• Medicine
  • Published in Southern medical journal 1979

Drowning and near-drowning: current concepts and neutrophil function studies.

@article{Gauto1979DrowningAN,
  title={Drowning and near-drowning: current concepts and neutrophil function studies.},
  author={Anibal Gauto and James A. Majeski and J. Wesley Alexander},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1979},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={
          690-2
        }
}
A near-drowning by a young man in an indoor pool is reported, and the current concepts of therapy are discussed. Laboratory studies of the patient's neutrophil function and chemotactic response were performed on the day of admission and on hospital days 2 and 4. Neutrophil function and chemotaxis were equal to control values, indicating no effect of near-drowning on these aspects of the host immune system. Hospital admission and supportive therapy including intubation, positive end-expiratory… CONTINUE READING

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