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Reexpansion pulmonary edema is a rare complication resulting from rapid emptying of air or liquid from the pleural cavity performed by either thoracentesis or chest drainage. Despite being infrequent, mortality may occur in up to 20% of cases and is attributed to the abrupt reduction in pleural pressure, especially as a result of extensive pneumothorax(More)
We have studied the effect of low doses of two widely used antidepressants, fluoxetine (Flx) and reboxetine (Rbx), on excitatory synapses of rat brain cortex and hippocampus. After 15 days of Flx treatment (0.67 mg/kg/day), its plasma level was 20.7+/-5.6 ng/ml. Analysis of postsynaptic densities (PSDs) by immunoblotting revealed no changes in the glutamate(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Tuberculosis and cancer are the main causes of pleural effusion. Pleural involvement is associated with migration of immune cells to the pleural cavity. We sought to characterize the immunophenotype of leukocytes in the pleural effusion and peripheral blood of patients with tuberculosis or malignancy. METHODS Thirty patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of pleurodesis carried out entirely on an outpatient basis in patients with recurrent malignant pleural effusions and Karnofsky Performance Status scores <70. METHODS This study was a prospective trial comprising patients with symptomatic recurrent malignant pleural effusion and Karnofsky Performance(More)
Intrapleural instillation of talc is used to produce pleurodesis in cases of recurrent malignant pleural effusions. The mechanisms by which pleurodesis is produced remain unknown but may involve either injury or activation of the mesothelium. The aim of the current study was to assess the inflammatory response of pleural mesothelial cells to talc in an(More)
A 39-year-old female was admitted for antibiotic treatment of sepsis of unknown origin, which had been empirically treated with piperacillin-tazobactam. The patient had previously (five months prior) been diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma with clear cell histological features and had undergone a left partial nephrectomy without excision of the entire(More)
— A Wireless Networked Control Systems review is presented. It begins with a brief history about NCS (Networked Control Systems), recognizing the fundamental features, its advantages over other classical control systems, and the protocols that can be used to do control over the wireless network. Also, we deal with the different problems that can affect the(More)
Malignant pleural effusion resulting mainly from pleural metastases of lung adenocarcinoma has clinical relevance, being a sign of poor prognosis and low life expectancy. Experimental models can mimic the human condition, contributing to advances in current understanding of the mechanisms patients’ pleural fluid accumulation and possible therapeutic(More)