Katy M Unger

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Nine sedentary men 21 to 35 yr of age took part in a physical conditioning program involving regular aerobic exercise over a period of 6 to 8 wk. There was significant improvement in indexes of cardiorespiratory fitness. Ventilatory and mouth occlusion pressure responses to CO2 at rest and during threadmill exercise was measured before and after training.(More)
After administration of monocrotaline to dogs to produce noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, one-half of the animals (controls) were treated with intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPV), and one-half with that ventilation plus the addition of 10 cm H2O of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). After 6 h, the animals treated with PEEP demonstrated(More)
Fourteen patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome were admitted to the medical intensive care unit and received bedside heart catheterization with the use of a balloon-tipped, flow directed catheter. Four of the 14 (29 percent) were found to have left ventricular failure (LVF), defined as a pulmonary artery wedge pressure greater than 12 mm Hg.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Several recent studies revealed an accumulation of ceramide in bronchial, tracheal and intestinal epithelial cells of mice and patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Normalization of ceramide concentrations in lungs of CF mice employing the functional acid sphingomyelinase inhibitor amitriptyline also normalized mucociliary clearance, chronic(More)
Flow cytometry allows rapid and accurate analysis of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) content of a large number of cells. In solid tumors, the presence of aneuploidy has been shown to correlate wall with the presence of neoplastic cells. Both cytologic examination and DNA analysis by flow cytometry were performed on pleural effusions from 33 patients.(More)
A malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) arising in the lungs of a 51-year-old man was studied by light and electron microscopy. Features observed were identical to those of MFHs which occur in the skin and subcutaneous tissue and less commonly in other deep locations. By light microscopy, a storiform pattern with admixture of fibroblasts and histiocytes, as(More)
Among 28 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with increasing dyspnea, the resting mean pulmonary arterial wedge pressure was elevated (greater than 12mm Hg) in 4 and became abnormal with exercise in 3 other subjects. Stroke volume index was reduced (less than 36 ml/beat/M2) in 16 of 26 patients (62 percent). The resting pre-ejection(More)
Thirty firemen were studied with pulmonary function tests immediately after a severe smoke exposure and then one and a half and 18 months later in order to evaluate acute and chronic changes in their spirometry. The results were compared with predicted values and with those from a group of closely matched control subjects. We found no significant(More)
Among 27 patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive lung disease, 22 had anatomic intrapulmonary shunting greater than that seen in normal subjects. The shunted blood passed through enlarged pulmonary vessels, as demonstrated with particles 10-90 microns in diameter. The shunt magnitude was correlated with the decrement in lung diffusing capacity.(More)
Thoracic computed tomography (CT) was performed on 19 ICU patients to define chest abnormalities not clearly seen on conventional portable chest radiographs. In five (26%) of these cases, the CT demonstrated new findings that substantially altered the patient's course including malpositioned thoracostomy tubes, loculated pleural fluid, unsuspected(More)