Thomas Barbry

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Intrinsic muscle abnormalities affecting skeletal muscle are often reported during chronic heart failure (CHF). Because myosin is the molecular motor of force generation, we sought to determine whether its dysfunction contributes to skeletal muscle weakness in CHF and, if so, to identify the underlying causative factors. Severe CHF was induced in rats by(More)
BACKGROUND Lung ultrasound can be used at bedside to assess initial lung morphology in hypoxemic patients. We hypothesized that blood flow in consolidated lung and therefore effects of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) and intravenous almitrine could be directly assessed using Doppler transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). METHODS We conducted a prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Although many physiological and pathological conditions affect minimal alveolar concentration (MAC), there are no reliable data on the MAC for halogenated anaesthetics during left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and congestive heart failure (CHF). The aim of this experimental study was to determine the MAC values of halothane, isoflurane, and(More)
PURPOSE Normally, the aortic arch and the descending aorta are not visible using transthoracic ultrasonography. We hypothesize that lung consolidation of upper and lower lobes, by opening an acoustic window, may allow the ultrasound examination of the thoracic aorta. METHODS During a 2-month period, 18 consecutive patients hospitalized in the intensive(More)
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