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BACKGROUND In patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome, massive alveolar collapse and cyclic lung reopening and overdistention during mechanical ventilation may perpetuate alveolar injury. We determined whether a ventilatory strategy designed to minimize such lung injuries could reduce not only pulmonary complications but also mortality at 28(More)
Alveolar overdistention and cyclic reopening of collapsed alveoli have been implicated in the lung damage found in animals submitted to artificial ventilation. To test whether these phenomena are impairing the recovery of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) submitted to conventional mechanical ventilation (MV), we evaluated the impact(More)
Data from 64 patients who underwent surgical resection of lung adenocarcinomas were studied to identify clinicopathologic markers that might provide prognostic information on the clinical behavior of this neoplasia Patient staging was performed in accordance with the tumor-node-metastasis system as follows: Stage I (n = 29), Stage II (n = 11), Stage IIIA (n(More)
To identify the impact of multiple symptoms and their co-occurrence on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) dimensions and performance status (PS), 115 outpatients with cancer, who were not receiving active cancer treatment and were recruited from a university hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil completed the European Organization for Research and Treatment of(More)
Niemann-Pick disease is a rare inherited autosomal recessive disorder, currently classified into six subtypes and characterized by the intracellular accumulation of sphingomyelin in the liver, spleen, lungs, bone marrow or brain. The main pulmonary abnormalities described in high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the chest consist of thickening of(More)
The biologic behavior of tumoral cells plays a significant role in the progression of the neoplasia, because 30 to 35% of patients with Stage I squamous cell carcinoma relapse. The present study was designed to determine whether age, pathologic parameters, DNA ploidy, and a cell proliferation index (the area of nucleolar organizer regions, AgNOR), could be(More)
The relationship between cancer and coagulopathy was suggested by Trousseau nearly 150 years ago. Later, it became more evident that oncologic patients are at a higher risk of experiencing thromboembolic events. This can be due to activation of the coagulation system either by neoplastic cells or by prescribed therapies (chemotherapy or surgical(More)
The associated use of permissive hypercapnia (PHY) and high PEEP levels (PEEP(IDEAL)) has been recently indicated as part of a lung-protective-approach (LPA) in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, the net hemodynamic effect produced by this association is not known. We analyzed the temporal hemodynamic effects of this combined strategy in(More)
Heterogeneity of hyaluronidase (HYAL) expression has been identified in tumors and shows promise as an indicator of disease progression. The expression profile of alternatively spliced forms of HYAL was evaluated in tumors and normal lung tissue from 69 resected tumors of patients with adenocarcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. HYAL1-wild-type (wt) and(More)
PURPOSE Recently, several matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have shown promise as prognosticators in non-small cell lung cancer. In this study, we sought to validate the importance of MMP-9 and to study the relationships between MMP-9 and several other tumor or stromal markers. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We examined MMP-9 and several other markers in tumor(More)