Alexander Silberberg

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ABSTRACT: We assessed pulmonary function in 14 mechanically ventilated newborn very low birth weight infants with idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome by means of a face-out, volume displacement body plethysmograph and nitrogen washout analyses. Specially designed computer programs were used for calculations of lung volumes, ventilation, gas mixing(More)
We have studied the effects on lung volume, respiratory mechanics and ventilation during the first hours after instillation of 60 mg/kg of human surfactant into the trachea of 4 very preterm, newborn infants with severe IRDS under mechanical ventilation. Measurements were made with a "face-out" body plethysmograph and a modified nitrogen wash-out method. In(More)
It is recalled that the tension in a stretched polyelectrolyte chain mechanically compensates both the coulomb interaction and the hydrostatic pressure increase around the chain in a compromise which minimises the free energy and keeps water chemical potential constant throughout. Stretching strongly favors parallel cylinder nematic order in polyelectrolyte(More)
There are two extreme types of middle ear effusion leading to hearing loss (a) a rubber-like effusion seen in secretory otitis media and (b) a water-like effusion seen in serous otitis media. The possibility is considered that the degree of crosslinking in these two extreme cases is the basis of an altered mucus transport rate that leads to an accumulation(More)
ABSTRACT: We have developed and tested a plethysmographic method for assessment of lung function in mechanically ventilated very low birth weight infants during intensive care. Information about the mechanics of the respiratory system is obtained from the respiratory flow as measured by volume displacement plethysmography and from airway pressure measured(More)