Marco C. Bernasconi

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Fourteen consecutive ARDS patients were examined within 24 h from the onset of mechanical ventilation to determine respiratory resistance (Rrs) and compliance (Cstrs), and to assess the influence of "intrinsic" positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEPi) on the measurement of Cstrs. Flow, pressure, and changes in lung volume were measured with the transducers(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the impact of the intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEPi) on pulmonary gas exchange in mechanically-ventilated patients, by comparing the effects of similar levels (0.8-0.9 kPa) of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and PEEPi. Ten patients with acute respiratory failure, without chronic airway disease, were(More)
There are no data available combining transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) of mediastinal lymph nodes and positron emission tomography (PET) in the staging of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of the current study was to determine if these two methods can enhance the negative predictive value of the individual modality alone, for a specific(More)
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