Perioperative Management in Patients with Factor XI Deficiency
Antoine Legrand, Remi Bouquerel, Antoine Strzelecki, Benjamin Le Gaillard, Christophe Pelletier, Mireille Houadec and Edmundo Pereira de Souza Neto
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 13, 2019
White French female patient, 56-years-old, 76 kg, 170 cm, was scheduled for a Left knee arthroplasty. Vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, oxygen saturation and Glasgow coma score) were normal. His ASA physical status was 2 and she had no treatment. Past medical history found a cervicobrachial neuralgia. Past surgical history consisted of bilateral hallux valgus, left knee arthroscopy, blepharoplasty and an ovarian ectopic pregnancy....
N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide in Post Cardiac Surgery as a Predictor of Ventilator-Weaning Outcomes
Wacharin Sindhvananda, MD, MPH, PhD, Chonlada Bunpeth, MD and Nuthathai Chareonkulnawanun
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 09, 2019
An increase of NT-proBNP has been proved to be a predictor for ventilator weaning failure in several medical conditions. However, relation between NT-proBNP and ventilator-weaning outcomes after cardiac surgery has not yet been elucidated. This study was to investigate relationship between blood NT-proBNP and ventilator-weaning outcomes. A prospective analytical study was at Cardiovascular-thoracic intensive care unit. Cardiac-surgery patients (age 18-80 Y, consented and without exclusion criter...
Acute illness, Co-morbidity and Mortality in a Norwegian Intensive Care Population
K Tollisen, M Bjerva, GT Dahl, NK Meidell, L Sandvik, F Heyerdahl and D Jacobsen
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 16, 2019
Intensive care units (ICU) provide advanced health care for seriously injured and ill patients, demanding vast economic resources. The population is aging and the need for intensive care beds is expected to increase considerably over the next decades. This will have serious implications for planning and financing of the health care system. Descriptive studies of intensive care patients are needed to ensure that the health services can meet future needs. Evaluation of ICU services are challenging...