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A case of diaphragmatic flutter following status asthmaticus is presented. The initial symptom was tachypnea resembling hyperventilation syndrome. When spontaneous ventilation was completely suppressed for 15 minutes with intravenous administration of pethidine, levels of arterial blood gases were not much deviated from normal limits, because of possible(More)
We discuss three cases of diaphragmatic flutter in patients with extreme polypnea and symptoms of respiratory alkalosis. Initially, the diagnosis for each case was HVS. However, analysis of the respiratory pattern during attacks revealed two frequencies. A fast respiratory rhythm (230 to 250 breaths per minute) was superimposed on a slow rhythm (15 to 30(More)
The patient was a 67-year-old male. A diagnosis of sarcoidosis was made both by transbronchial lung biopsy and by scalene node biopsy. The findings of his chest roentgenogram were categorized as the group II. There were no symptoms during follow-up period of one year at the out-patient clinic with no medication. The chest X-ray findings of the patient were(More)
Cardiovascular deconditioning (CD) has been reported to occur in weightlessness, bed rest, and head-out water immersion. An expanded intrathoracic blood volume results, at least initially, in all these diverse conditions. Subjects in hyperbaric environments exhibit cephalad redistribution of blood volume, which also occurs in weightlessness, bed rest, and(More)
A 22-year-old female patient presenting complete atrioventricular block and giant P waves in electrocardiogram had anomalous pulmonary venous drainage from the entire left lung. There was normal drainage from the right lung and no associated atrial septal defect or other intracardiac abnormalities. After a permanent pacemaker was implanted, she manifested(More)
The effects of two different combination chemotherapies, i.e. cyclophosphamide (CPM) + vincristine (VCR) + methotrexate (MTX) and ACNU + VCR, with or without radiotherapy, were studied in twenty patients with untreated small cell carcinoma of the lung. Respective response rates were 66.7% for CVM and 50% for AV. Median survival time was 51 weeks for CVM and(More)