E. Walbert

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Sir: The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe disorder of pulmonary gas exchange, mainly due to inflammatory processes and noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. There are direct and indirect causes of ARDS, e. g. trauma, sepsis, pneumonia, aspiration, and toxic inhalation. ARDS is characterized by acute onset, an arterial oxgentension/fractional(More)
Objective: To investigate the combination of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) and intravenously administered prostacyclin (i. v. PGI2) in a patient with severe pulmonary hypertension and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Design: Single case study. Setting: Intensive care unit of a university hospital. Methods: In an ARDS patient with severe pulmonary(More)
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