Acta Med Port 2017 Aug 31;30(7-8):555-560. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
Department of Anaesthesiology. Hospital de São João. Porto. Portugal; Department of Surgery. Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Unit. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade do Porto. Porto. Portugal.
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Infusionsther Transfusionsmed 1995 Apr;22(2):91-6
Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Universität Regensburg, Germany.
Objective: In intensive care medicine the clinical decision to order and transfuse red blood cells (RBC) is usually based on hematocrit or hemoglobin levels. The intention of this study was to investigate whether clinical or laboratory variables, taken after the admission of patients to the intensive care unit (ICU), are able to predict the transfusion requirement of the following 72 h.
Design: The values of initially measured systolic blood pressure, hematocrit level, and the values of 2 scores of severity of disease (Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation [APACHE-II], Mortality Prediction Model [MPM]) were calculated after the admission of patients to the ICU. Read More
Crit Care Med 2004 Nov;32(11):2311-7
Neurosciences Critical Care, the Department of Neurology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.
Objective: To determine predictors of in-hospital and long-term mortality and length of stay in patients admitted to the neurosciences critical care unit.
Design: Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database.
Setting: Neurosciences critical care unit of a large academic tertiary care hospital. Read More
Crit Care Med 2005 Feb;33(2):315-22
Intensive Care Unit Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen, Campus Stuivenberg, Lange Beeldekensstraat 267, B-2060 Antwerpen 6, Belgium.
Objective: Intraabdominal hypertension is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in surgical and trauma patients. The aim of this study was to assess, in a mixed population of critically ill patients, whether intraabdominal pressure at admission was an independent predictor for mortality and to evaluate the effects of intraabdominal hypertension on organ functions.
Design: Multiple-center, prospective epidemiologic study. Read More
Crit Care Med 2008 Oct;36(10):2779-86
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
Objective: To determine the existence of referral bias in the critically ill by comparing the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of community (Olmsted County, MN residents) and referral (non-Olmsted County residents) patients admitted to the intensive care unit.
Design: Retrospective, cohort study.
Setting: Academic tertiary care medical center. Read More