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The impact of depressed neonatal cerebral oxidative phosphorylation for diagnosing the severity of perinatal asphyxia was estimated by correlating the concentrations of phosphocreatine (PCr) and ATP as determined by magnetic resonance spectroscopy with the degree of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in 23 asphyxiated term neonates. Ten healthy(More)
The present study was performed to analyse the pharmacokinetics of levofloxacin during continuous veno-venous haemofiltration (CVVH) with a high-flux polyamide membrane. Twelve patients received 500 mg levofloxacin intravenously. The mean levofloxacin concentration peak was 1.9 +/- 1.0 mg/L. The elimination half-life, haemofiltration clearance and total(More)
BACKGROUND Spontaneous whole lung torsion is an absolut rarity and most cases occur after previous surgery. CASE PRESENTATION We present the case of a spontaneous whole-lung torsion in a 82-year old man. The patient was referred to our thoracic surgery department from the emergency department of a referring hospital with rapidly progressive dyspnea.(More)
UNLABELLED Hemofiltration is often used during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for water removal. In a prospective random study 11 patients undergoing elective coronary artery surgery with hemofiltration during CPB were observed and compared to 11 patients without filtration. The quantitative and qualitative aspects of blood before and after filtration while(More)
Five horses with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were treated with 0.11 (0.01) mg/kg bodyweight of montelukast, a cysteinyl leukotriene receptor antagonist, once a day for 26 days. The horses were evaluated clinically and endoscopically and subjected to arterial blood gas analysis and lung function tests before and after the(More)
BACKGROUND The potentially harmful effects of normothermia on neurological outcome during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are controversial. METHODS In this study, we compared the early and late release patterns of S-100beta, a marker of cerebral injury, after normothermic and moderately hypothermic CPB. Forty-eight patients undergoing coronary artery bypass(More)