2nd International Symposium „Hot topics in anesthesia and critical care“

organized by the Croatian Medical Association – Croatian Society of Intensive Care Medicine, and University Hospital Center Split – Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care, to be held in Trogir, Croatia, from September 4th – 7 th 2014.

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David Bennett’s Summer School on Intensive Care Medicine

The well known Brijuni Summer School on Intensive Care Medicine has for the last two years been named after it’s co-founder, Dr. David E. Bennett. Next year, the School will be organized for the fifteenth time.

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5th International Conference on Clinical Neonatology, 11th-13th September 2014., Centro Congressi Unione Industriale, Torino

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The 27th Paediatric Intensive Care Society Conference (PICS 2013)

The 27th Paediatric Intensive Care Society Conference (PICS 2013) will provide paediatricians and nurses who specialise in paediatric intensive care as well paediatric anaesthetists the latest scientific research and analysis - as presented by international experts in the field.

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Current Issue

Invasive Candida infections in the nursery: state of the art

Abstract Neonatal sepsis caused by fungi (mainly Candida spp.) causes a huge burden of morbidity and mortality, poor late outcomes, as well as increased hospital costs. Invasive Candida Infections (ICI) include bloodstream, ...

Administrator | November 2014

Hyperperfusion and intracranial haemorrhage after carotid angioplasty with stenting – latest review

Abstract The number of endovascular procedures is constantly increasing. As far as the carotid artery is concerned, carotid angioplasty with stenting (CAS) is an alternative to surgical treatment (carotid endarterectomy; CEA). Two ...

Administrator | November 2014

Near infrared spectroscopy tissue oxygenation in infants with bronchiolitis during mechanical ventil

Abstract Introduction. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) was used in infants with acute bronchiolitis as a noninvasive indicator of tissue oxygenation to determine regional tissue oxygen saturation (rStO2) and fractional tissue oxygen extraction ...

Administrator | November 2014

CPR quality reduced due to physical fatigue after a water rescue in a swimming pool

Abstract Objective. This study aimed to analyse the influence of physical fatigue, resulting from a simulated aquatic rescue, at a swimming pool, on the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) delivered by ...

Administrator | November 2014

Premedication with midazolam is equally effective via the sublingual and intravenous route of admini

Abstract Background. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy and potential side effects of sublingual midazolam, used for premedication, in comparison with intravenous midazolam. The second aim ...

Administrator | November 2014

The significance of pre-existing knowledge of the latest guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitatio

Abstract Introduction. The latest Guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) were published in 2010. The aim of the implementation of basic life support (BLS) guidelines is the introduction of uniform criteria within ...

Administrator | November 2014

Predictors of 30-day mortality in medical patients with severe sepsis or septic shock

Abstract Objectives. To evaluate independent predictors of 30-day mortality in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. Background. Severe sepsis and septic shock are associated with increased mortality. Admission APACHE II score ...

Administrator | November 2014

Radiation exposure from computed tomography in blunt trauma patients

Abstract Introduction. Computed tomography (CT) has many diagnostic advantages, spurring growth in the number of CT examinations. As the use of CT increases, the potential for radiation-induced adverse effects has become ...

Administrator | November 2014

Stab wound leading to sub lingual haematoma

Abstract We report a case of a sublingual haematoma and proptosis of the right eye as a result of penetrative injury to the suprazygomatic supratemporal fossa. The case was seen in ...

Administrator | November 2014

Influenza A (H1N1)-induced ischemic stroke in a child: case report and review of the literature

Abstract Ischemic stroke is an important cause of death and long term morbidity in children. Viral respiratory infections are emerging as important risk factors responsible for ischemic stroke in this age ...

Administrator | November 2014

Toxic epidermal necrolysis after linezolid administration: Case report

Abstract Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) are severe skin reactions characterised by epidermal necrolysis. Skin reactions develop as a result of drug induced keratinocyte apoptosis. Certain drugs, like ...

Administrator | November 2014

Most Accessed Articles

Original Articles

Tracheotom

Abstract Introduction. The contribution of tracheotomy in comparison to intubation in patients on the resuscitation ward ...

Clinical s

Abstract Elevated intraabdominal pressure (IAP) has been claimed to play a role in abdominal compartment syndrome. ...

Relationsh

Abstract Objectives. We examined the relationship between partial end-tidal CO2 (pet) and mean arterial pressure in ...

Case Reports

Severe barium sulphate aspiration: a report of two cases and review of the literature

Abstract Aspiration of barium sulphate is a well-recognized complication, occurring accidentally during examinations of the upper gastrointestinal system using contrast media. Rarely, large amounts of barium sulphate are inadvertently aspirated into ...

Pulmonary hypertension leading to right heart failure in a patient with IgA gammapathy

Abstract Amyloidosis is a rare disorder characterized by the deposition of amorphous, extracellular, insoluble fibrillar protein in various tissues of the body. Pulmonary hypertension usually occurs in the last stages of ...

Myotubular myopathy associated with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy as a cause of prolonged ventilat

Keywords: myotubular myopathy, muscle biopsy, genetic analysis hypoxic-ischemic ...

Review Articles

Venous oximetry

Abstract Tissue hypoxia is the central pathophysiological process in shock and an important co-factor in the development of organ dysfunction. Hemodynamic parameters, usually used to assess the perfusion of organs and ...

Inpatient management of alcohol withdrawal: a practical approach

Abstract Alcohol intake contributes directly or indirectly to 15 to 20% of medical problems in primary care or an inpatient setting. It is estimated that approximately 500,000 episodes of withdrawal will ...

Pediatric Shock

Abstract Millions of children die of shock due to various etiologies each year. Shock is a state of circulatory dysfunction where the metabolic demands of the tissue cannot be met by ...

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