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Sammanfattning : Sepsis is occasionally complicated by the adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Auto injury by immunocompetent cells are given a central role in the pathogenesis, but our understanding of the mechanisms remains fragmentary. Treatment in septic ARDS is mainly supportive, no causal therapy exists. Mortality is high at 50-70%. LÄS MER
2. Intensive care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : treatment with non-invasive ventilation and long-term outcome
Sammanfattning : Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world. When we began this project our knowledge about the outcome of COPD patients admitted to the ICU in Sweden was scarce. LÄS MER
3. The photo-diary and follow-up appointment on the ICU: Giving back the time to patients and relatives. : A descriptive and interventional study
Sammanfattning : Background: Patients on the ICU often spend a great deal of their time either unconscious or heavily sedated. When they return from the zone between life and death they are often in a state of confusion where dreams and delusions are intertwined with reality and it is not always easy to distinguish them apart. LÄS MER
4. The significance of risk adjustment for the assessment of results in intensive care. : An analysis of risk adjustment models used in Swedish intensive care
Sammanfattning : To study the development of mortality in intensive care over time or compare different departments, you need some kind of risk adjustment to make analysis meaningful since patient survival varies with severity of the disease. With the aid of a risk adjustment model, expected mortality can be calculated. LÄS MER
5. Gas Exchange in the Normal Lung : Experimental studies on the effects of positive end-expiratory pressure and body position
Sammanfattning : BACKGROUND: The principal function of the lung is gas exchange requiring adequate ventilation and perfusion at the level of the alveoli. The efficiency of gas exchange is depending on the distributions of regional ventilation (V) and pulmonary blood flow (Q) and their correlation. LÄS MER