Critical Care - Volume 7, issue Suppl 2

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1466-609X
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1364-8535

Abstract

To analyze the mortality of ventilator-asociated pneumonia (VAP) produced for a potential multiresistant microorganism (PMRM) according to antibiotic sensibility of the microorganisms responsible.

It is a prospective study of patients admitted in the ICU from 1 May 2000 until 31 August 2002

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 7, no. Suppl 2, 2003

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The mortality of patients with cardiogenic shock (CS) following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains high, despite modern reperfusion strategies. The progressive hemodynamic deterioration in patients with AMI is usually caused by left ventricular systolic dysfunction as a consequence of necr

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 7, no. Suppl 2, 2003

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To assess the effects of hypercapnia on the tissue metabolic response to Escherichia coli endotoxemia in rabbits.

Prospective, controlled experimental study.

University laboratory.

Thirty-six rabbits of both sexes, anesthetized with pentobarbital and ventilated mechanical

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 7, no. Suppl 2, 2003

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Catheter infection, the most frequent complication of the central venous catheter (CVC), is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and duration of hospital stay. In this study we evaluated the relationship between catheter indwelling time and catheter-related infections. Besides, we searc

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 7, no. Suppl 2, 2003

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This study evaluated the effects of varying doses of propofol and midazolam on the vasodilatation due to low-dose dopamine in an isolated rabbit artery model.

Twenty-four New Zealand rabbits (2–2.5 kg) were used in the study. All of their left renal arteries were extracted. Renal artery str

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 7, no. Suppl 2, 2003