Woody V Kageler

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The respiratory care profession is over 60 years old. Throughout its short history, change and innovation have been the terms that best describe the development of the profession. The respiratory therapist (RT) of today barely resembles the clinicians of 60 years ago, and the future role of the RT is clearly open to debate. Medicine is continually changing,(More)
The American Association for Respiratory Care has established a task force to identify potential new roles and responsibilities of respiratory therapists (RTs) in 2015 and beyond. The first task force conference confirmed that the healthcare system in the United States is on the verge of dramatic change, driven by the need to decrease costs and improve(More)
We measured the regional distribution of pulmonary extravascular water to test our prediction that, because of higher vascular hydrostatic pressure in more dependent zones, the bottom of the lung would tend to be wetter than the top. We injected eight normal sheep under halothane anesthesia with 125I-labeled albumin and killed them 5 min later. We suspended(More)
Investigators have proposed that fibrinogen, fibrin, or their degradation products are essential for the increased lung vascular permeability to fluid and protein that may occur after microemboli. To test this hypothesis, we used 20 anesthetized ventilated sheep in which we measured lung lymph flow, pulmonary artery and left atrial pressures, thermodilution(More)
Unilateral hyphema, hematuria, and ecchymoses developed in a previously healthy 42-year-old women after the ingestion of aspirin and ethanol. There was no evidence for ocular trauma, disease, or vascular malformation by slit-lamp examination and gonioscopy. Platelet count and coagulation tests were normal. The patient's bleeding time was prolonged and there(More)
The American Association for Respiratory Care established a task force in late 2007 to identify likely new roles and responsibilities of respiratory therapists (RTs) in the year 2015 and beyond. A series of 3 conferences was held between 2008 and 2010. The first task force conference affirmed that the healthcare system is in the process of dramatic change,(More)
Embolic occlusion of lower extremity arteries caused by hyperthyroidism-induced atrial fibrillation occurs rarely. Severe end organ damage may be prevented by aggressive medical and surgical intervention. Subtle signs of hyperthyroidism should be sought when arterial occlusion and atrial dysrhythmia are discovered. About 25% of thyrotoxic patients have(More)
To test whether platelets are necessary for the increased vascular permeability associated with microemboli, we used 16 anesthetized sheep in which we measured lung lymph flow, pulmonary arterial and left atrial pressures, thermodilution cardiac output, and lymph/plasma protein concentration. Injecting glass bead microemboli (200 micrometers diam) until(More)