M L Petusevsky

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A simple, portable, inexpensive device is described that simulates expiratory flow curves for calibration of spirometers. A 4-L metal cylinder filled with copper mesh is fitted with a precision manometer. The pressure is increased to twice atmospheric and released by explosive decompression through 4 easily interchangeable resistors. The ratio of forced(More)
Chronic pleural effusion occurred in three patients, one of whom also developed acute pericarditis. A fourth patient developed both pleural and pericardial effusions. All patients had been receiving dantrolene sodium for at least two months. The pleural fluid was a sterile exudate with pleural and peripheral blood eosinophilia in all patients. No pulmonary(More)
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