The Third Signa Vitae® International Conference in Intensive Care, Split, Croatia, 24th - 26th October, 2013.

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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

Exogenous Surfactant Treatment in Children with ARDS

Abstract Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved exogenous surfactant in the early 90s for the treatment of neonates with Hyaline Membrane Disease (HMD), many studies have focused ...

Administrator | October 2013

Administration of protein C concentrates in patients without congenital deficit: a systematic revie

Abstract Endogenous protein C levels are frequently decreased in septic patients, probably due to increased conversion to activated protein C. Protein C levels inversely correlate with morbidity and mortality ...

Administrator | October 2013

Leukocytes influence peripheral tissue oxygenation and perfusion in neonates

Abstract Background. Leukocyte counts may influence peripheral (micro) circulation due to changes in rheology. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible association between leukocyte counts and ...

Administrator | October 2013

The effects of post-intubation hypertension in severe traumatic brain injury

Abstract Introduction. The effect of post-intubation hypertension in severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients remains uncertain. We aimed to determine the relationship between post-intubation hypertension (mean arterial pressure ...

Administrator | October 2013

Cord blood interleukin-8 levels correlate with airway flow limitation at eight years of age in ex-ve

Abstract Background. Exposure to prenatal inflammation increases the risk for development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Aim. To evaluate the correlation between cord blood and gastric aspirate levels of interleukine-6 (IL-6) and ...

Administrator | October 2013

Thromboelastometry in neonates and infants undergoing cardiac surgery

Abstract Introduction. Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) in monitoring coagulation in children undergoing cardiac surgery has been studied with promising results. Since the data about ROTEM in infants and neonates ...

Administrator | October 2013

The significance of demographic factors (age, sex, preoperative physiological status) and type of su

Abstract The incidence of postoperative death has changed little in recent years. Most deaths occur in older patients with coexisting medical diseases who undergo major surgery. The objective of our ...

Administrator | October 2013

Correlation between mean platelet volume and total risk of cardiovascular disease

Abstract Introduction. The association between mean platelet volume (MPV) and single cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors has previously been tested. The aim of our study was to evaluate the ...

Administrator | October 2013

Late manifestation of bilateral laryngeal nerve palsy after thyroidectomy

Abstract Respiratory distress is a feared complication after thyroid surgery. Differential diagnosis includes bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (BRLNP), local hematoma, vocal cord edema and laryngeal trauma. BRLNP ...

Administrator | October 2013

Long lasting neurocardiogenic reflex provoked by emotional trigger

Abstract A 53-year-old man presented with a protracted presyncope and profound hypotension and bradycardia due to emotion related vasovagal reaction. Electrocardiogram obtained 20 minutes after the onset of presyncope ...

Administrator | October 2013

Post-traumatic myocardial infarction with hemorrhage and microvascular damage in a child with myoca

Abstract We present the case of a 13 year old patient with myocardial bridge in left anterior descending coronary artery, who develops a myocardial infarction after a cardiothoracic trauma. About ...

Administrator | October 2013

Acute heart failure due to the left atrial myxoma causing mitral valve obstruction

Abstract A 64 year-old woman without history of cardiovascular diseases and without cardiovascular risk factors was referred to our hospital because of acute heart failure. A real-time three-dimensional ...

Administrator | October 2013

Internal carotid artery dissection at the supraclinoid portion after severe traumatic head injury i

Abstract A 14-year-old boy with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and cranial fractures was admitted to our emergency department after a motor vehicle accident. An emergency craniotomy was performed, ...

Administrator | October 2013

Colobronchial fistula following a partial resection of the colon

Abstract We report a case of colobronchial fistula as a late consequence of the resection of the colon due to relapse of the gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). A 54-year-old ...

Administrator | October 2013

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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