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The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network

Laleh Jalilian and Jeanine Wiener-Kronish.

in 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Anaesthetics; Primary Care. 1913 words.

The diagnosis of adult respiratory distress syndrome, even now with the new Berlin definition, is sensitive but not specific for finding diffuse alveolar damage on pathology. The definition...

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Advanced Heart Failure Treated with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device

David M. Dudzinski and James Sawalla Guseh.

in 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Anaesthetics; Primary Care. 2024 words.

This chapter provides a summary of the landmark study entitled “Advanced Heart Failure Treated with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device.” This study and this chapter explores how...

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Angioplasty versus Fibrinolytics in Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Bryan Simmons.

in 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Anaesthetics; Primary Care. 2070 words.

The Danish trial in Acute Myocardial Infarction 2 (DANAMI-2) compares the immediate administration of an intravenous thrombolytic agent versus transfer to a treatment center capable of...

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Bronchoscopy with Bronchoalveolar Lavage versus Endotracheal Aspiration for the Diagnosis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Samad Rasul and David C. Kaufman.

in 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Anaesthetics; Primary Care. 1643 words.

This study looked at the optimal approach to diagnose ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). This was an important topic to study as VAP is known to be associated with higher mortality...

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Comparison of 8 versus 15 Days of Antibiotic Therapy for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Adults

Laurie O. Mark and Jean Kwo.

in 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Anaesthetics; Primary Care. 1559 words.

This chapter provides a summary of the landmark study “Comparison of 8 versus 15 days of antibiotic therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults: a randomized trial.” In adult...

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Comparison of Dopamine and Norepinephrine in the Treatment of Shock

Daniel W. Johnson.

in 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Anaesthetics; Primary Care. 1379 words.

SOAP II, a multi-center, randomized trial comparing dopamine to norepinephrine in treatment of shock, followed 1679 patients for 12 months. Patients with hypotension persisting despite...

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A Comparison of Four Methods of Weaning Patients from Mechanical Ventilation

Sheri Berg and Archit Sharma.

in 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Anaesthetics; Primary Care. 1381 words.

This chapter provides a summary of the landmark study known as a comparison of four methods of weaning patients from mechanical ventilation. What is the best method for weaning mechanical...

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A Comparison of Four Treatments for Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus

Jason L. Sanders and Jarone Lee.

in 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Anaesthetics; Primary Care. 1486 words.

Generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE) is a life-threatening emergency, and multiple agents have been advocated for the initial treatment. The VA Status Epilepticus Cooperative...

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Comparison of Two Fluid-Management Strategies in Acute Lung Injury

Ross Gaudet and Rebecca Kalman.

in 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Anaesthetics; Primary Care. 1489 words.

This chapter provides a summary of the landmark study known as the FACTT Trial. Does a conservative versus liberal fluid-management protocol reduce death from any cause at 60 days in...

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Continuous Venovenous Hemodiafiltration versus Intermittent Hemodialysis for Acute Renal Failure in Patients with Multiple-Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Christina Anne Jelly and Edward Bittner.

in 50 Studies Every Intensivist Should Know

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Anaesthetics; Primary Care. 1557 words.

This chapter provides a summary of the landmark study known as “Continuous Venovenous Hemodiafiltration Versus Intermittent Hemodialysis for Acute Renal Failure in Patients with...

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