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*  Renal effects of low-dose dopamine in the critically ill | Critical Care | Full Text
Critically ill but stable patients, median APACHE II 13 (range 8-26), with a pulmonary artery catheter placed to assist volume ... Intensive Care Unit, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 396 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH, UK ...
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*  Clinical review: Scoring systems in the critically ill | Critical Care | Full Text
A new risk prediction model for critical care: the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) model. Crit Care ... hospital mortality assessment for today's critically ill patients. Crit Care Med 2006, 34: 1297-1310.View ArticlePubMedGoogle ... Comparison of multiple organ dysfunction scores in the prediction of hospital mortality in the critically ill. Crit Care Med ... The changing prognostic determinants in the critically ill patient. In 2007 Yearbook of Intensive care and Emergency Medicine. ...
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*  Predicting a low response to ACTH in the critically ill | Critical Care | Full Text
In the critically ill, sepsis and its sequelae are major risk factors of a low adrenocortical response to ACTH, independent of ... Five hundred and twenty consecutive critically ill patients in a 3-year period, who underwent a 250 μg ACTH stimulation test ... To determine the risk factors for a low adrenocortical response to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in critically ill ...
  https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/cc4606
*  Occurrence and adverse effect on outcome of hyperlactatemia in the critically ill | Critical Care | Full Text
Hyperlactatemia is common among the critically ill and predicts risk for death. ... and relation of hyperlactatemia with ICU mortality in all patients admitted to four ICUs in a large regional critical care ... However, studies to date have focused on selected intensive care unit (ICU) populations. We sought to determine the occurrence ... Hyperlactatemia is frequent in critically ill patients and is often used as a marker of adverse outcome. ...
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*  Agitation, Confusion, and Neuromuscular Blockade in Critically Ill Patients - Critical Care Medicine - Merck Manuals...
... treatment of Approach to the Critically Ill Patient from the Professional Version of the Merck Manuals. ... Agitation, Confusion, and Neuromuscular Blockade in Critically Ill Patients By Soumitra R. Eachempati, MD, Professor of Surgery ... In a critically ill patient, agitation, confusion, or both can result from the original medical condition, from medical ... Some Causes of Agitation or Confusion in Critical Care Patients). It is important to remember that neuromuscular blockade ...
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*  Equipment review: Intrahospital transport of critically ill patients | Critical Care | Full Text
A Medline search was performed using the terms 'criticalillness', 'transport of patients', 'patienttransfer', 'critical care ... In particular, the presence of a critical carephysician during transport, proper equipment to monitor vital functions and ... It appears useful to usespecifically constructed carts including standard intensive care unitventilators in a selected group of ... This review on the current literature of the intrahospitaltransport of critically ill patients addresses type and incidence of ...
  https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/cc362
*  Procalcitonin as a marker of infection in critically ill patients | Critical Care | Full Text
During the first week of recovery in the ICU, critically ill septic patients have increased serum PCT levels. However, PCT ... To determine the value of procalcitonin (PCT) as a marker of infection in critically ill patients with systemic inflammatory ... Further studies are needed to determine the prognostic value of PCT in critically ill patients. ...
  https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/cc2656
*  Mild hypoglycemia is independently associated with increased mortality in the critically ill | Critical Care | Full Text
Reliability of point-of-care testing for glucose measurement in critically ill patients. Crit Care Med 2005, 33: 2778-2785. ... Krinsley JS, Grover A: Severe hypoglycemia in critically ill patients: risk factors and outcomes. Crit Care Med 2007, 35: 2262- ... Krinsley JS: Glycemic variability: a strong, independent risk factor for mortality in critically ill patients. Crit Care Med ... Mackenzie I, Whitehouse T, Nightingale P: The metrics of glycaemic control in critical care. Intensive Care Med 2011, 37: 435- ...
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*  Nicotine withdrawal and agitation in ventilated critically ill patients | Critical Care | Full Text
Nicotine withdrawal was associated with agitation and higher morbidities in critically ill patients. These results suggest the ... and on morbidities and outcomes in critically ill patients who required respiratory support, either noninvasive ventilation or ... We conducted a prospective, observational study in two intensive care units (ICUs). The 144 consecutive patients admitted to ... with the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC), were tested twice daily during the ICU stay. Agitation and ...
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*  Incidence and clinical relevance of heparin-induced antibodies in critically ill patients | Critical Care | Full Text
Incidence and clinical relevance of heparin-induced antibodies in critically ill patients. ... it remains unknown in patients of a general intensive care unit (ICU patients). ...
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*  The utility of open lung biopsy in critically ill adult patients | Critical Care | Full Text
This procedure is associated with significant risk of morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. We ...
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*  Significance of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (an acute phase protein) in monitoring critically ill patients | Critical...
Sixty-eight patients, admitted consecutively to the intensive care unit and who met criteria for SIRS, sepsis or septic shock ... This prospective cohort study was conducted in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit. ... An important group of critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are those exhibiting a systemic inflammatory ... Class 1, induced by IL-1 in synergy with IL-6, includes CRP and MBP. Class 2, induced by IL-6 alone, includes antiproteases, α2 ...
  https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/cc2386
*  Impact of positive fluid balance on survival in critically ill cancer patients | Critical Care | Full Text
Bouchard J, et al.: Fluid accumulation, survival and recovery of kidney function in critically ill patients with acute kidney ... Fluid overload has recently been linked to adverse outcomes in critically ill patients, but its impact on the outcomes of ... Fluid overload is independently associated with increased mortality in critically ill cancer patients. Further studies are ... Impact of positive fluid balance on survival in critically ill cancer patients. ...
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*  Frailty in the critically ill: a novel concept | Critical Care | Full Text
... the critically ill patient may be analogous to the frail geriatric patient. The prevalence of frailty amongst critically ill ... We believe studies of frailty in critically ill patients are needed to evaluate how it correlates with outcomes such as ... Owing to the theoretical similarities in frailty between geriatric and critically ill patients, this concept may have clinical ... based on data showing that the utilization of intensive care unit (ICU) resources by older people is rising. ...
  https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/cc9297
*  Pro/con debate: Is intensive insulin therapy targeting tight blood glucose control of benefit in critically ill patients? |...
You have decided to develop a protocol for insulin therapy in your intensive care unit (ICU). You wonder about the merit of ... Angus DC, Abraham E: Intensive insulin therapy in critical illness. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005, 172: 1358-1359. 10.1164/ ... Krinsley JS, Grover A: Severe hypoglycemia in critically ill patients: risk factors and outcomes. Crit Care Med. 2007, 35: 2262 ... Whilst to some such data are sufficient to advocate IIT as a standard of care for critically ill adults [26], it is more ...
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*  Renal replacement in critically ill patients: the age factor | Critical Care | Full Text
Sepsis is the most relevant reason for acute renal insufficiency and mortality in critically ill patients. According to our ...
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*  Management of the Critically Ill Traveler | Principles of Critical Care, 4e | AccessMedicine | McGraw-Hill Medical
"Management of the Critically Ill Traveler." Principles of Critical Care, 4e Hall JB, Schmidt GA, Kress JP. Hall J.B., Schmidt G ... Sandrock C, Black H. Sandrock C, Black H Sandrock, Christian, and Hugh Black.Management of the Critically Ill Traveler. In: ... The critically ill traveler can provide a diagnostic dilemma for the clinician given the wide array of causative agents. ... The management of the critically ill traveler includes early isolation and HCW protection should be initiated until a diagnosis ...
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*  Transferring the critically ill patient: are we there yet? | Critical Care | Full Text
Currently large, and increasing, numbers of critically ill patients require transfer between critical care units. Inter-unit ... It is generally accepted that critically ill patients should be transferred by specialized retrieval teams, but the composition ... transfer poses significant risks to critically ill patients, particularly those requiring multiple organ support. While the ... but so too has the demand for intensive care. ... Department of Critical Care, Research Program for Critical Care ...
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*  Ventilatory support in critically ill hematology patients with respiratory failure | Critical Care | Full Text
Improved survival of critically ill cancer patients with septic shock. Intensive Care Med. 2003, 29: 1688-1695. 10.1007/s00134- ... Continued survival gains in recent years among critically ill myeloma patients. Intensive Care Med. 2009, 35: 512-518. 10.1007/ ... Prognostic factors for intensive care unit admission, intensive care outcome, and post-intensive care survival in patients with ... All of these results highlight the benefits and risks of NIMV in critically ill hematology patients. Based on previously ...
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*  Serial Evaluation of the SOFA Score to Predict Outcome in Critically Ill Patients | Critical Care Medicine | JAMA | JAMA Network
ContextEvaluation of trends in organ dysfunction in critically ill patients may help predict outcome.ObjectiveTo determine the ... Cullen DJ, Chernow B. Predicting outcome in critically ill patients. Crit Care Med.1994;22:1345-1348.Google Scholar ... Cullen DJ, Chernow B. Predicting outcome in critically ill patients. Crit Care Med.1994;22:1345-1348.Google Scholar ... Wagner DP, Knaus WA, Harrell FE, Zimmerman JE, Watts C. Daily prognostic estimates for critically ill adults in intensive care ...
  https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/194262
*  In critically ill patients the procalcitonin level can be misleading | Critical Care | Full Text
Three recently published articles in Critical Care concerning the usefulness of procalcitonin (PCT) in critically ill patients ... Department of Critical Care, University of Groningen,University Medical Center Groningen, Postbus 30.001, Groningen, RB, 9700, ... PCT has also been evaluated as a diagnostic tool in critically ill patients. This would be of help because there is no ... Wolff M, Bouadma L: What procalcitonin brings to management of sepsis in the ICU. Crit Care 2010, 14: 1007. 10.1186/cc9330 ...
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*  Risk factors for invasive fungal disease in critically ill adult patients: a systematic review | Critical Care | Full Text
... of these cases occur in critical care units. Invasive fungal disease (IFD) in critically ill patients is associated with ... This review shows a number of risk factors to be significantly associated with the development of IFD in critically ill adults ... risk prediction models and clinical decision rules for IFD in critically ill adult patients to inform the primary data ... risk prediction models or clinical decisions rules for IFD in critically ill adult patients. Eligible articles were identified ...
  https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/cc10574
*  Vitamin D deficiency in critically ill children: a systematic review and meta-analysis | Critical Care | Full Text
Approximately 50% of critically ill children have VDD at the time of PICU admission, defined as a blood total 25(OH)D ... The studies reported a total of 2783 critically ill children and had a median sample size of 120 (range 12-511). The majority ... The primary objective was to estimate the prevalence of VDD in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and compare vitamin D ... The objective of this systematic review was to determine the frequency of VDD in pediatric critical illness and its association ...
  https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-017-1875-y
*  Recommendations on RBC Transfusions in Critically Ill Children With Acute Respiratory Failure From the Pediatric Critical Care...
Recommendations on RBC Transfusions in Critically Ill Children With Acute Respiratory Failure From the Pediatric Critical Care ... supporting literature for RBC transfusions in critically ill children with bleeding developed by the Pediatric Critical Care ... Author Information: Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, CHC, Liège, Belgium. ... Consensus conference series of international, multidisciplinary experts in RBC transfusion management of critically ill ...
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*  Vancomycin as a single daily dose in critically ill patients on an intensive care unit | Critical Care | Full Text
Vancomycin as a single daily dose in critically ill patients on an intensive care unit. ... in critically ill patients, irrespective of renal function, instead of lg VAN twice daily. ...
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