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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
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1364-8535

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Recently, an active HME (AHME) (Humid-Heat, Gibeck) has been developed. The AHME combines a HME with a unit which adds humidity and heat to the patient-side of the HME. The supply of humidity and heat is automatically regulated, in order to achieve 100% humidity of inspired gases at 37°C. The ope

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 3, no. Suppl 1, 2000

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Severity scoring models can provide accurate outcome prediction but their performance is very influenced by variations in patient case-mix. Therefore, none of the usual scoring systems (APACHE II, SAPS II and MPM 24) fitted to this ICU: they had good discriminatory power but poor calibration. Log

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 3, no. Suppl 1, 2000

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The aim of this study is to assess the degree of change of upper-arm skeletal muscle thickness in patients of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and to propose a new method for quantifying this change.

The thickness of upper-arm biceps was measured twice in 16 female patients (mean age 61.63 ± 8 yea

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 3, no. Suppl 1, 2000

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A trial with noninvasive ventilation (NIMV) could be a safe alternative option in some selected unweanneable patient, after a period of invasive approach of weaning with: 1) Endotracheal tube (ET) or 2) Traqueostomizated with a `T' oxygen or Pressure support Ventilation (PSV) trials.

Polyva

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 3, no. Suppl 1, 2000

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Procalcitonin (PCT), the precursor of calcitonin, was recently forwarded as a diagnostic marker of systemic bacterial infection and sepsis. Previously we have demonstrated that PCT is expressed in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). Aim of this study was to estimate wether PCT could

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 3, no. Suppl 1, 2000

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The study has been approved by the Institutional Board for Clinical Research

To determine primary endogenous pneumonia effect on severe burn patient mortality and to establish the associated factors with primary endogenous pneumonia.

Prospective observational.

A six-bed burn int

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 3, no. Suppl 1, 2000

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During disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), the extrinsic tissue factor (TF)-dependent pathway has been implicated as the dominant route to thrombin generation and the production of IL-6 has been shown to correlate positively with the severity of sepsis-induced DIC. Pharmacological doses

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 3, no. Suppl 1, 2000

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In order to minimize complications of invasive techniques for measurement of cardiac output, non-invasive methods will be of growing importance in anesthesiology and intensive care. The validity of non-invasive measurements has frequently been questioned. In our study the validity of non-invasive

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 3, no. Suppl 1, 2000

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Gastric tonometry is a very sensitive, non-invasive method to detect hypovolemia in critical care patients. Several studies document the predictive value of tonometry for patients' outcome. Especially a widened arterial to gastric-intramucosal PCO2 difference (aiDCO2) warns

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 3, no. Suppl 1, 2000