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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383928/pre-treatment-with-dexamethasone-attenuates-experimental-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
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Fernando Fonseca Dos Reis, Maycon de Moura Reboredo, Leda Marília Fonseca Lucinda, Aydra Mendes Almeida Bianchi, Maria Aparecida Esteves Rabelo, Lídia Maria Carneiro da Fonseca, Júlio César Abreu de Oliveira, Bruno Valle Pinheiro
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects that administering dexamethasone before the induction of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) has on the temporal evolution of that injury. METHODS: Wistar rats were allocated to one of three groups: pre-VILI administration of dexamethasone (dexamethasone group); pre-VILI administration of saline (control group); or ventilation only (sham group). The VILI was induced by ventilation at a high tidal volume. Animals in the dexamethasone and control groups were euthanized at 0, 4, 24, and 168 h after VILI induction...
May 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25352461/focused-cardiac-ultrasound-using-a-pocket-size-device-in-the-emergency-room
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Frederico José Neves Mancuso, Vicente Nicoliello Siqueira, Valdir Ambrósio Moisés, Aécio Flavio Teixeira Gois, Angelo Amato Vincenzo de Paola, Antonio Carlos Camargo Carvalho, Orlando Campos
Background: Cardiovascular urgencies are frequent reasons for seeking medical care. Prompt and accurate medical diagnosis is critical to reduce the morbidity and mortality of these conditions. Objective: To evaluate the use of a pocket-size echocardiography in addition to clinical history and physical exam in a tertiary medical emergency care. Methods: One hundred adult patients without known cardiac or lung diseases who sought emergency care with cardiac complaints were included. Patients with ischemic changes in the electrocardiography or fever were excluded...
October 28, 2014: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23211207/-acute-onset-pulmonary-toxicity-associated-to-amiodarone
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Pedro Gonçalo Ferreira, Fátima Saraiva, Cláudia Carreira
Amiodarone is a potent anti-arrhythmic drug with a well-known potential chronic pulmonary toxicity. We describe a case of acute pulmonary toxicity (APT) induced by amiodarone in a 57 year old patient submitted to a perfusion of 900 mg in just 6 hours, to control an auricular flutter with rapid ventricular response. During the administration, the patient developed hemodynamic instability and oxygen dessaturation that led to an electrical cardioversion with return of sinus rhythm. Still, the patient continued in progressive respiratory deterioration with acute bilateral infiltrates on chest x-ray and apparent normal cardiac filling pressures confirmed by echocardiography...
September 2012: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20153588/model-of-pulmonary-fluid-traffic-homeostasis-based-on-respiratory-cycle-pressure-bidirectional-bronchiolo-pulmonar-shunting-and-water-evaporation
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Sven Kurbel, Beatrica Kurbel, Danijela Gulam, Borislav Spajić
The main puzzle of the pulmonary circulation is how the alveolar spaces remain dry over a wide range of pulmonary vascular pressures and blood flows. Although normal hydrostatic pressure in pulmonary capillaries is probably always below 10 mmHg, well bellow plasma colloid pressure of 25 mmHg, most textbooks state that some fluid filtration through capillary walls does occur, while the increased lymph drainage prevents alveolar fluid accumulation. The lack of a measurable pressure drop along pulmonary capillaries makes the classic description of Starling forces unsuitable to the low pressure, low resistance pulmonary circulation...
June 2010: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/17402880/-hospital-admisions-and-consultations-in-a-dialysis-population
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J Reichert
UNLABELLED: The hemodialysis (HD) population continues growing and aging, reason why they are required to adapt the human, economic and materials resources to be taken care of. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the distribution of the consultations and the times of admissions in the different Hospital services of which an peripheral arranged HD Center depends. METHOD: We analyzed all the consultations to the Hospital Urgencies Departments and Hospitable admissions of all the patients who received HD in the arranged Center Ponfedial, (sanitary area Ponferrada of 150,000 inhabitants) in period 01/12/02 to the 31/05/05...
2007: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
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