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Bojić I - - 1998
Inappropriate body response is, besides the infectious agent, responsible for the genesis of sepsis and septic shock. It is non-specific and in cascade of events it can hardly be controlled. The results of immunoglobulins administration compared to the disease course and outcome have been compared and analyzed in 135 patients ...
Brown A F - - 1998
Tick bite anaphylaxis has rarely been reported. It may follow the bite of any of the different tick life cycle forms, is related to the release of salivary juices, and may range from mild itch to severe wheeze or shock. Data obtained suggest that it is more common and potentially ...
Still J M - - 1998
A retrospective review of all 443 burn patients admitted during a 13-month period from October 1, 1992 to October 31, 1993, was completed. Of these, 8 were transferred and eliminated from the study. Twenty-two patients who were felt to be terminal on admission and did not have blood cultures were ...
Webb J G - - 1998
Management of the patient with cardiogenic shock requires rapid confirmation of the diagnosis and exclusion of potentially correctable conditions. Early echocardiography is helpful to exclude mechanical causes of shock, such as unsuspected severe mitral insufficiency. Thrombolytic therapy may help prevent shock, but its role in established shock is not clear. ...
Goris R J - - 1998
The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and acute reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) share clinical signs of severe inflammation, a protracted course, and a similar problem of impaired oxygen utilization. The difference is that SIRS patients have these signs and symptoms systemically and are severely ill in the intensive care ...
Arsura E L - - 1998
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical and laboratory parameters of patients with septic shock following infection with Coccidioides immitis, estimate the incidence of septic shock from coccidioidomycosis, and outline clues that may be helpful in early diagnosis of this syndrome. DESIGN: Retrospective, descriptive case series. SETTING: A 250-bed general public hospital ...
Meloni C - - 1998
The aim of this work was to study hemodynamic, oximetric and metabolic parameters in septic patients during continuous hemofiltration, in order to determine whether the changes in hemodynamic parameters can influence the oxygen utilization in peripheral tissues. 29 multiple organ failure patients with septic shock were studied during the first ...
Kampelmacher M J - - 1998
In patients prescribed long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT), compliance is often poor. Both patient- and treatment-related factors seem to be involved. As a base for improvements in LTOT, the characteristics and complaints of LTOT patients were investigated. A survey was set up in a random sample of clients of the largest ...
Schaanning J - - 1998
Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) in patients with chronic hypoxaemia is an expanding field. Traditional stationary oxygen, with and without portable compressed gas cylinders, and portable liquid oxygen equipment is available today. No official guidelines exist for the prescription of liquid oxygen vs traditional oxygen supply in LTOT, although it is ...
Dijkstra S - - 1997
We describe six patients with non-insulin dependent (Type 2) diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and thermal foot injury admitted to the Burn Centre in Rotterdam. They were all male with a mean age of 56.8 (range 47-63) years. The median patients' delay before admission was 27 (range 1-56) days. Five patients needed ...
Sellers B J - - 1997
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that when prolonged ventilator dependence (PVD) can be predicted in trauma or intensive care unit patients, early tracheostomy may reduce hospital stay and improve utilization of resources. This study was performed to develop criteria predictive of PVD (> 14 days) in burn patients. METHODS: We reviewed ...
Mure M - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To confirm the positive effect of prone positioning on oxygenation in patients with acute lung insufficiency. DESIGN: Clinical follow-up study. SETTING: The intensive care unit at a tertiary care academic hospital. PATIENTS: Thirteen patients suffering from severe acute lung insufficiency caused by trauma, septicemia, aspiration, and burn injury. Eleven ...
Muguti G I - - 1997
We present a retrospective analysis of 49 patients (61% males and 39% females) with burns who died at Mpilo Central Hospital between January 1990 and December 1993. Of the patients, 61% (30/49) were in the paediatric age group, with 55% (27/49) under 2 years of age. Most burns occurred at ...
Bruneel F - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To study adult patients with severe falciparum malaria who developed shock. DESIGN: Retrospective study from 1987 to 1993. SETTING: Medical intensive care unit in a university hospital. PATIENTS: 14 patients admitted with severe falciparum malaria who developed shock. All received intravenous quinine. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: The mean Simplified Acute ...
Nakamori Y - - 1997
In the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji earthquake, 504 deaths were listed as fire related, although many of the victims may have been crushed or suffocated before they were burned. Census data related to surviving burn victims, however, were unknown. This study was designed to examine the medical requirements of those burn patients ...
Gravil J H - - 1997
We audited the use of oxygen in our hospital. Over three days we found 119 patients using oxygen, 21 wearing their mask incorrectly or not at all. The commonest indication was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Forty patients had no record of arterial gas analysis. Of those who had, 29 did ...
Spack L - - 1997
OBJECTIVES: The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is typified by the presence of fever, hemodynamic changes, and end organ dysfunction. Endothelial cell activation leads to overproduction of nitric oxide, which results in sustained vasodilation and hypotension. This study was undertaken to determine the sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive ...
Kiehl M G - - 1997
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of nitric oxide synthase inhibition by NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) on hemodynamics and outcome in leukocytopenic (< 1000/microliter) patients with severe septic shock requiring strong vasopressor support. DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. SETTING: Medical intensive care unit. PATIENTS: 10 patients with hematologic malignancies in chemotherapy-induced leukocytopenia ...
Rodeberg D A - - 1997
Neutrophils (PMNs) from patients with thermal injury are dysfunctional for the CD11b/CD18-dependent functions of diapedesis, chemotaxis, and phagocytosis. The expression of CD11b/CD18 on normal PMNs is increased after an inflammatory stimulus. We proposed that CD11b/CD18 expression on burn patient PMNs would respond abnormally to inflammatory stimuli. PMNs were obtained from ...
de Werra I - - 1997
OBJECTIVES: To determine and compare the respective concentrations of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interleukin (IL)-6, soluble TNF receptors, nitrite/nitrate (NO2-/NO3-), and procalcitonin in the plasma of patients with septic shock, cardiogenic shock, and bacterial pneumonia without shock; and to assess the predictive value of these mediators in defining patients with ...
Chang M C - - 1997
INTRODUCTION: Low gastric intramucosal pH (pHi) after shock resuscitation is associated with organ dysfunction and death in trauma patients. However, the relationship between hemodynamic performance, global oxygen transport, and pHi is unclear. Our purpose was to evaluate the relationship between intravascular volume status, splanchnic hypoperfusion, and outcome after shock resuscitation ...
Kampelmacher M J - - 1997
Transtracheal oxygen therapy (TTOT) improves the efficiency of oxygen delivery and overcomes the discomfort associated with nasal oxygen delivery in patients on long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT). In addition, TTOT improves compliance and quality of life, and may reduce morbidity. Experience with TTOT in Europe is, however, scarce and the safety ...
Hantson P - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of early pulmonary complications and the value of initial clinical signs and paraclinical investigations in victims of smoke inhalation not suffering from burns following structural fires. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Thirteen-bed ICU. PATIENTS: Sixty-four victims of smoke inhalation following household fires were admitted to ...
Damas P - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To look for relationships between the classification of sepsis and plasma cytokine concentrations. DESIGN: Prospective, consecutive entry study of patients meeting severe sepsis criteria and having bacteriologically documented infections. SETTING: University hospital, surgical intensive care unit. PATIENTS: Fifty consecutive patients developing severe sepsis or septic shock between December 1991 ...
Steer J A - - 1997
Antibiotic treatment of patients developing infection after burns is principally based on experience with other surgical patients. Few comparative trials have been performed in burns patients despite the altered pharmacokinetics of antibiotics and the high incidence of Gram-positive infection in the first week. A randomized trial was performed to compare ...
Cairns C B - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether early supply independent mitochondrial oxidative dysfunction occurs in trauma patients who develop multiple organ failure (MOF). DESIGN: Prospective focused observational trial. METHODS: High-risk patients were aggressively resuscitated while being continuously monitored by near infrared spectroscopy. Near infrared spectroscopy monitoring strips allow for a direct comparison of ...
Edgar P - - 1997
A 3-year-old male from Bolivia who sustained a full-thickness 80 per cent TBSA burn complicated by smoke inhalation on the 28 March 1995 was admitted to our burn centre on 6 April 1995. On 11 April the patient's wounds were colonized with a Serratia marcescens sensitive only to ciprofloxacin and ...
Yamada Y - - 1996
Blood levels of various cytokines were determined in patients with burn injury immediately after the accident, and the relationship between cytokines and morbid condition was investigated. There was almost no marked elevation of cytokines in the early stage of burn injury. Throughout the entire course, tumour necrosis factor alpha, interleukin ...
Mair P - - 1996
In this retrospective study we report our initial experience with percutaneous venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the emergency treatment of intractable cardiogenic shock or pulseless electrical activity. Between January 1994 and July 1995, percutaneous venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was attempted in seven patients (pulseless electrical activity, five patients; cardiogenic shock, ...
Mansfield M D - - 1996
A survey of the use of invasive cardiovascular monitoring in patients with burns greater than 30 per cent body surface area was performed. Questionnaires were sent to a total of 251 burns units in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The overall response rate was 68 per cent. ...
McMillen M A - - 1996
Endothelin is produced by injured or ischemic endothelium and causes monocyte production of interleukins-6 and 8 in vitro. Endothelin levels increase in patients with burn injuries, and we asked whether interleukin-6 and 8 levels increased in patients with burn injuries concurrently with endothelin. Fourteen patients with more than 20% body ...
Briegel J - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: To compare the adrenocortical response to corticotropin during septic shock and after complete recovery. DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. SETTING: Multidisciplinary intensive care unit in a university hospital. PATIENTS: 20 consecutive patients surviving septic shock. All patients met the American College of Chest Physicians/Society of Critical Care Medicine criteria for ...
Jones G R - - 1996
Criteria defining the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) were used to assess prospectively 270 clinical episodes in which blood cultures were taken from patients in general medicine. SIRS, severe sepsis and septic shock occurred in 149 (55%), 13 (5%) and 9 (3%) episodes, respectively. However, evidence of organ hypoperfusion indicating ...
Strle F - - 1996
In 1994, we isolated Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato from 231 patients with erythema migrans who presented to the University Medical Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Samples of erythema migrans-affected skin were placed in media to support the growth of Borrelia species and evaluated in Ljubljana and Chicago. Patients whose cultures were ...
McCormick A S - - 1996
Oxygen saturation was measured by pulse oximetry in 33 psychiatric patients breathing air during recovery from 60 episodes of electroconvulsive therapy. Desaturation to less than 90% occurred in 17% of patients. Oxygen saturation values in recovery were significantly lower than pre-operative saturations (p = 0.0014 using ANOVA), with a significant ...
Bourbeau J - - 1996
This study was undertaken to assess the long-term respiratory health consequences of smoke inhalation in patients who are burns survivors. Patients with smoke inhalation resulting from domestic flame or fire were studied. Medical records were the primary source for the selection of the patients. Smoke inhalation was diagnosed on the ...
van der Laan L - - 1996
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a disease that can appear after minor trauma or operation to an extremity. The injury may vary from a simple contusion to a fracture. The prevalence of burns as a cause of RSD, within a population of 829 patients with RSD, was studied retrospectively. Prospectively, ...
Tsuneyoshi I - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the functional status of arteries in patients with septic shock, each of whom suffered from severe hypotension. DESIGN: Experimental, comparative study. SETTING: Laboratory in a university hospital. SUBJECTS: Mesenteric artery resected from omentum was obtained from patients (n = 3) with or without (n = 4) sepsis. ...
Mesters R M - - 1996
Variables of the fibrinolytic system were prospectively studied in patients with haematologic malignancies in chemotherapy-induced leukocytopenia at onset and during the course of septicemia to evaluate their prognostic value. This group of patients was chosen because of their high risk of developing severe septic complications, thus allowing serial prospective testing ...
Steer J A - - 1996
The use of quantitative bacteriology in the burns unit has been thought to be efficient in predicting sepsis or graft loss. To examine the relationship between clinical outcome and bacterial densities on and in the burn wound, 69 biopsy/surface swab pairs were collected from 47 patients on 64 occasions, either ...
Matsunaga A T - - 1996
An acquired inhibitor to factor X is an uncommon clinical finding in the pediatric population. We report the development of this type of inhibitor in a pediatric patient with extensive burns. The patient's clinical course was complicated by persistent blood loss from the burn site. Characterization of the inhibitor demonstrated ...
Zafren K K Department of Emergency Medicine, Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage 99508, - - 1996
We evaluated the safety and efficacy of treating high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) by bed rest and supplemental oxygen at moderate altitudes. We also characterized clinical parameters in HAPE before and after treatment. Case series. Two primary care centers at about 9,200 feet (2,800 meters) above sea level. All patients aged ...
Bothma P A PA Intensive Care Unit, Baragwanath Hospital, - - 1996
Prospective assessment of the accuracy of three pulse oximeters and two probe sites in darkly pigmented critically ill patients under clinical conditions. One hundred consecutive, darkly pigmented critically ill adult patients with arterial lines in situ were studied. Patients were excluded if the haemoglobin concentration was less than 7 g/dl ...
Bryant R A - - 1996
Burns patients were assessed 12 months following their injury to determine the factors that predict development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among 35 patients, 31 per cent suffered PTSD, 29 per cent suffered subclinical PTSD reactions and 40 per cent displayed no PTSD symptoms. Concern over scarring and an avoidant ...
Lherm T - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the renal effects of low-dose dopamine in patients with sepsis syndrome or septic shock treated with catecholamines. DESIGN: Prospective, clinical study using sequential periods. SETTING: A 12-bed surgical intensive care unit in a university hospital. PATIENTS: 14 patients with sepsis syndrome and 15 patients with septic shock ...
Preiser J C - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: Human burn injury is associated with an inflammatory response and related hyperdynamic cardiovascular profile. Increased production of nitric oxide (NO), a potent endogenous vasodilator, has been reported in patients with inflammatory states, including sepsis, but not after trauma other than burns. We studied whether plasma levels of the stable ...
Mahan K T - - 1996
Many etiologies of tarsal tunnel syndrome exist, but it is difficult to determine the specific etiology for a patient. Surgical success rates vary in the literature from 44% to 100%. This retrospective study reviewed 40 patients with 45 data sets. Thirty-five patients (87.5%) in the study were female; 35 patients ...
Muehrcke D D - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuits have recently been introduced for extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in adult patients in cardiogenic shock and have been shown to provide excellent oxygenation and hemodynamic support. Heparin coating of the extracorporeal circuit provides a more biocompatible surface, which has been shown to minimize early surface-induced ...
K?rfer R - - 1996
BACKGROUND: In spite of modern cardiac surgical techniques, severe cardiogenic shock not responding to pharmacologic therapy and intraaortic balloon pumping develops in about 0.2% to 1.2% of patients undergoing cardiac operations. METHODS: From September 1987 to September 1994, 184 patients were supported with different mechanical circulatory support systems. Nine patients ...
Bortolani A - - 1996
Burn injury involves a large amount of water, electrolytes and proteins loss trough the burn wound. For this reason, to avoid shock, a wide infusion of fluid is necessary in the first hours after trauma. Many reanimation formulas were proposed in the past years, with different composition: saline, colloids, plasma. ...
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