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Hematological change parameters in patients with pressure ulcer at long-term care hospital

Giselle Protta Neiva, Julia Romualdo Carnevalli, Rodrigo Lessa Cataldi, Denise Mendes Furtado, Rodrigo Luiz Fabri, Pâmela Souza Silva

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao3034

Objective To assess factors associated with the development of pressure ulcers, and to compare the effectiveness of pharmacological treatments.Methods The factors associated with the development of pressure ulcers were compared in lesion-carrying patients (n=14) and non-carriers (n=16). Lesion-carrying patients were treated with 1% silver sulfadiazine or 0.6IU/g collagenase and were observed for 8 weeks. The data collected was analyzed with p

Serum soluble-Fas is a predictor of red blood cell transfusion in critically ill patients

Ilana Levy Korkes, Gustavo Schvartsman, Ilson Jorge Lizuka, Beata Marie Quinto, Maria Aparecida Dalboni, Maria Eugênia Canziani, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000400012

Objective:To investigate the relation between the need for red blood cell transfusion and serum levels of soluble-Fas, erythropoietin and inflammatory cytokines in critically ill patients with and without acute kidney injury.METHODS:We studied critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (n=30) and without acute kidney injury (n=13), end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis (n=25) and healthy subjects (n=21). Serum levels of soluble-Fas, erythropoietin, interleukin 6, interleukin 10, iron status, hemoglobin and hematocrit concentration were analyzed in all groups. The association between […]

Red blood cell transfusion practice in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Cibele Mendes, Dafne Cardoso Bourguignon da Silva, Rodrigo Genaro Arduini, Eduardo Juan Troster

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AO1884

ABSTRACT Objectives: To describe a population of children that received red blood cell transfusions. Methods: A retrospective observational study carried out at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Instituto da Criança of Hospital das Clínicas of Faculdade de Medicina of Universidade de São Paulo in 2004, with children that received red blood cell transfusions. Results: Transfusion of red blood cells was performed in 50% of the patients hospitalized. Median age was 18 months, and the primary motive for admission […]