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Serum procalcitonin levels in bacterial and viral meningitis

Critical Care
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DOI: 10.1186/cc468
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titlepg.qxd Critical Care Vol 3 Suppl 1 March 1999 The Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum Editor: Jean-Louis Vincent 19th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine Brussels, Congress Center, 16–19 March 1999 Abstracts of Posters Organisers Chairman: J-L Vincent Manager: Carl Vanhaesendonck With the collaboration of: R Askenasi (Brussels, Belgium) J Berre (Brussels, Belgium) JM Bouton (Brussels, Belgium) A d'Hollander (Brussels, Belgium) R Naeije (Brussels, Belgium) Scientific advisors L Brochard (Créteil, France) ED Bennett (London, United Kingdom) TW Evans (London, United Kingdom) MR Pinsky (Pittsburgh, USA) PM Suter (Geneva, Switzerland) J Takala (Kuopio, Finland) LG Thijs (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) E Van Der Voort (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) titlepg.qxd 18/02/99 10:31 Page 1 Poster abstracts 1 P1 A prospective study of the incidence of iatrogenic ocular damage in critically ill patients C Gorman, T Rogers, J Price, A Waboso, L Flackett and N Stallard Intensive Care Service, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, CF4 4XW, UK Crit Care 1999, 33 ((ssuuppppll 11)):P1 IInnttrroodduuccttiioonn:: Critically ill patients requiring intensive care are at risk of iatrogenic ocular damage. Studies have reported an inci- dence of eye problems of up to 40% in critically ill ventilated patients. We conducted this study to assess the incidence of ocular complications in our intensive care unit where all patients are cared for according to an eye care standard. MMeetthhooddss:: All ventilated patients over a 2 month period were included. Ophthalmic assessment was performed on admission and repeated every other day during the period of ventilation. At each assessment the average Ramsey sedation score over the pre- vious 24 h, the presence of tracheal secretions and the presence of ventilation associated pneumonia was noted. Eye care performed was recorded. RReessuullttss:: Sixty patients were included. O

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