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Holger Thiele, E Magnus Ohman, Steffen Desch, Ingo Eitel, Suzanne de Waha
Cardiogenic shock (CS) remains the most common cause of death in patients with acute myocardial infarction although mortality could be reduced from formerly ∼80% to 40-50%. In addition to percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass grafting, catecholamines, fluids, intraaortic balloon pumping (IABP), and also active assist devices are widely used for CS management. However, there is only limited evidence for any of the above treatments except for early revascularization and the relative ineffectiveness of IABP...
May 21, 2015: European Heart Journal
Otmar Schindler, Geza Gemes, Walter Spindelboeck
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2015: Intensive Care Medicine
Anthony C Gordon
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April 2015: Intensive Care Medicine
Geert Koster, Jørn Wetterslev, Christian Gluud, Jan G Zijlstra, Thomas W L Scheeren, Iwan C C van der Horst, Frederik Keus
PURPOSE: To assess the benefits and harms of levosimendan for low cardiac output syndrome in critically ill patients. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review with meta-analyses and trial sequential analyses (TSA) of randomised clinical trials comparing levosimendan with any type of control. Two reviewers independently assessed studies for inclusion. The Cochrane Collaboration methodology was used. Random-effects risk ratios (RR) and 95 % confidence intervals (CI) were derived for the principal primary outcome mortality at maximal follow-up...
February 2015: Intensive Care Medicine
Michele M Pelter, Teri M Kozik, Salah S Al-Zaiti, Mary G Carey
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November 2014: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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