Paul J. Warshawsky

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Because patients who fail a trial of weaning from mechanical ventilation experience a marked increase in respiratory load, we hypothesized that these patients develop diaphragmatic fatigue. Accordingly, we measured twitch transdiaphragmatic pressure using phrenic nerve stimulation in 11 weaning failure and 8 weaning success patients. Measurements were made(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of data on patient outcomes following in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) on the Internal Medicine clinical teaching unit (CTU). Accurate outcome data enhances discussions between patients, surrogates, and physicians, and assists in their management. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of consecutive "Code Blue"(More)
Non-variceal upper-gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB) refractory to therapeutic endoscopy is a challenging situation. The following details a novel use for the Sengstaken-Blakemore tube in a case of severe ulcerative esophagitis after failure of conventional medical and endoscopic treatment. A 77-year-old man with a history of peptic ulcer disease developed(More)
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