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September-December 2018| Vol 12| Issue 3

Original Article

Pressure-regulated volume control mode versus synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation mode in management of acute respiratory failure complicating advanced liver disease

Background A common cause of death in the ICUs is advanced liver disease and its complications. Respiratory complications are common in patients with advanced liver disease. Management of patie...

Case Report

Intraoperative thromboelastographic assessment of platelet function in a patient with low platelet count and high-mean platelet volume requiring cardiac surgery

An 80-year-old patient with low platelet count was admitted in our institution for aortic valve replacement and a coronary artery bypass graft. Because of thrombocytopenia, a mean platelet volume has ...

Case Report

Tamponade-like picture caused by pericardial cyst

Pericardial cysts are rare entities, they have an incidence rate of 1:100,000 which constitutes about 7.6% of all mediastinal masses (6). The differential diagnosis includes other solid tumors and cys...

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