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July-September 2015 | Vol 5 | Issue  3     Table ofContents  RSS Feed 
Guest Editorial
What is new in critical illness and injury science? Patient safety amidst chaos: Are we on the same team during emergency and critical care interventions?
Susan Moffatt-Bruce, Jennifer L Hefner, Michelle C Nguyen
More than a decade ago, the Institute of Medicine released its famous report To Err Is Human, which set an ambitious agenda for the world to reduce the number of patients harmed by medical errors. [1]...
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Special Article
Regional anesthesia for management of acute pain in the intensive care unit
Mario De Pinto, Armagan Dagal, Brendan O'Donnell, Agnes Stogicza, Sheila Chiu, William Thomas Edwards
Pain is a major problem for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. Despite numerous improvements it is estimated that as many as 70% of the patients experience moderate-to-severe postoperative pain durin...
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Original Article
Prognosis of critical surgical patients depending on the duration of stay in the ICU
Luciano Santana-Cabrera, Josefa Delia Martin-Santana, Rosa Lorenzo-Torrent, Hugo Rodriguez Perez, Manuel Sanchez-Palacios, Juan Ramon Hernandez Hernandez
Objective: To analyze the epidemiological and prognostic differences between critical surgical patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) according to length of stay in the ICU. Materi...
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Original Article
Can enteral antibiotics be used to treat pneumonia in the surgical intensive care unit? A clinical outcomes and cost comparison
Kathryn A Elofson, Rachel C Forbes, Anthony T Gerlach
Background: Controlling healthcare costs without compromising patient care is a focus given recent healthcare changes in the United States. The purpose of this study was to assess clinical impr...
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