Megan A Wolff

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To further delineate indications for noninvasive pressure support ventilation (NIPSV), we proposed this noninvasive technique as an alternative to endotracheal intubation in 17 consecutive patients with acute respiratory failure from various causes. Eight patients (47 percent) were successfully ventilated with NIPSV, while in 9 (53 percent), NIPSV failed.(More)
Classically, duration of infusion was thought to increase the rate of contamination by catheters. The results of this study show that this is not true and that, to the contrary, there is a definite difference in contamination rates between the basilic and the jugular and subclavian veins. The advantage of the basilic way which exists whatever the pathologic(More)
Enterobacter meningitis is an uncommon form of meningitis whose treatment poses a therapeutic dilemma because of the development of resistance to the third-generation cephalosporins while the patient receives therapy. In recent years, we have been using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ) as treatment for this infection. In this report, we reviewed 13(More)
We report the first case of myocardial abscess directly related to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTCA). Infectious complications of PTCA are very rare and limited to a few cases of groin infection and septic endarteritis most often after repeated procedures. In our patient, a problematic and repeated procedure probably led to a direct colonization(More)
Outer membrane (OM) cytochromes OmcA (SO1779) and MtrC (SO1778) are the integral components of electron transfer used by Shewanella oneidensis for anaerobic respiration of metal (hydr)oxides. Here the OmcA-MtrC interaction was identified in vivo using a novel hydrophobic chemical cross-linker (MRN) combined with immunoprecipitation techniques. In addition,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of high-dose almitrine infusion on gas exchange and right ventricular function in patients with severe hypoxemia related to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Medicosurgical intensive care department (ten beds). PATIENTS Nine patients with ARDS and severe hypoxemia (PaO2/FIO2(More)