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Koo H-K - - 2013
Factors that influence the annual rate of decline of lung function need to be verified. To determine the effects of metabolic syndrome, especially hypertension, on the annual rate of decline in lung function. A total of 635 healthy participants without known respiratory disease completed baseline and follow-up routine check-ups, including ...
Jenab Yaser - - 2013
Objectives- There are few studies evaluating serial changes in tissue Doppler imaging parameters in acute pulmonary thromboembolism. We aimed to compare these changes in male and female patients separately. Methods- Between September 2010 and September 2011, 41 of 64 hemodynamically stable acute patients with pulmonary thromboembolism were included in the ...
Wahab Romina - - 2013
Following the classic 'iron lung' non-invasive negative pressure ventilator, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV), particularly used 'nocturnally' has developed a broad role in both the acute hospital setting and domiciliary long-term use for many cardio-respiratory disorders associated with acute and chronic ventilatory failure. This role is based in part upon ...
Suki Béla - - 2013
Transpulmonary pressure and the mechanical stresses of breathing modulate many essential cell functions in the lung via mechanotransduction. We review how mechanical factors could influence the pathogenesis of emphysema. Although the progression of emphysema has been linked to mechanical rupture, little is known about how these stresses alter lung remodeling. ...
Almeida Vívian Pinto de - - 2013
Asthma may cause systemic repercussions due to its severity and the effects of treatment. Our objective was to compare posture, balance, functional capacity, and quality of life (QOL) according to the severity of disease, as assessed by pulmonary function levels. This cross-sectional study evaluated fifty individuals with asthma. We compared ...
Kamphuis Vivian P VP Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The - - 2013
Early, preferably noninvasive, detection of pulmonary hypertension improves prognosis. Our study evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of the electrocardiographically derived Butler-Leggett (BL) score and ventricular gradient (VG) to estimate mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP). In 63 patients with suspected pulmonary hypertension, BL score and VG were calculated. The VG was projected ...
Boerrigter Bart G - - 2013
Respiratory influences are a major confounder when evaluating central hemodynamics during exercise. We studied four different methods to assess mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) in case of respiratory swings.Central hemodynamics were measured simultaneously with esophageal pressure during exercise in 30 COPD-patients. mPAP and PCWP ...
Schumann S - - 2013
Background: Differences between inspiratory and expiratory lung mechanics result in the hysteresis of the pressure volume-loop. While hysteresis area is a global parameter describing the difference between inspiration and expiration in mechanics under quasi-static conditions, a detailed analysis of this difference under the dynamic conditions of mechanical ventilation is feasible ...
Kiss Thomas - - 2013
In pressure support ventilation (PSV), a non-variable level of pressure support is delivered by the ventilator when triggered by the patient. In contrast, variable PSV delivers a level of pressure support that varies in a random fashion, introducing more physiological variability to the respiratory pattern. Experimental studies show that variable ...
Spieth Peter M - - 2013
This study aims at comparing the very short-term effects of conventional and noisy (variable) pressure support ventilation (PSV) in mechanically ventilated patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. 13 mechanically ventilated patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure were enrolled in this monocentric, randomized crossover study. Patients were mechanically ventilated with conventional ...
Eising Jacobien B - - 2013
Several studies have shown that raised cardiovascular risk factors are associated with an impaired lung function in adulthood. Whether this association also exists in the young is unknown. Our aim was to study the relation between blood pressure and lung function from neonatal to elderly age. This was a cross-sectional ...
Rose Louise L Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Provincial Centre of Weaning Excellence/Prolonged Ventilation Weaning Centre, Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Mount Sinai Hospital and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
To inform development of educational tools, we sought to identify initial ventilator settings and monitoring targets for 3 scenarios. A survey was e-mailed to Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists members with 2 reminders in March/April 2011. Total evaluable surveys were 363. More participants selected pressure as opposed to volume ventilation ...
Ju N Y - - 2013
This prospective, double-blind trial was designed to evaluate the effect of inhaled budesonide on lung function and the inflammatory response to one-lung ventilation. One hundred patients scheduled for lobectomy were allocated randomly to pre-operative nebulised budesonide or saline. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples were collected from either the collapsed or the ...
Fornasa E - - 2013
A new device delivering intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV), called Impulsator® (Percussionaire Corporation, Sandpoint, ID, USA), has recently been introduced in an effort to provide effective clearance and to promote homogeneity of ventilation in the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis. In order to optimize the treatment based on its use, ...
Pomprapa Anake - - 2013
The aim is to provide better understanding of carbon dioxide ([Formula: see text]) elimination during ventilation for both the healthy and atelectatic condition, derived in a pressure-controlled mode. Therefore, we present a theoretical analysis of [Formula: see text] elimination of healthy and diseased lungs. Based on a single-compartment model, [Formula: ...
Nomori Hiroaki - - 2013
Fibrin glue in combination with polyglycolic acid (PGA) mesh is effective in preventing air leakage after segmentectomy, but we frequently experienced air leakage with single-layer application. To investigate improved usage, we compared the sealing effect among single-, double- and triple-layer PGA mesh and fibrin glue in both experimental and clinical ...
Diraimondo Thomas R - - 2013
Previous studies in human patients and animal models have suggested that transglutaminase 2 (TG2) is upregulated in pulmonary hypertension (PH), a phenomenon that appears to be associated with the effects of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) in this disease. Using chemical tools to interrogate and inhibit TG2 activity in vivo, we have ...
Falaize Line - - 2013
Battery life (BL) of portable home ventilators batteries are reported by manufacturers. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of ventilatory mode, respiratory frequency, positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), and leaks on the BL of 5 commercially available portable ventilators. The effect of the ventilatory mode (volume controlled-continuous ...
Banner Michael J - - 2013
A decision support, rule-based oxygenation advisor that provides guidance for setting positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) and fractional inhaled oxygen concentration (FIO2) for patients with respiratory failure is described. The target oxygenation goal is to achieve and maintain pulse oximeter oxygen saturation (SpO2) ≥88 and ≤95 %, as posited by the ...
López-Candales Angel - - 2013
The severity of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) is known to be a critical determinant of right ventricular (RV) systolic function; this relationship remains poorly characterized. We therefore, designed a study to examine the relationship that exists between echocardiographically measured PVR and maximal tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) to gain ...
Terzi Nicolas - - 2013
To investigate breathing-swallowing interactions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring noninvasive mechanical ventilation and, if needed, to develop a technical modification of the ventilator designed to eliminate ventilator insufflations during swallowing. We conducted a prospective, open-label, interventional study. Fifteen consecutive COPD patients with exacerbations requiring ICU admission and ...
Mohamed Adel - - 2013
To determine the effect of vasopressin therapy on the efficacy of oxygenation and arterial pressure in infants with severe persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Retrospective case study. Neonatal ICU, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Neonates with severe persistent pulmonary hypertension. Intravenous infusion of vasopressin. Ten infants satisfied the ...
Pratali Lorenza - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular function and pulmonary circulation in chronic mountain sickness (CMS) patients with rest and stress echocardiography compared with healthy high-altitude (HA) dwellers. CMS or Monge's disease is defined by excessive erythrocytosis (hemoglobin >21 g/dl in males, 19 ...
Oliveira Rudolf K F - - 2013
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by a pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) of ≤15 mm Hg, given a normal left ventricular filling pressure (LVFP). However, recent studies have shown that, in PAH patients, diagnosis based on PCWP can erroneously classify a significant number of patients compared with diagnosis based ...
Karci Ayşe A Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Medical School, Dokuz Eylul University, İzmir, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
It is known that hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction increases as a result of intermittent regional hypoxic challenges. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of sevoflurane and propofol on oxygenation and shunt fraction during one-lung ventilation in a novel model of hypoxic preconditioning before one-lung ventilation. Sixteen Wistar-albino ...
Ekkernkamp Emelie - - 2013
Abstract Background: High-intensity noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (HI-NPPV) is an effective treatment option in patients with stable hypercapnic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the effect of HI-NPPV compared with spontaneous breathing (SB) on minute ventilation (MV) in patients receiving long-term treatment remains to be determined. This study compared MV ...
Nalayanda Divya D DD Division Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore MD; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore - - 2014
The lungs of infants born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia suffer from immaturity as well as the short and long term consequences of ventilator-induced lung injury, including chronic lung disease. Antenatal and postnatal steroids are among current strategies promoted to treat premature lungs and limit long term morbidity. Although studied in ...
Saddy Felipe - - 2013
Biphasic positive airway pressure (BIVENT) is a partial support mode that employs pressure-controlled, time-cycled ventilation set at two levels of continuous positive airway pressure with unrestricted spontaneous breathing. BIVENT can modulate inspiratory effort by modifying the frequency of controlled breaths. Nevertheless, the optimal amount of inspiratory effort to improve respiratory ...
Naeije Robert - - 2013
The pulmonary circulation is a high-flow and low-pressure circuit. The functional state of the pulmonary circulation is defined by pulmonary vascular pressure-flow relationships conforming to distensible vessel models with a correction for hematocrit. The product of pulmonary arterial compliance and resistance is constant, but with a slight decrease as a ...
Groves Danja S - - 2013
Several strategies have been used to reduce the incidence of right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement, including pulmonary vasodilation. The inhaled prostacyclin, epoprostenol, selectively dilates the pulmonary vasculature of ventilated areas of the lung, but also has been shown to inhibit platelet aggregation.(1) The authors evaluated ...
Ohad D G - - 2013
Canine pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains under-recognized and under-treated despite being prevalent. This retrospective study investigated whether selected historical and physical examination findings were associated with the diagnosis of canine PAH, defined as tricuspid regurgitation (TR) with a confirmed systolic pressure gradient ⩾35mmHg. Two hundred and one client-owned dogs (PAH ...
Salito Caterina - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate to what extent lung compliance is affected by the individual and combined action of lung resection and hydrothorax in an animal model. Anaesthetized and mechanically ventilated rabbits (weight range 2÷2.2 kg) were randomized in two groups: (i) experimental hydrothorax (from 2 to ...
Cikach Frank S FS - - 2013
BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive and devastating condition characterized by vascular cell proliferation and associated with several metabolic derangements. We hypothesize that metabolic derangements in PAH can be detected by measuring metabolic byproducts in exhaled breath METHODS We collected breath and blood samples from PAH patients at ...
Kipping Valesca V Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin - - - 2013
Purpose: Combination of prone positioning (PrP) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) might be beneficial in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), because both approaches are recommended. However, PrP during ECMO might be associated with complications such as dislocation of ECMO cannulae. We investigated complications and change of oxygenation effects of ...
Gustafson Joshua D - - 2013
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a condition that leads to impaired oxygen delivery. We demonstrated previously that using a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) with pulsed dose delivery of oxygen is an alternative option to conserve oxygen while still maintaining adequate oxygen delivery in a mechanical model. We hypothesized that using ...
Hanson Josh - - 2013
Adults with severe malaria frequently require intravenous fluid therapy to restore their circulating volume. However, fluid must be delivered judiciously as both under- and over-hydration increase the risk of complications and, potentially, death. As most patients will be cared for in a resource-poor setting, management guidelines necessarily recommend that physical ...
Jaafarpour Molouk M MSc in Midwifery, Department of Midwifery, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Ilam University of Medical Science , Ilam, IR-Iran - - 2013
Negative Pressure Pulmonary O/Edema (NPPE) is potentially life-threatening and it is a general anaesthesia side effect. We are mentioning a rare case report of two brothers who were referred to our hospital for elective surgeries (varicocele and septoplasty) in a 3 years period. Both of them were athletes and their ...
Helmi M M Department of Intensive Care Adults, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the - - 2013
The last very-successful management of mechanical ventilation was in 2000 when application of low tidal volume and moderate pressure was introduced. It was then followed by the open- and baby-lung concept in order to open up the lung and keep the lung open. However, these strategies are followed with several ...
Kirschbaum Andreas - - 2013
Lung metastases can be non-anatomically resected with a Nd:YAG Laser. It is recommended that the resected lung surface be sealed by slowly resorbable sutures. However, the lung tissue may be restricted by the sutures once it is re-ventilated. Thus, it was analysed whether the lung parenchyma is airtight after laser ...
Lan Chou-Chin - - 2013
Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) cause substantial morbidity and mortality despite improvements in the understanding of lung injury and advances in treatment. Recruitment maneuver (RM) with high sustained airway pressures is proposed as an adjunct to mechanical ventilation to maintain alveolar patency. In addition, RM has ...
Kauppert Christoph A - - 2013
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is considered a clinically important feature of Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS). We aimed to determine prevalence, characteristics and severity of PH including associations with clinical outcomes after established non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). In a prospective cross-sectional study, clinically stable OHS-patients (NPPV duration ≥ 3 months) were consecutively assessed using ...
Davenport John - - 2013
Cetaceans are neckless, so the trachea is very short. The upper respiratory tract is separate from the mouth and pharynx. The dorsal blowhole connects, via the vestibular and nasopalatine cavities, directly to the larynx. Toothed cetaceans (Odontoceti) are capable of producing sounds at depth, either for locating prey, or for ...
Rain Silvia - - 2013
The role of right ventricular (RV) diastolic stiffness in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is not well-established. Therefore, we investigated the presence and possible underlying mechanisms of RV diastolic stiffness in PAH-patients. Single-beat RV pressure-volume analyses were performed in 21 PAH-patients and 7 controls to study RV diastolic stiffness. Data presented ...
Biais Matthieu - - 2013
Infrarenal aortic cross-clamping (ACC) induces hemodynamic disturbances that may affect respiratory-induced variations in stroke volume and, therefore, affect the ability of dynamic parameters such as pulse-pressure variation (PPV) to predict fluid responsiveness. Since this issue has not been investigated yet to authors' knowledge, the hypothesis was tested that ACC may ...
Corley Amanda - - 2013
Airway suctioning in mechanically ventilated patients is required to maintain airway patency. Closed suction catheters (CSC) minimise lung volume loss during suctioning but require cleaning post-suction. Despite their widespread use, there is no published evidence examining lung volumes during CSC cleaning. The study objectives were to quantify lung volume changes ...
Finkelhor Robert S - - 2013
Although the echo Doppler (D) estimation of pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) was initially highly correlated with right heart catheterization (RHC), recent D-RHC studies have questioned its accuracy. The aim of this study was to reevaluate this relationship and to determine possible explanations for disparate D-RHC results. We retrospectively identified ...
Wang Xiaoguang - - 2013
New methods for perfluorocarbon (PFC) application have been proposed which include aerosolization and vaporization. However, the experimental documentation of efficacy of vaporization of PFC in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is still lacking. This study aims to examine the effects of vaporized PFC on gas exchange and ...
Guihaire Julien - - 2013
The right ventricle (RV) faces major changes in loading conditions associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary vascular disorders. Despite major pharmacological advances since the last decade, pulmonary arterial hypertension remains a deadly disease mainly secondary to the development of right ventricular failure (RVF). Several experimental models of RVF have been developed ...
Yu Lan - - 2013
Abstract The osmotic pressure of xylitol solution at a wide concentration range was calculated according to the UNIFAC model and experimentally determined by our newly reported air humidity osmometry. The measurements from air humidity osmometry were compared with UNIFAC model calculations from dilute to saturated solution. Results indicate that air ...
Main Michael L - - 2013
Ultrasound contrast agent safety has received recent attention based on reports of associated serious adverse events. The US Food and Drug Administration requested this postmarketing study of the effects of Optison on pulmonary hemodynamics. The aim of this study was to compare Optison and a placebo for effects on pulmonary ...
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