James C Giudice

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A prospective study was conducted to determine the reliability of noninvasive end-tidal CO2 (PETCO2) monitoring as a reflection of arterial CO2 tension (PaCO2) during weaning from mechanical ventilation (MV). Simultaneous PaCO2 and PETCO2 determinations were compared during MV and again during a spontaneous breathing trial just before returning the patient(More)
This is a case report of an asymptomatic, 65-year-old white female who was evaluated for multiple pulmonary nodules. This patient's presentation, clinical course and pathologic specimens are consistent with benign metastasizing leiomyoma. A review of this rare disorder is included in this report with emphasis on past cases, clinical overview and treatment.
The present study was undertaken to determine if beta-agonists delivered by nebulizer provide better clinical responses than MDI therapy in status asthmaticus. We divided 28 hospitalized asthmatic patients into three groups. Group 1 received albuterol by MDI with InspirEase. Group 2 received nebulized albuterol. Group 3 received nebulized metaproterenol.(More)
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the short-term effects of nitroglycerin, nifedipine, and supplemental oxygen on hemodynamics and gas exchange in 11 patients in stable condition with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cor pulmonale. In general, both intravenous nitroglycerin and sublingual nifedipine significantly reduced the pulmonary(More)
Endobronchial lipoma is a slowly growing benign neoplasm of the large bronchi, which, if left untreated, has a significant morbidity and mortality. Endobronchial lipoma is still rare, with only 50 reported cases in the English literature, including the following case. This case illustrates the sequela of main-stem occlusion of the airway due to this tumor(More)
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading cause of death in the world and the sixth most common cause of death in the United States. It is the number one cause of death from infectious diseases in the United States. This article reviews the latest available guidelines from two leading organizations-the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and(More)
anterior descending and the circumflex coronary arteries. The patient was discharged on May 13, 1976 while doing well; however, he returned to die hospital on June 21, 1976, with severe congestive heart failure dial was unresponsive to medical management. On July 20, 1976, cardiac catheterization and left ventriculographic and coronary angiographic studies(More)