- Adjunctive homeopathic treatment in patients with severe sepsis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in an intensive care unitM Frass
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Homeopathy, Graz, Austria
Homeopathy 94:75-80. 2005..The aim of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate whether homeopathy is able to influence long-term outcome in critically ill patients suffering from severe sepsis...
- Influence of potassium dichromate on tracheal secretions in critically ill patientsMichael Frass
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Homeopathy, Duerergasse 4, A 8010 Graz, Austria
Chest 127:936-41. 2005....
- Should there be a change in the teaching of airway management in the medical school curriculum?Werner Rabitsch
Resuscitation 66:245-6. 2005
- Respiratory failure after stem cell transplantation: improved outcome with non-invasive ventilationWerner Rabitsch
Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, Department of Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Leuk Lymphoma 46:1151-7. 2005..In non-survivors, PaO2 improved in only 4 of 28 patients (17%) (P<0.0001). Non-invasive ventilation in patients with acute respiratory failure after SCT could improve prognosis in a carefully selected group of patients...
- Bias in the trial and reporting of trials of homeopathy: a fundamental breakdown in peer review and standards?Michael Frass
Department of Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Homoeopathy, Vienna, Austria
J Altern Complement Med 11:780-2. 2005
- Homeopathic research after the Lancet meta analysis--a moment for introspectionMenachem Oberbaum
Complement Ther Med 13:303-5. 2005
- Asymmetry in The Lancet meta-analysisMichael Frass
Homeopathy 95:52-3. 2006
- Comparison of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and Combitube ventilation in a bench modelCamillo Sherif
Intensive Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine I, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Wien Klin Wochenschr 117:769-75. 2005..Regardless of the ventilation technique or device, we believe that subsequent retraining of ventilation skills is very important...
- Homeopathy in emergency medicineMenachem Oberbaum
Center for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Wien Med Wochenschr 155:491-7. 2005..We describe our experience treating such patients homeopathically in the emergency room, on the wards, and in the intensive care unit of conventional hospitals in Austria and Israel...
- Treatment of adult patients with sepsis-induced coagulopathy and purpura fulminans using a plasma-derived protein C concentrate (Ceprotin)Peter Schellongowski
Department of Medicine I, Intensive Care Unit 13i2, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Vox Sang 90:294-301. 2006..CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that treatment with a plasma-derived protein C zymogen concentrate might be a useful support in adult patients with purpura fulminans...
- Comparison of mucosal pressures induced by cuffs of different airway devicesHerbert Ulrich-Pur
Intensive Care Unit 13i2, Department of Internal Medicine I, Medical University Vienna, Austria
Anesthesiology 104:933-8. 2006....
- The Combitube, self-inflating bulb, and colorimetric carbon dioxide detector to advance airway management in the first echelon of the battlefieldJames M Rich
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA
Mil Med 171:389-95. 2006..Improved airway management, in conjunction with other lifesaving measures, could potentially improve survival rates for combat casualties and assist in stabilizing them for evacuation to higher echelons of combat medical care...
- Airway management with endotracheal tube versus Combitube during parabolic flightsWerner Rabitsch
Department of Internal Medicine I, Intensive Care Unit, Medical University, Vienna, Austria
Anesthesiology 105:696-702. 2006..Because the ETC airway requires less training and is easier to insert than an ETT, it is recommended for further study as an alternative airway to what is currently on the shuttle...
- Prolonged lateral steep position impairs respiratory mechanics during continuous lateral rotation therapy in respiratory failurePeter Schellongowski
Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Waehringer Guertel 18 20, 1090, Vienna, Austria
Intensive Care Med 33:625-31. 2007..To establish whether prolonged lateral steep position during continuous rotation therapy leads to improvement on pulmonary gas exchange, respiratory mechanics and hemodynamics...
- Frequent development of lupus anticoagulants in critically ill patients treated under intensive care conditionsCatharina Wenzel
Department of Medicine 1, Intensive Care Unit, University of Vienna, Austria
Crit Care Med 30:763-70. 2002....
- Recommendation of the minimal volume technique to avoid tongue engorgement with prolonged use of the esophageal-tracheal combitubeWerner Rabitsch
Ann Emerg Med 45:565-6; author reply 566. 2005
- Ventilator-associated pneumonia: Increased bacterial counts in bronchoalveolar lavage by using urea as an endogenous marker of dilutionKonstantin Zedtwitz-Liebenstein
Department of Internal Medicine I, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Crit Care Med 33:756-9. 2005..Using urea to determine the dilution quotient could increase the value of bacterial thresholds in the diagnosis and therapeutic decision of ventilator-associated pneumonia...
- Current status of the Combitube: a review of the literatureFelice Agro
Department of Anesthesiology, University School of Medicine Campus Bio Medico Rome, Via Longoni 69, 83 00155 Rome, Italy
J Clin Anesth 14:307-14. 2002..Contrary to the Laryngeal Mask Airway, the Combitube may help in patients with limited mouth opening. The Combitube may be of special benefit in patients with massive bleeding or regurgitation, and it minimizes the risk of aspiration...
- Endothelial cell activation and blood coagulation in critically ill patients with lung injuryCatharina Wenzel
Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Wien Klin Wochenschr 114:853-8. 2002..CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that the endothelial cell disturbance and the activation of the coagulation system in patients with lung injury are related to the degree of pulmonary dysfunction...
- Economic burden of illness imposed by severe sepsis in AustriaAlexandra Schmid
HealthEcon AG, Basel, Switzerland
Wien Klin Wochenschr 114:697-701. 2002..Indirect costs of severe sepsis due to productivity losses, particularly by premature death, are considerable...
- Comparison of a conventional tracheal airway with the Combitube in an urban emergency medical services system run by physiciansWerner Rabitsch
Department of Internal Medicine I, Intensive Care Unit 13.i2, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A 1090, Vienna, Austria
Resuscitation 57:27-32. 2003..Adrenaline (epinephrine) applied via ETC with a 10-fold dosage was as effective as via the conventional ETA. To our knowledge this is the first study using physicians comparing ETC and ETA in the prehospital setting...
- Comparison of three severity scores for critically ill cancer patientsPeter Schellongowski
Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Intensive Care Med 30:430-6. 2004..776 for APACHE II, 0.825 for SAPS II and 0.698 for the ICMM. CONCLUSION: The SAPS II was superior to APACHE II and ICMM. The newly developed ICMM does not improve mortality prediction in critically ill cancer patients...
- Evaluation of an end-tidal portable ETCO2 colorimetric breath indicator (COLIBRI)Werner Rabitsch
Department of Internal Medicine I, Intensive Care Unit, University of Vienna, Austria
Am J Emerg Med 22:4-9. 2004..Data suggest that the Colibri might serve as a valuable tool for evaluating and controlling tube position. This device is independent of power supply or electronic equipment, portable, small, and immediately ready for use...
- Evaluation of the oesophageal-tracheal double-lumen tube (Combitube) during general anaesthesiaWerner Rabitsch
Department of Internal Medicine I, Intensive Care Unit, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Wien Klin Wochenschr 116:90-3. 2004..CONCLUSION: Ventilation via the Combitube appears to be safe and effective during general anaesthesia. Practice in elective cases is a requirement for successful use in an emergency situation...
- The critical airway, rescue ventilation, and the combitube: Part 1James M Rich
Department of Nurse Anesthesia, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Tex, USA
AANA J 72:17-27. 2004..How to safely exchange the ETC for a definitive airway also will be reviewed...
- The critical airway, rescue ventilation, and the combitube: Part 2James M Rich
Department of Nurse Anesthesia, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Tex, USA
AANA J 72:115-24. 2004....
- The Combitube as rescue device: recommended use of the small adult size for all patients six feet tall or shorterRichard M Levitan
Ann Emerg Med 44:92; author reply 92-3. 2004
- Closed suctioning system reduces cross-contamination between bronchial system and gastric juicesWerner Rabitsch
Intensive Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Anesth Analg 99:886-92, table of contents. 2004..CS significantly reduced cross-contamination between bronchial system and gastric juices and reduced the incidence of VAP when compared with OS. Hypoxic phases can be reduced by the help of CS...
- Evaluation of Seldinger technique emergency cricothyroidotomy versus standard surgical cricothyroidotomy in 200 cadaversNikolaus Schaumann
Department of Internal Medicine I, Intensive Care Unit, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Anesthesiology 102:7-11. 2005..The shorter time to first ventilation and the fact that no injuries could be observed favor the Seldinger technique...
- Modification of the Lipp maneuver for blind insertion of the Esophageal-Tracheal CombitubeRicardo M Urtubia
Can J Anaesth 52:216-7. 2005
- [Securing the airway in emergencies]Michael Frass
, , Wien, Austria
Wien Klin Wochenschr 120:191-6. 2008