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A 74-year-old man was referred to our intensive care unit after a 2-day history of dehydration due to gastrointestinal losses and fever. On admission, his heart rate was 120 beats per minute, his blood pressure was 120/70, his respiratory rate was 30 breaths per minute and his …
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