Rogelio Aguirre Rivera

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OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency of complications of endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Pediatric tertiary multidisciplinary ICU. PATIENTS Eight hundred sixty-nine serial patients, of whom 500 were endotracheally intubated and 431 were mechanically ventilated. INTERVENTIONS Daily clinical(More)
There are many unproven methods of ventilation and oxygenation that have been used in children dying from respiratory failure, including extracorporeal devices and high frequency ventilation. However, no objective predictors of death have been developed that enable clinicians to decide when it is reasonable to use these therapies in children over one month(More)
The cardiovascular and haematological effects of purified prothrombin activator derived from the venom of the Australian Common Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) were studied in anaesthetised, mechanically ventilated dogs. Severe depression of systemic blood pressure and cardiac output and a rise in central venous pressure were observed. Thrombocytopenia,(More)