Andrea Gutierrez

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INTRODUCTION The stress index (SI), a parameter derived from the shape of the pressure-time curve, can identify injurious mechanical ventilation. We tested the hypothesis that adjusting tidal volume (VT) to a non-injurious SI in an open lung condition avoids hypoventilation while preventing overdistension in an experimental model of combined lung injury and(More)
BACKGROUND Historically, the elective ventilatory flow pattern for neonates has been decelerating flow (DF). Decelerating flow waveform has been suggested to improve gas exchange in the neonate when compared with square flow (SF) waveform by improving the ventilation perfusion. However, the superiority of DF compared with SF has not yet been demonstrated(More)
EMG artifact produced by a VNS stimulator is described. A patient with a VNS stimulator underwent an EMG study for suspected ALS. Artifacts that appeared similar to positive sharp waves or fibrillations were noted that could produce a false clinical diagnosis. These VNS-EMG artifacts matched well with the VNS generator's set parameters. We conclude that EMG(More)
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