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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplant: midterm outcomes.
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used occasionally as a bridge to lung transplantation. The impact on mid-term survival is unknown. We analyzed outcomes after lung transplantExpand
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Response of man to endotoxin.
Endotoxin, a cell wall component of Gram-negative bacteria, plays a central role in the pathogenesis of septic shock. By administering small doses of intravenous endotoxin to humans, a variety ofExpand
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Compartmentalization of the acute cytokine response in humans after intravenous endotoxin administration.
Lung cytokine production was examined after the intravenous administration of endotoxin to 23 normal human subjects. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was performed 7 days before and 1.5 or 5 h afterExpand
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Initial experience with single cannulation for venovenous extracorporeal oxygenation in adults.
PURPOSE Historically, venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has required dual cannulation. A single-venous cannulation strategy may facilitate implantation and patient mobilization. Here weExpand
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Reperfusion injury in single-lung transplant recipients with pulmonary hypertension and emphysema.
BACKGROUND The early postoperative course of single-lung transplant recipients depends on the recipient's underlying lung pathophysiology and the degree of ischemic-reperfusion injury. We examinedExpand
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The diagnostic challenge of a tracheal tear with a double-lumen endobronchial tube: massive air leak developing from the mouth during mechanical ventilation.
The case of a 78 year-old woman who underwent a right lower lobectomy using a 35-French, left-sided, double-lumen endobronchial tube (DLET) is presented. Multiple adjustments were needed for theExpand
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Lung and heart-lung transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh: 1982-2002.
The University of Pittsburgh lung transplantation program began in 1982 and through 2002 we have performed 576 lung and 101 heart-lung transplants. One-, 3- and 5-year survival rates over the pastExpand
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Ave, CESAR, morituri te salutant! (Hail, CESAR, those who are about to die salute you!)
Article details Evidence-Based Medicine Journal Club Edited by: Eric B Milbrandt. University of Pittsburgh Department of Critical Care Medicine
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The esophagus ... not just for food anymore?
Background Survival of patients with acute lung injury or the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has been improved by ventilation with small tidal volumes and the use of positiveExpand
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Neutrophil attractant protein-1 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in human serum. Effects of intravenous lipopolysaccharide on free attractants, specific IgG autoantibodies and immune complexes.
We recently found that normal human sera contain IgG antibodies against two chemoattractants, neutrophil attractant protein-1 (NAP-1/IL-8) and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), as well asExpand
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