Michael A Grippi

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RATIONALE In November 2005, the American Thoracic and European Respiratory Societies jointly published a statement proposing a new interpretation scheme for pulmonary function tests. The practical effect of adoption of these new guidelines has not yet been studied. The purpose of the current study was to address the effects of the new interpretation(More)
Adaptation to the reflex effects of sustained changes in lung volume on inspiratory duration (TI), expiratory duration (TE), and the phrenic neurogram was examined. Test inflations in gallamine-paralyzed dogs anesthetized with pentobarbital sodium were made during a 6-min trial while the animal was not ventilated: 2 min at functional residual capacity(More)
Rounded atelectasis, a rare, benign mass lesion, is most often seen in association with asbestos-related pleural changes. Often a presumptive diagnosis can be made on the basis of characteristic CT and chest radiographic findings. However, not infrequently radiographic imaging fails to differentiate rounded atelectasis from primary bronchogenic carcinoma, a(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether factors associated with impaired pulmonary function were predictive of postoperative extubation outcome (extubation according to protocol or delayed extubation) in a sample of patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. Forty-seven patients were assessed before surgery and after postoperative extubation(More)