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J F Pusajó, E Bumaschny, G R Doglio, M R Cherjovsky, A I Lipinszki, M S Hernández, M A Egurrola
In this study we analyze the results of the use of a predictive index to decide whether to perform abdominal reoperation in the event of septic complications. During a 5-year period, a population of 542 critically ill patients received major abdominal surgery. Patients were divided into two groups: (1) the control group, for which the decision to reoperate was made routinely, based on clinical consensus of the medical team; and (2) the Abdominal Reoperation Predictive Index group, for which the decision to reoperate was made with the help of a mathematical index involving eight mainly clinical variables...
February 1993: Archives of Surgery
G R Doglio, J F Pusajo, M A Egurrola, G C Bonfigli, C Parra, L Vetere, M S Hernandez, S Fernandez, F Palizas, G Gutierrez
OBJECTIVE: To determine if measurements of gastric intramucosal pH have prognostic implications regarding ICU mortality. DESIGN: Prospective comparison of outcome. SETTING: General adult ICUs in two teaching hospitals. PATIENTS: Eighty consecutive patients age 18 to 84 yrs (mean 63.4), 50 men and 30 women, 55% in the medical and 45% in the surgical services. METHODS: Gastric intramucosal pH was measured on ICU admission and again 12 hrs later...
August 1991: Critical Care Medicine
G Gutierrez, F Palizas, G Doglio, N Wainsztein, A Gallesio, J Pacin, A Dubin, E Schiavi, M Jorge, J Pusajo
Falls in gastric intramucosal pH (pHi) are associated with morbidity and mortality in patients admitted to intensive-care units (ICU). We tested the hypothesis that ICU outcome can be improved by therapy guided by changes in pHi and aimed at improving systemic oxygen availability. We studied 260 patients admitted to ICUs with APACHE II scores of 15-25. After insertion of a gastric tonometer, each patient was randomly assigned to a control or protocol group within the admission pHi category (normal = 7.35 or higher; low = below 7...
January 25, 1992: Lancet
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