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OBJECTIVES To assess the success rate of pressure support ventilation (PSV) in acute lung injury patients undergoing continuous positive pressure ventilation (CPPV), to study physiologic changes after the transition from CPPV to PSV, and to investigate differences between patients who succeed and patients who fail PSV according to predetermined criteria. (More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of peritoneal cold nebulization of ropivacaine on pain control after gynecologic laparoscopy. DESIGN Evidence obtained from a properly designed, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING Tertiary care center. PATIENTS One hundred thirty-five women with(More)
We present a phenotype-genotype correlation analysis in 12 patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) carrying the mutation R334W in the CFTR gene. The clinical data obtained for this group were compared with the clinical data of deltaF508/deltaF508 patients. Current age and age at diagnosis were significantly higher in the R334W mutation group (p=0.028 and(More)
BACKGROUND Subcutaneous recombinant human erythropoietin seems to be more effective than intravenous administration. Local pain, however, may diminish patient compliance with the subcutaneous route. Recently continuous intravenous intradialysis administration of rHuEpo has been reported to be more efficacious in stimulating erythropoiesis than the usual(More)
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