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Series: Progress in Respiratory Research
Volume: 37
Published: 17 March 2009
10.1159/isbn.978-3-8055-8643-6
EISBN: 978-3-8055-8643-6
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 156
Published: 10 May 2007
10.1159/000102074
EISBN: 978-3-318-01456-3
... Abstract Severity scoring systems were first introduced to intensive care units (ICUs) in 1980.The basis for their development was the intention to provide information on the prognosis ofpatients, the efficacy of therapeutic interventions, stratification for clinical studies, workloadand...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 156
Published: 10 May 2007
10.1159/000102082
EISBN: 978-3-318-01456-3
... of an ongoing debate between nephrologists and intensivists, between nurses of the renalward and the ICU. Methods: The keys to a successful CRRT program are a well-balanced andpractical education program, a user-friendly dialysis machine, and technical support 24 h/day.A computerized data management system...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 174
Published: 15 September 2011
10.1159/000329239
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9811-8
... AKI or sepsis alone [ 3 ]. Conversely, the important role of sepsis among intensive care unit (ICU) patients with nonseptic AKI is increasingly being recognized. Although many existing studies have important methodological issues that hamper their ability to unambiguously determine the independent...
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Series: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series: Clinical & Performance Program
Volume: 8
Published: 29 July 2003
10.1159/000072750
EISBN: 978-3-318-00943-9
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 200
Published: 07 August 2023
10.1159/000527570
EISBN: 978-3-318-07124-5
... Abstract Major trauma care has seen significant improvements in early mortality, reflecting improvements in prehospital techniques for hemorrhage control and speed of access to specialized trauma centers. However, many patients then go on to die in the intensive care unit (ICU...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 200
Published: 07 August 2023
10.1159/000529296
EISBN: 978-3-318-07124-5
... Abstract Liver failure in the intensive care unit (ICU), whether acute or acute-on-chronic, remains a serious condition with reduced functions, various metabolite and toxin accumulation in the systemic circulation, and a high mortality rate. While transplantation remains the treatment of choice...
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Series: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
Volume: 82
Published: 02 November 2015
10.1159/000382007
EISBN: 978-3-318-05499-6
.... Introduction Nutrition therapy provided early in the critical care setting has been shown to improve outcome [ 1 , 2 ]. Appropriate intervention can attenuate the hyperdynamic systemic response and depressed immune reaction to injury, serious illness and major surgery. Not all intensive care unit (ICU...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 156
Published: 10 May 2007
10.1159/000102012
EISBN: 978-3-318-01456-3
... Abstract Background/Aims: Acute renal failure is a common complication in critically illpatients, affecting some 25% of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, and is associated withhigh mortality rates of around 40-50%. Acute renal failure in the ICU frequently occurs aspart of multiple organ...