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  1. Infections after severe brain injury or polytrauma are still a problem, and may be the result of a brain-mediated disturbed systemic immunoreactivity. The mechanism that connects initial brain affection and sy...

    Authors: Christian Woiciechowsky, Britta Schöning, Wolfgang R Lanksch, Hans-Dieter Volk and Wolf-Dietrich Döcke
    Citation: Critical Care 1999 3:R107
  2. That thrombocytopenia results in increased mortality ortransfusion requirements has not been confirmed by previous studies. Weperformed a case-control study in which 36 patients who developed severethrombocyto...

    Authors: François Stephan, Jacquesde Montblanc, Ali Cheffi and Francis Bonnet
    Citation: Critical Care 1999 3:151
  3. No surveys of stress ulcer prophylaxis prescribing in the USA havebeen conducted since 1995. Since that time, the most comprehensive meta-analysisand largest randomized study to date concerning stress ulcer pr...

    Authors: Brian L Erstad, Jeffrey F Barletta, Judith Jacobi, Aaron D Killian, Katherine M Kramer and Steven J Martin
    Citation: Critical Care 1999 3:145
  4. We analyzed the causes and results of utilization of critical careservices in the special care unit in patients after surgical proceduresperformed by the hepatobiliary surgical service during a 23-month period.

    Authors: Stephen P Povoski, Robert J Downey, Paul S Dudrick, Yuman Fong, William R Jarnigan, Jeffrey S Groeger and Leslie H Blumgart
    Citation: Critical Care 1999 3:139
  5. Abdominal compartment syndrome is defined as the adverse physiologic effects of increased intra-abdominal pressure. Prolonged, unrelieved pressure may lead to respiratory compromise, renal impairment, cardiac ...

    Authors: Samir Johna, Edward Taylor, Charlie Brown and Grenith Zimmerman
    Citation: Critical Care 1999 3:135