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Critical care,intensive care,infection,sepsis,ARDS,shock

Dilip R Karnad, Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Severe malaria is common in tropical countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and South and Central America. It may also occur in travelers returning from endemic areas. Plasmodium falciparum accounts for most cases, although P vivax is increasingly found to cause severe malaria in Asia. Cerebral malaria is common in children in Africa, manifests as coma and seizures, and has a high morbidity and mortality. In other regions, adults may also develop cerebral malaria but neurological sequelae in survivors are rare...
February 2018: Journal of Critical Care
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Jianfang Zhou, Chuanyun Qian, Mingyan Zhao, Xiangyou Yu, Yan Kang, Xiaochun Ma, Yuhang Ai, Yuan Xu, Dexin Liu, Youzhong An, Dawei Wu, Renhua Sun, Shusheng Li, Zhenjie Hu, Xiangyuan Cao, Fachun Zhou, Li Jiang, Jiandong Lin, Enqiang Mao, Tiehe Qin, Zhenyang He, Lihua Zhou, Bin Du
INTRODUCTION: Information about sepsis in mainland China remains scarce and incomplete. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiology and outcome of severe sepsis and septic shock in mixed ICU in mainland China, as well as the independent predictors of mortality. METHODS: We performed a 2-month prospective, observational cohort study in 22 closed multi-disciplinary intensive care units (ICUs). All admissions into those ICUs during the study period were screened and patients with severe sepsis or septic shock were included...
2014: PloS One
Xue-Zhong Xing, Yong Gao, Hai-Jun Wang, Quan-Hui Yang, Chu-Lin Huang, Shi-Ning Qu, Hao Zhang, Hao Wang, Qing-Ling Xiao, Ke-Lin Sun
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the risk factors and outcome of critically ill cancer patients with postoperative acute respiratory insufficiency. METHODS: The data of 190 critically ill cancer patients with postoperative acute respiratory insufficiency were retrospectively reviewed. The data of 321 patients with no acute respiratory insufficiency as controls were also collected. Clinical variables of the first 24 hours after admission to intensive care unit were collected, including age, sex, comorbid disease, type of surgery, admission type, presence of shock, presence of acute kidney injury, presence of acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute physiologic and chronic health evaluation (APACHE II) score, sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA), and PaO2/FiO2 ratio...
2013: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
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