Critical Care - Volume 6, issue 4

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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
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1364-8535

Abstract

The present review introduces the notion of statistical power and the hazard of under-powered studies. The problem of how to calculate an ideal sample size is also discussed within the context of factors that affect power, and specific methods for the calculation of sample size are presented for

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 6, no. 4, 2002

Abstract

Introduction

Treatment of patients with severe sepsis with agents antagonising the effects of C5a has been proposed based on beneficial effects in animal experiments and in vitro studies demonstrating upregulation of the C5a receptor (CD88) on granulocytes by endotoxin.

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Journal: Critical Care, vol. 6, no. 4, 2002