Articles by Author: Kim De Vasconcellos

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  1. Preoperative B-type natriuretic peptide risk stratification: do postoperative indices add value?

    Preoperative B-type natriuretic peptide risk stratification: do postoperative indices add value?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Objectives: It is unclear if there is value in measuring postoperative B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in patients risk-stratified using preoperative BNP.
  2. Hyperchloraemia: ready for the big time?

    Hyperchloraemia: ready for the big time?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Chloride is in many ways the forgotten electrolyte. Recent evidence suggests that hyperchloraemia results in metabolic acidosis, and is associated with renal dysfunction, increased mortality, coagulation disturbances, splanchnic ischaemia, and a proinflammatory state. The renal effects and the increased mortality...
  3. Outcomes 30 days after ICU admission: the 30DOS study

    Outcomes 30 days after ICU admission: the 30DOS study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: The spectrum of illness and long-term outcome of critically ill patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in South Africa remains largely unknown.
  4. Procalcitonin kinetics in the first 48 hours of ICU admission is associated with higher mortality in critically ill patients with community-acquired pneumonia in a setting of high HIV prevalence

    Procalcitonin kinetics in the first 48 hours of ICU admission is associated with higher mortality in critically ill patients with community-acquired pneumonia in a setting of high HIV prevalence

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Severe community acquired pneumonia (CAP) commonly results in ICU admission and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Procalcitonin (PCT) may assist risk stratification and prediction of aetiology but is not well studied in critically ill patients with a...