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Near-infrared spectroscopy parameters in patients undergoing continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration

Renato Carneiro de Freitas Chaves ORCID logo , Philipe Franco do Amaral Tafner ORCID logo , Felipe Ko Chen ORCID logo , Letícia Bagatini Meneghini ORCID logo , Thiago Domingos Corrêa ORCID logo , Roberto Rabello Filho ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4439

ABSTRACT Objective To investigate the impacts of continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration on the microcirculation in patients with acute kidney injury. Methods A prospective observational pilot study conducted in a 40-bed, open clinical-surgical intensive care unit of a private tertiary care hospital located in the city of São Paulo (SP), Brazil. Microcirculation was assessed using near-infrared spectroscopy by means of a 15mm probe placed over the thenar eminence. Vascular occlusion test was performed on the forearm to be submitted to near-infrared spectroscopy […]

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 […]