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K J Murphy, T Payne, D A Jamadar, A Beydoun, K A Frey, J A Brunberg
The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the utility of continuous electroencephalography (EEG) during balloon test occlusion (BTO) of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Continuous EEG monitoring and [O-15] H2O PET cerebral blood flow (CBF) studies were completed in 34 patients undergoing BTO of the ICA. CBF determinations were obtained as a baseline without carotid occlusion, and following balloon occlusion, with continuous EEG monitoring. Patients were divided into three groups based on clinical and CBF response to BTO...
March 30, 1998: Interventional Neuroradiology
Somwang Danchaivijitr, Susan Assanasen, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Tepnimitr Judaeng, Varaporn Pumsuwan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of an educational program targeted on modifiable risk factors on ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rates. MATERIAL AND METHOD: After a preliminary study on VAP risk factors was conducted at one teaching hospital, a pre- and post-interventional study was then performed on 12 hospitals in Thailand from January 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003. Each hospital randomly selected 20 patients, who were on mechanical ventilation to be enrolled The study was divided into two phases; 1) pre-intervention, 2) post-intervention...
December 2005: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
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