Claudia Velarde

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Complications related to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and low CSF pressure can occur following placement of an intrathecal drug delivery device. METHODS A 58-year-old man with chronic, intractable lower back pain underwent implantation of an intrathecal drug delivery device. On the fourth postoperative day, he developed a(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare intratracheal pulmonary ventilation (ITPV) with conventional ventilation in a rabbit model of surfactant deficiency. DESIGN A prospective randomized animal study. SETTING The Children's National Medical Center Research Animal Facility in Washington, DC. SUBJECTS Adult male New Zealand white rabbits (n = 20), weighing 1.4-4.2 kg.(More)
To assess the outcome of low-dose-ganciclovir prophylaxis (500 mg twice a day for 3 months) in renal-transplant recipients, a retrospective analysis of 185 patients transplanted between 1998 and 2001 was performed. There were 29 (15.6%) patients who belonged to the highest risk group, donor cytomegalovirus (CMV) positive, recipient negative (D + R-), and 37(More)
A case of asymptomatic rectosigmoid perforation and peranal extrusion of the distal portion of the ventricle-peritoneal shunt catheter in an infant with congenital hydrocephalus is reported. It is studied the mechanism of the spontaneous reduction of the missing tube and the form to approach this rare complication.
OBJECTIVES To compare dynamic pulmonary function studies using the ultrathin walled Kolobow endotracheal tube, with conventional endotracheal tubes of similar external diameter on rabbits during mechanical ventilation. To test the hypothesis that the increased internal diameter of the Kolobow tube will result in decreased airway resistance and work of(More)
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