L C Clavijo

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BACKGROUND Acute lung injury is a common complication of gram-negative sepsis. Pulmonary hypertension and increased lung vascular permeability are central features of lung injury following experimental bacteremia. Platelet-activating factor is a prominent proinflammatory mediator during bacterial sepsis. Our previous studies have demonstrated that exogenous(More)
In vivo pulmonary arterial catheterization was used to determine the mechanism by which platelet-activating factor (PAF) produces pulmonary edema in rats. PAF induces pulmonary edema by increasing pulmonary microvascular permeability (PMP) without changing the pulmonary pressure gradient. Rats were cannulated for measurement of pulmonary arterial pressure(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to cardiovascular complications such as stroke and myocardial infarction. Previous studies demonstrate that OSA patients show elevated fibrinogen levels and increased platelet aggregation that are reversed with 1 night of nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment (NCPAP). Questioning overall(More)
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