F. Gurdjian

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Activated charcoal hemoperfusion has been performed in 60 cases of acute poisoning. In a) deeply comatose patients (due to the effects of hypnotics and chlorinated solvents with high extracellular concentration) in order to reduce the duration of the coma b) those intoxications with a high mortality, such as Paraquat, Colchicine, Digitoxine, Tricyclic drugs(More)
The hemodynamic response to a dopamine HCl infusion (10 microgram/kg per min) was measured in 25 adult patients with severe sepsis: there were 6 patients with circulatory hyperdynamic states, 9 patients with myocardial failure, and 10 with hypovolemia. Each patient also had acute respiratory failure. Changes of intrapulmonary shunt fraction (Qs/Qt),(More)
We repeatedly assessed pulmonary and systemic haemodynamics in 40 adult patients undergoing therapy for severe acute respiratory failure of diverse causes (ARDS). Initial measurements were performed just before admission to our Intensive Care Unit (first haemodynamic evaluation) and were repeated during the course of illness, after correcting hypoxemia,(More)
Thirteen patients with severe acute respiratory failure were ventilated with positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) for 9 days. Haemodynamic measurements were performed after 15 min during 100% oxygen breathing, first with intermittent-positive pressure ventilation, secondly with positive end-expiratory pressure. The latter improved the Pa, O2 from 89 to(More)
Arterial hypoxemia is a common finding in acute pulmonary embolism, and its severity is generally assumed to be proportional to the extent of pulmonary artery obstruction. We studied blood gases (during room air breathing and 100% oxygen breathing) and hemodynamic data is seven patients with massive pulmonary embolism and circulatory failure. All(More)
A hemodynamic study with blood gas analysis was performed so we could observe changes induced by blood volume expansion, dopamine infusion and isoproterenol infusion in 20 adult patients suffering from peritonitis complicated with septic shock and acute respiratory failure. Blood volume expansion increased cardiac index (from 2.6 +/- 1.21/min/m2 to 3.4 +/-(More)
Hemodynamic, investigations carried out on 25 patients suffering from acute respiratory distress in the adult established a specific hemodynamic profile for that syndrome, including precapillary pulmonary artery hypertension and systemic arterial hypotension. The level of pulmonary vascular resistance (abnormally high) and systemic arterial resistance(More)