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

Acute kidney injury in perioperative settings

Abstract Acute kidney injury is a clinical syndrome which represents relevant and serious perioperative complication. It is associated with increased patient morbidity, mortality, prolonged hospital stays, and not to mention greater ...

Administrator | June 2014

HES solutions in critical illness, trauma and perioperative period

Abstract In the last few years, many studies and meta-analyses have demonstrated that hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions increase the risk of acute renal failure and mortality in critically ill patients. Some ...

Administrator | June 2014

Transfusion in polytraumatised patients

Abstract Background and Aim. Recent evidence indicates that surgical bleeding due to injured vessels and traumatic coagulopathy are the main reasons of uncontrolled haemorrhage in polytraumatized patients in the first 24 ...

Administrator | June 2014

Correlation between intra-abdominal hypertension and arterial lactate concentration in severe sepsi

Abstract Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) in severe sepsis patients with consequent multiple organ failure is associated with increased arterial lactate levels. In this nonrandomized, prospective control trial, the correlation between intra-abdominal hypertension ...

Administrator | June 2014

Inhalation plus intravenous colistin versus intravenous colistin alone for treatment of ventilator a

Abstract In the setting of intensive care units the incidences of multi-drug resistant gram-negative (MDR-GN) pathogens causing ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) has increased, leading clinicians to use colistin. Our aim was ...

Administrator | June 2014

The impact of interventions to improve adherence to preventive measures on the incidence of nosocom

Abstract Half of all life-threating nosocomial infections occur in intensive care units (ICUs) and, despite the advances in intensive care, the incidence of nosocomial infections is still high. About one third ...

Administrator | June 2014

Causes of SICU readmission and mortality: analysis of a 6-month period

Abstract Our aim was to evaluate the causes, risk factors and mortality rates associated with unexpected readmission to surgical intensive care unit (ICU). We performed a retrospective analysis of all adult ...

Administrator | June 2014

Effects of the mechanical ventilation on the cardiovascular system

Abstract Mechanical ventilation with positive pressure significantly influences cardiovascular system function. The main effects are a decrease of right ventricular preload and a decrease of left ventricular afterload. The initiation of ...

Administrator | June 2014

A diagnosis of a renal injury by early biomarkers in patients exposed to cardiopulmonary bypass duri

Abstract We prospectively studied renal function in 158 patients scheduled for elective cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The patients involved in this study had normal renal function ...

Administrator | June 2014

Effect of severe gestational thrombocytopenia to perinatal outcome

Abstract Thrombocytopenia is a common hematologic abnormality during pregnancy. It may be a diagnostic and management problem, and has many causes, some of them specific to pregnancy. We considered all singleton ...

Administrator | June 2014

Procalcitonin vs C-reactive protein in early detection of intrauterine infection in premature ruptur

Abstract At any time during pregnancy intrauterine infection is an important risk factor for neonatal sepsis and is a frequent cause of mortality and morbidity in newborn infants. The aim of ...

Administrator | June 2014

Breastfeeding success in low birth weight infants

Abstract Breastfeeding is a fundamental public health issue since it promotes health, prevents disease and helps contribute to reducing health inequalities. It provides the foundation for a healthy start in life ...

Administrator | June 2014

Public access to the “Restart a Heart – Save a Life” early defibrillation programme in Croatia

Abstract In collaboration with the Croatian Institute of Emergency Medicine and the Croatian Institute of Public Health, the Ministry of Health launched the National Public Access to Early Defibrillation Programme entitled ...

Administrator | June 2014

The interpretative competence of clinical chemists in toxicology

Abstract The role of laboratories, and especially the role of clinical chemists, in the detection of disease based on the action of toxins (intoxication) is not well defined. Clinical staff usually ...

Administrator | June 2014

Laboratory diagnostics of emergency conditions associated with inborn errors of metabolism

Abstract Inborn errors of metabolism are a growing group of monogenic hereditary diseases whose pathogenesis may be accounted for by biochemical disorders. The great majority of these diseases may occur as ...

Administrator | June 2014

Point-of-care testing management – benefits and pitfalls

Abstract Point-of-care testing (POCT) or near-patient testing conducted outside of the laboratory by clinical staff is the fastest growing segment of laboratory diagnostics worldwide. This fact is both a consequence of ...

Administrator | June 2014

What does the haemolysed sample mean for reliability of laboratory test results?

Abstract Laboratory testing is an integral part of the decision-making process and laboratory results often strongly influence medical diagnosis and therapies. Laboratory data are a major aid to clinicians and therefore ...

Administrator | June 2014

Molecular characteristics of MRSA strains and patient risk factors in vascular surgery

Abstract Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the major pathogens in hospitals, and since the 1990s it has been recognized as an important pathogen in community infections. (1) The aim ...

Administrator | June 2014

Liver injury after the intravenous amiodarone administration in patient with impaired heart function

Abstract While many adverse effects have been associated with long-term oral amiodarone therapy, acute hepatotoxicity from intravenous administration of amiodarone is a rare side effect. This case report focuses on a ...

Administrator | June 2014

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a case report and discussion

Abstract Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is an emergent, life threatening condition most often seen as an iatrogenic complication of neuroleptic or antipsychotic treatment. It is characterized by a tetrad of clinical ...

Administrator | June 2014

Incessant ventricular tachycardia as a manifestation of septic cardiomyopathy – case report

Abstract Incessant ventricular tachycardia is defined as frequent, repetitive and persistent ventricular arrhythmia or appropriate activation of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator when present, which occurs more than three times within 24 hours ...

Administrator | June 2014

Idiopathic hypoparathyreoidism, reversible cardiomyopathy and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus - case

Abstract We are presenting a case of a 36-year-old patient with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism and reversible dilated cardiomyopathy as a result of hypocalcaemia. Twelve years later, the patient presented a picture of ...

Administrator | June 2014

Renal denervation in patients with resistant hypertension-beyond blood pressure reduction

Abstract Renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) has been demonstrated as an antihypertensive treatment in resistant hypertension patients, and triggers additional positive effects on glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes. ...

Administrator | June 2014

Hereditary angioedema type I in a female patient: a case report

Abstract Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is rare autosomal dominant disease, characterised by spontaneous and recurrent swellings in various parts of the body. The main inflammatory factor in HAE is bradykinin (a key ...

Administrator | June 2014

Multiple myeloma presenting with lower extremity gangrene and hyperviscosity syndrome

Abstract Hyperviscosity syndrome and cryoblobulinemia associated with lymphoproliferative disorder is a rare but life threatening condition. The delay of diagnosis can lead to severe mutilation and multiple organ damage. The plasma ...

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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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