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Factors influencing nurses' decisions to activate medical emergency teams
Aims and objectives. To evaluate the relationship between nurse demographics and correct identification of clinical situations warranting specific nursing actions, including activation of the medical emergency team. ...
Use of the impedance threshold device improves survival rate and neurological outcome in a swine model of asphyxial cardiac arrest*
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether intermittent impedance of inspiratory gas exchange improves hemodynamic parameters, 48-hr survival, and neurologic outcome in a swine model of asphyxial cardiac arrest treated with active ...
Quality of life in adults with cystic fibrosis: The Greek experience
Introduction: Recent developments in treatment have steadily raised the median predicted age of survival for people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). We report the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in CF adult patients and ...
Effect of Erythropoietin on Postresuscitation Renal Function in a Swine Model of Ventricular Fibrillation
Purpose. To investigate the effect of EPO administration on postresuscitation renal function. Methods. Twenty-four female Landrace/Large-White piglets aged 10-15 weeks with average weight of 19±2 kg were randomly assigned ...
Pleural fluid glucose: A predictor of unsuccessful pleurodesis in a preselected cohort of patients with malignant pleural effusion
Purpose: To assess whether exclusion of patients with conditions that could lead to large fluctuations of serum glucose, would increase the accuracy of pleural fluid glucose in predicting pleurodesis outcome in patients ...
Mesothlin and osteopontin
Effectiveness of mesothelin family proteins and osteopontin for malignant mesothelioma
Malignantmesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive tumour with poor prognosis whose early diagnosis is difficult. Mesothelin, megakaryocyte potentiating factor (MPF) and osteopontin have attracted attention as biomarkers. The aim ...
Evaluation of Greek High School Teachers' Knowledge in Basic Life Support, Automated External Defibrillation, and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction: Implications for Nursing Interventions
Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the theoretic knowledge of high school teachers regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillation, and foreign body airway obstruction. Methods: ...
A comparison of the i-gel and classic LMA insertion in manikins by experienced and novice physicians
Objective: Airway management is of utmost importance in critical patients, for whom endotracheal intubation remains the gold standard. However, it is a difficult skill to acquire and success rates in novices are unacceptably ...
Evaluation of nurses' theoretical knowledge in Basic Life Support: A study in a district Greek hospital
Objective: Nurses are usually the first-responders in cases of in-hospital cardiac arrest. Their competence in Basic Life Support (BLS) is important in improving patient outcome. The purpose of this study was to evaluate ...