Critical Care - Volume 7, issue Suppl 3

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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
Print ISSN
1364-8535

Abstract

Ventilation by bilevel positive airway pressure (BIPAP) was been applied in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with the aim of increasing oxygenation, and reducing dyspnea and respiratory work. However, the positive pressure may produce harmful effects on the cardiovascular system. The

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 7, no. Suppl 3, 2003

Abstract

The linezolid [1] spectrum of activity has provided a new venue to treat moderate to severe Gram-positive infections orally as well as using the intravenous methods. It has been recommended to avoid prolonged linezolid therapy because of reports of hematological toxicity, especially in thrombocyt

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 7, no. Suppl 3, 2003

Abstract

The classification and regression tree (CART) is an easier alternative to logistic regression as a predictor of the chance of bedside event occurrence, not requiring complex calculations.

To assess the chance of predicting pneumonia using the CART model.

A total of 1158 patients under

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 7, no. Suppl 3, 2003