INTRODUCTION There is mounting evidence that injury to one organ causes indirect damage to other organ systems with increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of acid aspiration pneumonitis (AAP) on extrapulmonary organs and to test the hypothesis that these could be due to circulatory depression or hypoxemia. … (More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we compare the effects of high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) with those of lung-protective volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) on cerebral perfusion, tissue oxygenation, and cardiac function with and without acute intracranial hypertension (AICH). METHODS Eight pigs with healthy lungs were studied during VCV with low… (More)
global R&D organizations: an examination of the role of subsidiary mandate and modular product architectures in dispersed R&D organizations.