Sofia Lagudis

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The effect of dobutamine on carotid and brachial arteries compliance and the association of L-arginine as a potential nitric oxide pathway restorer were evaluated in patients with heart failure. Twenty-seven outpatients participated. Drugs used for the treatment of heart failure were withheld at least 24 hours before the study. The carotid and brachial(More)
Sir: Some 300±500 million new cases of malaria arise every year in the world, resulting in 1.5±2.7 million deaths [1]. Plasmodium falciparum infections account for the majority of severe cases, characterized by coma, arterial hypotension, pulmonary edema, metabolic acidosis and more than 5% parasitized red blood cells on admission. Shock has been considered(More)
BACKGROUND Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is commonly used to increase oxygen transport in patients with sepsis. However it does not consistently increase oxygen uptake at either the whole-body level, as calculated by the Fick method, or within individual organs, as assessed by gastric intra-mucosal pH. AIM This study evaluates the hemodynamic and(More)
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