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Prone position (PP) improves oxygenation and outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients with a PaO2/FiO2 ratio <150 mmHg. Regional changes in lung aeration can be assessed by lung ultrasound (LUS). Our aim was to predict the magnitude of oxygenation response after PP using bedside LUS. We conducted a prospective multicenter study that(More)
BACKGROUND The utility of the laryngeal mask airway during positive-pressure ventilation has yet to be determined. Our study was designed to assess whether significant leaks occurred with positive-pressure ventilation and if leaks were associated with gastroesophageal insufflation. METHODS Forty-eight patients undergoing elective surgery were studied.(More)
PURPOSE To compare two airway management techniques, face mask (FM) with oropharyngeal airway and laryngeal mask airway (LMA), with respect to the effectiveness of positive pressure ventilation and airway maintenance. METHODS After induction of anaesthesia, two airway management techniques (FM or LMA) and three peak pressures (20, 25 and 30 cm H2O) were(More)
UNLABELLED The primary goal of this study was to test the items in a rating system developed to evaluate anesthesiologists' performance in a simulated patient environment. A secondary goal was to determine whether the test scores could discriminate between resident and staff anesthesiologists. Two 5-item clinical scenarios included patient evaluation and(More)
In Brussels, a 15-month longitudinal survey was conducted in two primary schools, from March 1975 to May 1976, in order to analyse the dynamic of asymptomatic meningococcal carriage, during an epidemic mainly caused by serogroup B, serotype 2 Neisseria meningitidis. In the first school, which is situated in a suburban area with upper-middle socio-economic(More)