PURPOSE To develop an animal model of diaphragmatic electrical stimulation able to generate an appropriate ventilatory support through the direct implantation of electrodes in the diaphragm (electroventilation). METHODS Six New Zealand female rabbits (2-3 kg) were placed on mechanical ventilation. Then, a laparotomy was performed in order to identify the… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the changes in ventilatory mechanics and hemodynamics that occur in patients dependent on mechanical ventilation who are subjected to a standard respiratory therapy protocol. METHODS This experimental and prospective study was performed in two intensive care units, in which patients dependent on mechanical ventilation for more than… (More)
A case of a 41 year-old-woman with a long history of back pain and bilateral plantar ulcer due to spondylolisthesis is reported. Symptomatology was solved by decompression followed by spinal fusion. Brief comments are presented on clinical aspects and surgical treatment.