinical data have shown that the proinflammatory cytokine TNFα is a principal mediator of this cascade [1-3]. The investigational drug AZD9773, intended for intr

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 15, no. Suppl 1, 2011

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This study compares the ability of two arterial waveform monitors, the calibrated PiCCOplus and the nomogram scaled LiDCOrapid, to detect fluid responsiveness using the functional hemodynamic parameters stroke volume variation (SVV) and pulse pressure variation (PPV) in a surgical ICU population

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 15, no. Suppl 1, 2011

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We report a case in which cardiovascular collapse after suicidal calcium channel blocker (CCB) overdose was successfully treated with levosimendan with traditional treatment.

A 20-year-old male who had taken 250 mg amlodipin besilat was admitted to the ICU from the Emergency Department. His

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 15, no. Suppl 1, 2011

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Accumulating data suggest a protective effect of obesity in the case of severe infections. Higher baseline levels of the proinflammatory cytokine TNFα as well as more pronounced TNFα release following whole blood stimulation with endotoxin are reported in patients with a higher body mass index (B

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 15, no. Suppl 1, 2011

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Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is a new anti-coagulation mode for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Compared with heparin anticoagulation, RCA prolongs filter lifetime, decreases transfusion requirements, and yields good metabolic control [1,2]. However, RCA was not investigate

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 15, no. Suppl 1, 2011

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Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a condition often associated with grave consequences and it remains a major public health problem globally. Clinical trials to improve management and treatment of this condition are a necessity; however, there are many issues that impact on the design and co

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 15, no. Suppl 1, 2011