Miraida Leon

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Recent reports have shown that oxygen delivery (Do2) and oxygen uptake (Vo2) could be related to outcome of critically ill patients. In this study, we examined measurements of cardiac output, oxygen-derived variables, and blood lactate levels in 48 patients with documented septic shock. There were 27 survivors and 21 nonsurvivors from the shock episode. For(More)
Recent reports have shown that venous hypercarbia, resulting in a widening of the veno-arterial difference in PCO2 (dPCO2), is related to systemic hypoperfusion in various forms of low-flow state. Although septic shock usually is a hyperdynamic state, other factors can influence the CO2 production and elimination, and thus dPCO2 in septic shock This study(More)
The relationship between cardiac and vascular abnormalities was studied in 68 patients with established septic shock. At time of hemodynamic evaluation, after initial resuscitation, there was no significant difference in arterial pressure, pulmonary artery pressure, cardiac filling pressures, and cardiac index between the 38 survivors of shock and the 30(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify the functional venous outflow obstruction with different location and extent of obstruction attributed to previous deep vein thrombosis. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Vascular Laboratory, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, England. PATIENTS Two groups: group 1, 25 case patients and 9 control subjects, and group 2, 45(More)
Since the advent of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), subsequent cognitive and neuropsychiatric effects of this procedure have become well-chronicled. Yet, thermolitic lesion of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is still a valid option when DBS cannot be applied, and little has been published regarding its impact on(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and severity of popliteal vein compression by full knee extension in the normal population. The popliteal veins in 100 healthy volunteers (200 limbs) with no history of previous deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or venous obstruction were examined using duplex scanning with the knee slightly flexed and then(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the hemodynamic effects of the addition of small bolus doses of the phosphodiesterase inhibitor enoximone to adrenergic therapy in patients with severe heart failure. DESIGN Open label, prospective study. SETTING Multidisciplinary department of intensive care in a university academic hospital. PATIENTS Twelve surgical patients(More)
Resting skin blood flow (RF) and the venoarteriolar response (VAR = the vasoconstrictor response on standing) have been studied in 100 patients with diabetic neuropathy, in 100 diabetics without neuropathy, and in 100 normal subjects by laser Doppler flowmetry. Capillary filtration was also studied with strain gauge plethysmography. The authors followed up(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify the distribution of venous reflux in patients with different patterns of reflux with each class. METHODS Color-flow duplex imaging was used to evaluate the entire venous system from groin to ankle in 465 patients (594 limbs) belonging to different clinical CVI classes (0, 1, 2, and 3). A history of(More)
PURPOSE Venous ulceration in the leg has been predominantly associated with deep venous insufficiency, although a few reports have implicated the superficial veins. The aim of this study was to identify the distribution of valvular incompetence in patients with active leg ulceration. PATIENTS AND METHODS Color flow duplex imaging (CFDI) ultrasonography(More)