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Pablo Perel, Ian Roberts
BACKGROUND: Colloid solutions are widely used in fluid resuscitation of critically ill patients. There are several choices of colloid and there is ongoing debate about the relative effectiveness of colloids compared to crystalloid fluids. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of colloids compared to crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Injuries Group Specialised Register (searched 16 March 2012), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials 2011, issue 3 (The Cochrane Library), MEDLINE (Ovid) 1946 to March 2012, Embase (Ovid) 1980 to March 2012, ISI Web of Science: Science Citation Index Expanded (1970 to March 2012), ISI Web of Science: Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (1990 to March 2012), PubMed (searched 16 March 2012), www...
June 13, 2012: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Robert T Brouillette
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June 20, 2013: New England Journal of Medicine
Norma Jung, Guido Michels, Gerd Fätkenheuer
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May 22, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
Alberto Bazzocchi, Danila Diano, Federico Ponti, Eugenio Salizzoni, Ugo Albisinni, Giulio Marchesini, Giuseppe Battista
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the relationship between anthropometry, ultrasonography, and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for the assessment of body composition in clinical practice. METHODS: The study was carried out in Italian blood donor volunteers belonging to five different age groups (18-70 y old; 25 men and 25 women per group; N = 250 participants; n = 125 men, n = 125 women). A complete history was collected and routine blood analyses were performed to confirm healthy status...
June 2014: Nutrition
Mathias Rathe, Klaus Müller, Per Torp Sangild, Steffen Husby
Bovine colostrum, the first milk that cows produce after parturition, contains high levels of growth factors and immunomodulatory components. Some healthy and diseased individuals may gain health benefits by consuming bovine colostrum as a food supplement. This review provides a systematic, critical evaluation of the current state of knowledge in this area. Fifty-one eligible studies were identified from the following databases: Medline, Embase, Global Health, the Cochrane Library, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature...
April 2014: Nutrition Reviews
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