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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498856/patterns-of-intravenous-fluid-resuscitation-use-in-adult-intensive-care-patients-between-2007-and-2014-an-international-cross-sectional-study
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Naomi E Hammond, Colman Taylor, Simon Finfer, Flavia R Machado, YouZhong An, Laurent Billot, Frank Bloos, Fernando Bozza, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Maryam Correa, Bin Du, Peter B Hjortrup, Yang Li, Lauralyn McIntryre, Manoj Saxena, Frédérique Schortgen, Nicola R Watts, John Myburgh
BACKGROUND: In 2007, the Saline versus Albumin Fluid Evaluation-Translation of Research Into Practice Study (SAFE-TRIPS) reported that 0.9% sodium chloride (saline) and hydroxyethyl starch (HES) were the most commonly used resuscitation fluids in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Evidence has emerged since 2007 that these fluids are associated with adverse patient-centred outcomes. Based on the published evidence since 2007, we sought to determine the current type of fluid resuscitation used in clinical practice and the predictors of fluid choice and determine whether these have changed between 2007 and 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155617/von-willebrand-factor-and-cardiovascular-disease-from-a-biochemical-marker-to-an-attractive-therapeutic-target
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Felice Gragnano, Enrica Golia, Francesco Natale, Renatomaria Bianchi, Ivana Pariggiano, Mario Crisci, Vincenzo Diana, Fabio Fimiani, Giuseppe Limongelli, Mariagiovanna Russo, Plinio Cirillo, Paolo Calabrò
Despite recent advances, there is still an unmet need in antithrombotic therapy. New drugs have to overcome old targets, looking for new complementary strategies to counteract thrombus formation and propagation. Since its initial recognition in the 50's, von Willebrand Factor (VWF) has proved to be a contributor in clot formation. The contribution of VWF to platelet adhesion and aggregation is pivotal at high shear rates (i.e. microcirculation and critical artery stenosis), where globular-inactive-VWF elongates in a long chain-active conformation...
February 1, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982407/a-study-of-cases-reported-as-incidents-in-a-public-hospital-from-2011-to-2014
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Leila Bernarda Donato Göttems, Maria do Livramento Gomes Dos Santos, Paloma Aparecida Carvalho, Fábio Ferreira Amorim
OBJECTIVE: Analyzing incidents reported in a public hospital in the Federal District, Brasilia, according to the characteristics and outcomes involving patients. METHOD: A descriptive and retrospective study of incidents reported between January 2011 and September 2014. RESULTS: 209 reported incidents were categorized as reportable occurrences (n = 22, 10.5%), near misses (n = 16, 7.7%); incident without injury (n = 4, 1.9%) and incident with injury (adverse events) (n = 167, 79...
September 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982331/comparative-study-of-abdominal-cavity-temporary-closure-techniques-for-damage-control
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Marcelo A F Ribeiro, Emily Alves Barros, Sabrina Marques DE Carvalho, Vinicius Pereira Nascimento, José Cruvinel, Alexandre Zanchenko Fonseca
The damage control surgery, with emphasis on laparostomy, usually results in shrinkage of the aponeurosis and loss of the ability to close the abdominal wall, leading to the formation of ventral incisional hernias. Currently, various techniques offer greater chances of closing the abdominal cavity with less tension. Thus, this study aims to evaluate three temporary closure techniques of the abdominal cavity: the Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy - VAC, the Bogotá Bag and the Vacuum-pack. We conducted a systematic review of the literature, selecting 28 articles published in the last 20 years...
September 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759788/understanding-the-international-consensus-for-acute-pancreatitis-classification-of-atlanta-2012
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Gleim Dias de Souza, Luciana Rodrigues Queiroz Souza, Ronaldo Máfia Cuenca, Bárbara Stephane de Medeiros Jerônimo, Guilherme Medeiros de Souza, Vinícius Martins Vilela
Introduction: Contrast computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are widely used due to its image quality and ability to study pancreatic and peripancreatic morphology. The understanding of the various subtypes of the disease and identification of possible complications requires a familiarity with the terminology, which allows effective communication between the different members of the multidisciplinary team. Aim: Demonstrate the terminology and parameters to identify the different classifications and findings of the disease based on the international consensus for acute pancreatitis ( Atlanta Classification 2012)...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26511183/crestal-sinus-lift-using-a-fluido-dynamic-computer-guided-precise-and-atraumatic-technique
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M A Lopez, M Andreasi Bassi, L Confalone, S Lico, F Carinci
One of the most frequent reasons for failure during the maxillary sinus floor lift operation is connected to the possibility of a rupture of the Schneiderian membrane which, if lacerated, cannot perform the function of graft containment. In order to reduce the incidence of complications it is necessary to cut the hard tissue with extreme accuracy and as little trauma as possible, while saving the soft tissue. The precision of pre-operation measures obtained through endoral x-rays, dental-scans and cone-beam CT allows us to approach and cut with delicacy the sinus cortical floor...
July 2015: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22004201/air-elimination-capability-in-rapid-infusion-systems
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N Zoremba, C Gruenewald, M Zoremba, R Rossaint, G Schaelte
Pressure infusion devices are used in clinical practice to apply large volumes of fluid over a short period of time. Although air infusion is a major complication, they have limited capability to detect and remove air during pressure infusion. In this investigation, we tested the air elimination capabilities of the Fluido(®) (The Surgical Company), Level 1(®) (Level 1 Technologies Inc.) and Ranger(®) (Augustine Medical GmbH) pressure infusion devices. Measurements were undertaken with a crystalloid solution during an infusion flow of 100, 200, 400 and 800 ml...
November 2011: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21388702/innovative-model-to-simulate-exhalation-phase-in-human-respiratory-system
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Tommaso Sbrana, Alberto Landi, Giosuè Angelo Catapano
In this paper, we present a mathematical model, which mimics the bronchial resistances of human's lung in an expiratory act. The model is implemented in Matlab. The inputs that are used in this model derive from spirometry test. This model is able to study a physiologic condition, a pathologic one and the patient's follow up after drug treatment. We split our study into two parts. The first one focuses the analysis on the gas fluido dynamic inside of the respiratory pathways. The second part takes care of the pressure equilibrium in the exchange zone...
November 2011: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/16704592/simulated-clinical-evaluation-of-four-fluid-warming-devices
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
M Turner, I Hodzovic, W W Mapleson
The fluid warming capabilities of the Bair Hugger, Hotline, Standard Ranger and Fluido devices were evaluated in the laboratory with gravity flow via a 14G cannula (1 m head of fluid) and with the fluid bag pressurised to 300 mmHg. The resulting flows (70-450 ml.min(-1)) were recorded. At a room temperature of 22 degrees C, no device warmed the fluid to 37 degrees C. However, the Standard Ranger with gravity flow and the Fluido with both gravity and pressurised flow achieved 35 degrees C, whereas the Bair Hugger and Hotline with both gravity and pressurised flow, and the Standard Ranger with pressurised flow, achieved only 24-31 degrees C...
June 2006: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/16185306/short-term-ursodeoxycholic-acid-treatment-improves-gallbladder-bile-turnover-in-gallstone-patients-a-randomized-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
M P Guarino, S Carotti, M Sarzano, R Alloni, M Vanni, M Grosso, G Sironi, P L Maffettone, M Cicala
UNLABELLED: Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) prevents in vitro gallbladder (GB) muscle damage caused by acute cholecystitis and reduces risk of biliary pain and complications in gallstone (GS) patients. These effects could be partially explained by the improved GB bile turnover. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of short-term UDCA treatment on GB motility and bile turnover. METHODS: Ultrasonographic (US) assessment of GB volumes was performed in 16 GS patients, in the postprandial phase, for 90 min with a time sampling of 1 min, before and after 30 days of UDCA (10 mg kg(-1) die(-1)) or placebo, randomly assigned...
October 2005: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/14735865/-female-urethral-diverticulum-report-of-a-case
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REVIEW
A Gousse, M F Lorenzo-Gómez, L Lebouef
PURPOSE: We describe the successful repair of a large and complex urethral diverticulum in a female by transvaginal approach. Epidemiology, diagnostic methods, treatments and complications of female urethral diverticula are reviewed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 35-year-old woman with a history of postvoid dribbling, dyspareunia and recurrent urinary tract infections for 4 months was referred. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated two fluido-filled collections in the pelvis of 3...
November 2003: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/12107390/a-new-method-to-assess-the-fluidodynamic-behaviour-of-an-angiographic-contrast-agent
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
R Novario, F Tanzi, C Bianchi, R Lorusso, A Goddi, G Vermiglio, L Conte
PURPOSE: To propose a new method for the assessment of the fluidodynamic behaviour of angiographic contrast agents. The method enables measurement of the spatial distribution and time dependence of the contrast agent along a pseudo-vessel on images obtained with an X-ray image intensifier. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A particular phantom was devised consisting of a plexiglas box with an insert into which a latex tube with a 0.4 cm in diameter was placed in order to simulate the tortuous flow of a blood vessel...
April 2002: La Radiologia Medica
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