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HYPOTHESIS Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) will identify patients who are at high risk for pulmonary aspiration due to swallowing dysfunction after prolonged intubation. Based on the results of FEES, dietary recommendations can be made to decrease the incidence of aspiration after prolonged intubation. DESIGN Patients who were(More)
The effect of cyproheptadine, a potent platelet deaggregator, was investigated in rats bearing renal allografts. Thirty-three bilaterally nephrectomized LEW rats received orthotopic transplants of a (LEW X BN)F-1 kidney. Fourteen rats were treated with cyproheptadine, 1.5 mg/kg i.m. daily, for 60 days after transplantation; the remaining animals served as(More)