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BACKGROUND Asthma is a common disease in children and often develops early in life. This multicentre retrospective case series describe the use and effectiveness of sevoflurane inhalation therapy in a series of children with severe asthma in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS Seven children ranging from 4 to 13 yr of age admitted to the(More)
In this study, we examined the benefits of inhalational nitric oxide (NO) in combination with surfactant therapy on blood gases in an animal model of acute respiratory failure.Methods: Adult New Zealand rabbits were anesthetized, tracheotomized, paralysed, ventilated, and respiratory insufficiency was induced by repeated whole-lung lavage. A new prototype(More)
'Acute respiratory distress syndrome' (ARDS) developed as a serious complication of an infection with the influenza virus A (H1N1) ('swine flu') in 3 children: a 15-year-old girl, a 6-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl. The latter two patients also suffered from septic shock. Intensive ICU treatment, including mechanical ventilation, did not lead to(More)
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