Affiliation: Mayo Clinic
- Statistics review 3: hypothesis testing and P valuesElise Whitley
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Crit Care 6:222-5. 2002..Guidelines for the interpretation of P values are also provided in the context of a published example, along with some of the common pitfalls. Examples of specific statistical tests will be covered in future reviews...
- The International Sepsis Forum's controversies in sepsis: corticosteroids should be used to treat septic shockSergey Goodman
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Crit Care 6:381-3. 2002..Based on the high proportion of patients who have relative adrenal insufficiency, the benefits of low doses of steroids and the minimal risks, steroids should be used to treat septic shock...
- Statistics review 1: presenting and summarising dataElise Whitley
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Crit Care 6:66-71. 2002....
- On the nature of man and disasterMike Darwin
Crit Care 10:105. 2006..All human habitations, and all life on earth for that matter, are under continuous threat of some kind. Violent weather, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and even meteorite impacts represent threats of varying degrees of risk...
- The World Trade Center attack. Lessons for all aspects of health careP S Tamber
Critical Care, London, UK
Crit Care 5:299-300. 2001..This article introduces nine reviews in Critical Care offering varied health care perspectives of the events of 11 September 2001 from people who were there and from experts in disaster management...
- Disaster preparedness perspective from 90.05.32w, 29.57.18nNorman McSwain
Tulane University, Dept of Surgery, USA
Crit Care 10:108. 2006..The aftermath produced significant difficulties in patient care. Failure of the communication system, lack of command and control, and incomplete planning were at the root of all of these difficulties...
- Practical aspects of federalizing disaster responseJames L Clark
Crit Care 10:107. 2006
- Corticosteroids influence the mortality and morbidity of acute critical illnessMohamed Y Rady
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Crit Care 10:R101. 2006..The study hypothesis was that exposure to corticosteroids influences the mortality and morbidity in acute critical illness...
- Bench-to-bedside review: Resuscitation in the emergency departmentMohamed Y Rady
Mayo College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Crit Care 9:170-6. 2005..Application of medical ethics to the ever changing practice of acute resuscitation has also become a societal expectation...
- Terrorist bombings in MadridEric R Frykberg
University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Crit Care 9:20-2. 2005
- Ventilator-associated pneumonia: monotherapy is optimal if chosen wiselyBurke A Cunha
Infectious Disease Division, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York, USA
Crit Care 10:141. 2006..aeruginosa antibiotic with a 'low resistance potential' that minimizes drug-drug interactions, minimizes resistance, and is cost effective. Monotherapy of VAP should be the standard of care...
- Statistics review 2: samples and populationsElise Whitley
Lecturer in Medical Statistics, University of Bristol, UK
Crit Care 6:143-8. 2002..However, a dataset is typically only of interest for the information it provides regarding the population from which it was drawn. The present review focuses on estimation of population values from a sample...
- Pro/con clinical debate: the use of a protected specimen brush in the diagnosis of ventilator associated pneumoniaDaren Heyland
Medicine, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Crit Care 6:117-20. 2002..In this issue of Critical Care Forum, the two sides of this debate are brought forward with compelling arguments. The authors' arguments should fuel future trials...
- Cortisol levels and corticosteroid administration fail to predict mortality in critical illness: the confounding effects of organ dysfunction and sexMohamed Y Rady
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Scottsdale, Ariz, USA
Arch Surg 140:661-8; discussion 669. 2005..Corticosteroid supplementation based on plasma cortisol measurement was reported to decrease mortality in vasopressor-dependent critical illness...
- Hospital discharge to care facility: a patient-centered outcome for the evaluation of intensive care for octogenariansMohamed Y Rady
Mayo Clinic Hospital, 5777 East Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
Chest 126:1583-91. 2004..Hypothesis: Hospital discharge to a care facility should be considered for more accurate evaluation of intensive care outcome, especially for octogenarian patients...
- Influence of individual characteristics on outcome of glycemic control in intensive care unit patients with or without diabetes mellitusMohamed Y Rady
Department of Critical Care, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
Mayo Clin Proc 80:1558-67. 2005..To clarify the relationship of patient and critical illness characteristics (including any history of diabetes mellitus) to glycemic control with insulin and hospital mortality...
- Cardiac surgery for octogenarians: is it an informed decision?Mohamed Y Rady
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Phoenix, Ariz, USA
Am Heart J 147:347-53. 2004..We hypothesized that death or discharge to a nursing care facility after cardiac surgery is similar in patients who are octogenarians and younger patients...
- Defining the scope of implied consent in the emergency department: shortchanging patients' right to self determinationJoseph L Verheijde
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Am J Bioeth 7:51-2; discussion W3-4. 2007
- Determinants of moral distress in medical and surgical nurses at an adult acute tertiary care hospitalElizabeth M Rice
Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
J Nurs Manag 16:360-73. 2008..To determine the prevalence and contributing factors of moral distress in medical and surgical nurses...
- Continuous deep sedation until death: palliation or physician-assisted death?Mohamed Y Rady
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:205-14. 2010..Continuous deep sedation should be distinguished from common sedation practices for palliation and characterized instead as physician-assisted death...
- Scientific, legal, and ethical challenges of end-of-life organ procurement in emergency medicineMohamed Y Rady
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
Resuscitation 81:1069-78. 2010....
- End-of-life discontinuation of destination therapy with cardiac and ventilatory support medical devices: physician-assisted death or allowing the patient to die?Mohamed Y Rady
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, Arizona 85054, USA
BMC Med Ethics 11:15. 2010..Bioethics and law distinguish between the practices of "physician-assisted death" and "allowing the patient to die."..