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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)
Research suggests that the medial dorsal nucleus (MD) of the thalamus influences pyramidal cell development in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in an activity-dependent manner. The MD is reciprocally connected to the PFC. Many psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, affect the PFC, and one of the most consistent findings in schizophrenia is a decrease in(More)
BACKGROUND The regulatory function of the endothelium is altered in hypercholesterolemia, and the subsequent endothelial dysfunction plays a central role in the development of atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVE To determine whether endothelial function in hypercholesterolemic patients is affected by replacing a saturated fat-enriched diet with a low-fat,(More)
BACKGROUND The role of venous blood gases as an alternative to arterial blood gases in patients with severe acute heart failure has not been established. OBJECTIVE To assess the correlation between arterial and peripheral venous blood gases together with pulse-oximetry (SpO2), as well as to estimate arterial values from venous samples in the first hours(More)
Control cultures were taken at laporatomy of the stomach or stomach remnant, jejunum, and ileum of 26 adult dogs, 8 of which had had gastric surgery 1 yr earlier. Two wk after the control cultures were taken, 17 of the 26 dogs, including all 8 which had had prior surgery, were treated with anthelmintics, niclosamide, dichlorophene, methylbenzene, and(More)
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