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OBJECTIVE To evaluate outcomes of patients admitted to an intensive care unit with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and acute respiratory deterioration. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING University-affiliated, tertiary adult ICU. PARTICIPANTS All patients admitted to the ICU between January 1996 and December 2006 with an established… (More)
Medical philately is the study of postage stamps commemorating events and pioneers in the field of medicine. In 1929, Dr Fielding H. Garrison, doyen of medical history, remarked that stamps were a great resource for the medical fraternity, something he hoped that physicians would soon recognise. His prediction has hardly come to fruition in the years since… (More)
— Dynamic domino logic circuits are widely used in modern digital VLSI circuits. These dynamic circuits are often favoured in high performance designs because of the speed advantage offered over static CMOS logic circuits. The main drawbacks of dynamic logic are a lack of design automation, a decreased tolerance to noise and increased power dissipation. In… (More)
We report the case of a 50-year-old woman undergoing elective endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, who developed coma and hemiparesis secondary to severe cerebral artery gas embolism. Despite prompt diagnosis and early hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO(2)) she developed severe cerebral edema and died within 24 h.
BACKGROUND Hyponatremia is one of the most common electrolyte abnormalities encountered in clinical practice and has a significant impact on morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. The optimal management of hyponatremia is still evolving. Over the last decade, vaptans have been increasingly used in clinical practice with promising results. … (More)