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BACKGROUND Non-invasive pressure support ventilation (NIPSV) is an effective treatment for acute respiratory failure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We assessed the efficacy of this therapy in acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema in a randomised comparison with conventional oxygen therapy. METHODS 40 patients were randomly assigned(More)
To determine whether cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease is an independent risk factor for graft loss and death after orthotopic liver transplantation, we performed a 3-year follow-up study of 143 consecutive liver transplant recipients and six patients who underwent retransplantation. Thirty-seven patients (25%) had had CMV disease and were alive after(More)
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