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BACKGROUND Protective lung ventilation is recommended in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to minimize additional injuries to the lung. However, hypercapnic acidosis resulting from ventilation at lower tidal volume enhances pulmonary hypertension and might induce right ventricular (RV) failure. We investigated if extracorporeal(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize the effects of BM-573 [N-terbutyl-N'-[2-(4'-methylphenylamino)-5-nitro-benzenesulfonyl] urea], a novel dual thromboxane A2 receptor antagonist and thromboxane synthase inhibitor, on myocardial infarction induced by topical ferric chloride (FeCl3) application to the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery in(More)
BACKGROUND Stentless aortic bioprostheses were designed to provide enhanced hemodynamic performance and potentially greater longevity. The present report describes the outcomes of patients with the Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis followed for ≤18 years. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 1993 and 2011, 430 patients underwent primary aortic valve replacement(More)
AIMS To assess risk factors for early and late outcome after concurrent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS AND RESULTS Records of all 311 consecutive patients having concurrent CEA and CABG from 1989 to 2002 were reviewed, and follow-up obtained (100% complete). In the group (mean age 67 years; 74% males), 62%(More)
AIM To report the experience of the CHU Sart Tilman, University of Liege, Belgium, in the management of appendiceal carinoid tumor. METHODS A retrospective review of 1237 appendectomies performed in one single centre from January 2000 to May 2004, was undertaken. Analysis of demographic data, clinical presentation, histopathology, operative reports and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of BM-573 [N-terbutyl-N'-[2-(4'-methylphenylamino)-5-nitro-benzenesulfonyl]urea], a dual thromboxane A2 synthase inhibitor and receptor antagonist, on the hemodynamic response to acute pulmonary embolism. Six anesthetized pigs were infused with placebo (placebo group) and compared with six other pigs(More)
We studied the effects on pulmonary hemodynamics of U-46619, a thromboxane A2 (TXA2) agonist, before and after administration of a novel TXA2 receptor antagonist and synthase inhibitor (BM-573). Six anesthetized pigs (Ago group) received 6 consecutive injections of U-46619 at 30-min interval and were compared with six anesthetized pigs (Anta group) which(More)
The present study was undertaken to characterize the antiplatelet and antithrombotic effects of BM-573 [N-tert-butyl-N'-[2-(4'-methylphenylamino)-5-nitrobenzenesulfonyl]urea], an original combined thromboxane receptor antagonist and thromboxane synthase inhibitor in rats, and to determine its effects on mice bleeding time. Intraperitoneal injection of a(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess baroreflex intervention during increase in left ventricular afterload, we compared the effects of aortic banding on the intact cardiovascular system and under hexamethonium infusion. METHODS Six open-chest pigs, instrumented for measurement of aortic pressure and flow, left ventricular pressure and volume, were studied under(More)
Thromboxane A2 is considered to be partially responsible for the increase in pulmonary vascular resistance observed after endotoxin administration and to participate in proinflammatory reactions. The effects of a novel dual TXA2 synthase inhibitor and TXA2 receptor antagonist (BM-573) on pulmonary hemodynamics were investigated in endotoxic shock. 30 mins(More)