Procalcitonin and D-dimer for Predicting 28-Day-Mortality Rate and Sepsis Severity based on SOFA Score; A Cross-sectional Study

Zeinab Naderpour; Mehdi Momeni; Elnaz Vahidi; Javad Safavi; Morteza Saeedi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 361-365

  Objective: To determine the possible relationship of procalcitonin (PCT) and D-dimer with the 28-day-mortality rate and severity of sepsis based on sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, patients were enrolled based on their signs and symptoms of ...  Read More

Protocols for Point-of-Care-Ultrasound (POCUS) in a Patient with Sepsis; An Algorithmic Approach

Joaquin Valle Alonso; John Turpie; Islam Farhad; Gabrielle Ruffino

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 67-71

   Sepsis and septic shock remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. In septic patient’s bedside physical examination can often be unhelpful in helping to identify the source of infection and, therefore, decide upon appropriate management. Protocols for point-of-care-ultrasound ...  Read More

A Randomized Controlled Trial on Intra-Abdominal Irrigation during Emergency Trauma Laparotomy; Time for Yet Another Paradigm Shift

Hassan Mashbari; Mohannad Hemdi; Kevin L. Chow; James C. Doherty; Gary J. Merlotti; Steven L. Salzman; Eduardo Smith Singares

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 100-107

  Objective: To determine the optimal volume of abdominal irrigation that will prevent surgical site infections (both deep and superficial), eviscerations and fistula formations; and improve 30-day mortality in trauma patients.Methods: We conducted a three-arm parallel clinical superiority randomized controlled ...  Read More