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Effect of exogenous albumin on the incidence of postoperative acute kidney injury in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with a preoperative albumin level of less than 4.0 g/dl
Background: Hypoalbuminemia may increase the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI). The authors investigated whether the immediate preoperative administration of 20% albumin solution affects the incidence of AKI after off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
Arthrodesis for septic arthritis of the ankle: risk factors and complications.
Septic ankle joint arthrodesis is a good therapeutic option in cases of infection after trauma or orthopedic surgical procedures. Many different procedures have been described, but external fixation seems to be standard.
Tigecycline is indicated in adults and in children from the age of eight years for the treatment of the following infections (see sections 4.4 and 5.1): Complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTI), excluding diabetic foot infections (see section 4.4); Complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI). Tigecycline should be used only in situations where other alternative antibiotics are not suitable (see sections 4.4, 4.8 and 5.1). Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.
The MENDS2 Study, Maximizing the Efficacy of Sedation and Reducing Neurological Dysfunction and Mortality in Septic Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure (MENDS2)
Ventilated ICU patients frequently have sepsis and the majority have delirium, a form of brain dysfunction that is an independent predictor of increased risk of dying, length of stay, costs, and prolonged cognitive...