William Pluss

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Noninvasive techniques employing external counting of radiolabeled protein have the potential for measuring pulmonary vascular protein permeability, but their specificity and sensitivity remain unclear. We tested the specificity and sensitivity of a double-radioisotope method by injecting radiolabeled albumin (131I) and erythrocytes (99mTc) into(More)
Pulmonary hemorrhage due to small vessel vasculitis is a well recognized complication of many autoimmune and collagen vascular disorders. The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is a disorder associated with hypercoagulability, thrombocytopenia, and thromboembolic phenomena. Pulmonary manifestations include pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension,(More)
PURPOSE To compare the impact of a library of pulmonary rehabilitation videotapes versus an older videotape and usual care on quality of life and ability to perform activities of daily living in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. METHODS Two hundred fourteen patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, or(More)
We present evidence of resuscitation from prolonged (70-min) cardiac arrest, temporally associated with administration of 8 g intravenous (IV) magnesium sulfate (MgSO4). A patient undergoing liposuction surgery developed bradycardia and a fall in oxygen tension after reversal of general anesthesia with physostigmine. The electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm(More)
Acute epiglottitis is being increasingly encountered in the adult population. While it has many similarities to its pediatric counterpart, the presentation and associated pathogens are distinct. In addition, although the recent literature has suggested that acute epiglottitis in the adult follows a benign course this is not always the case. Here we describe(More)
Previous studies suggest that hypoxia and hypercapnic acidosis exert a renal nerve mediated adverse effect on renal haemodynamic function. We therefore examined the effect of hypoxia and hypercapnic acidosis on renal blood flow and glomerular filtration rate responses to lowering renal perfusion pressure from 125 to 75 mmHg in the anaesthetized dog. To(More)
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