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Purinergic and Cholinergic Drugs Mediate Hyperventilation in Zebrafish: Evidence from a Novel Chemical Screen
by Saman Rahbar, Wen Pan, Michael G. Jonz A rapid test to identify drugs that affect autonomic responses to hypoxia holds therapeutic and ecologic value. The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a convenient animal model for investigating peripheral O2 chemoreceptors and respiratory reflexes in vertebrates; however, the neurotransmitters and receptors involved in this process are not adequately defined. The goals of the present study were to demonstrate purinergic and cholinergic control of the hyperventilatory response to hypoxia in zebrafish, and to develop a procedure for screening of neurochemicals that affect respiration. Zebr...
Source: PLoS One - April 21, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Saman Rahbar Source Type: research

Diphtheria: it is still prevalent!!!
Diphtheria is a respiratory infectious disease of childhood. It is a fatal disease and may cause complications if not recognised early and treated properly. Despite availability of effective vaccination it continues to be reported from many parts of the world particularly developing countries. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 21, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Avani Jain, Sunil Samdani, Vinod Meena, Man Prakash Sharma Source Type: research

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: the added value of cytology.
We report the case of a 2 year-old boy hospitalized into the emergency room for influenza pneumonia infection. The evolution was marked by a respiratory distress syndrome, a severe hemolytic anemia, associated with thrombocytopenia and kidney failure. First, a diagnosis of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) has been judiciously suggested due to the classical triad: kidney failure, hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia. But, strikingly, blood smears do not exhibit schizocytes, but instead ghosts and hemighosts, some characteristic features of a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Our hypothesis has been confirmed by ...
Source: Annales de Biologie Clinique - April 21, 2016 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Roelens M, Dossier C, Fenneteau O, Couque N, Da Costa L Tags: Ann Biol Clin (Paris) Source Type: research

Pharyngeal collapsibility during sleep is elevated in insulin-resistant females with morbid obesity.
Abstract Insulin resistance is associated with sleep apnoea, leading us to hypothesise that it is also associated with elevations in pharyngeal collapsibility, even in the absence of sleep apnoea.90 bariatric patients were characterised for sleep apnoea, pharyngeal collapsibility and insulin resistance. Patients with a respiratory disturbance index (RDI) >10 events·h(-1), diabetes mellitus, tonsillar hypertrophy and pulmonary disease were excluded. The remaining 14 females underwent collapsibility measurements (passive critical pressure, ITALIC! Pcritp ) during non-rapid eye movement sleep. The homeostasis mo...
Source: Respiratory Care - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Llanos OL, Galiatsatos P, Guzmán-Vélez E, Patil SP, Smith PL, Magnuson T, Schweitzer M, Steele K, Polotsky VY, Schwartz AR Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Multilobar bilateral and unilateral chest radiograph involvement: implications for prognosis in hospitalised community-acquired pneumonia.
PMID: 27103390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Liapikou A, Cillóniz C, Gabarrús A, Amaro R, De la Bellacasa JP, Mensa J, Sánchez M, Niederman M, Torres A Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Prognostic assessment in COPD without lung function: the B-AE-D indices.
a C, Esteban C, Soler-Cataluña JJ, de Torres JP, Miravitlles M, Celli BR, Tamm M, Stolz D Abstract Several composite markers have been proposed for risk assessment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, choice of parameters and score complexity restrict clinical applicability. Our aim was to provide and validate a simplified COPD risk index independent of lung function.The PROMISE study (n=530) was used to develop a novel prognostic index. Index performance was assessed regarding 2-year COPD-related mortality and all-cause mortality. External validity was tested in stable and exacerbated COPD pa...
Source: Respiratory Care - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Boeck L, Soriano JB, Brusse-Keizer M, Blasi F, Kostikas K, Boersma W, Milenkovic B, Louis R, Lacoma A, Djamin R, Aerts J, Torres A, Rohde G, Welte T, Martinez-Camblor P, Rakic J, Scherr A, Koller M, van der Palen J, Marin JM, Alfageme I, Almagro P, Casano Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Insulin resistance modifies the association between obesity and current asthma in adults.
Abstract Insulin resistance potentiates the association between obesity and childhood asthma, but this relationship appears inconsistent in relatively small studies of adults. We investigated effect modification in adults using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2012, a large, nationally representative database.Insulin resistance and a history of physician-diagnosed current asthma were obtained from 12 421 adults, ages 18-85 years. We used logistic regression to determine associations between obesity and current asthma, adjusting for age, sex, race/ethnicity, poverty income ratio and smok...
Source: Respiratory Care - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Cardet JC, Ash S, Kusa T, Camargo CA, Israel E Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Characterisation of patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features.
Abstract Patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) may have features of connective tissue disease (CTD), but lack findings diagnostic of a specific CTD. A recent European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society research statement proposed criteria for patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF).We applied IPAF criteria to patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia and undifferentiated CTD-ILD (UCTD). We then characterised the clinical, serological and morphological features of the IPAF cohort, compared outcomes to other ILD cohorts and validated individual IPAF domains using ...
Source: Respiratory Care - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Oldham JM, Adegunsoye A, Valenzi E, Lee C, Witt L, Chen L, Husain AN, Montner S, Chung JH, Cottin V, Fischer A, Noth I, Vij R, Strek ME Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Should lymphangioleiomyomatosis patients be permitted to donate blood?
PMID: 27103385 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Eder AF, Ryu JH, Moss J Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Beryllium-induced lung disease exhibits expression profiles similar to sarcoidosis.
Abstract A subset of beryllium-exposed workers develop beryllium sensitisation (BeS) which precedes chronic beryllium disease (CBD). We conducted an in-depth analysis of differentially expressed candidate genes in CBD.We performed Affymetrix GeneChip 1.0 ST array analysis on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 10 CBD, 10 BeS and 10 beryllium-exposed, nondiseased controls stimulated with BeSO4or medium. The differentially expressed genes were validated by high-throughput real-time PCR in this group and in an additional group of cases and nonexposed controls. The functional roles of the top candidate gene...
Source: Respiratory Care - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Li L, Silveira LJ, Hamzeh N, Gillespie M, Mroz PM, Mayer AS, Fingerlin TE, Maier LA Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Unfavourable effects of medically indicated oral anticoagulants on survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Abstract Procoagulant and antifibrinolytic activity has been associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF); however, investigation of anticoagulant therapy in IPF has suggested deleterious effects. This ITALIC! post hocanalysis evaluated the effect of medically indicated anticoagulation on mortality and other clinical outcomes in IPF.Patients randomised to placebo (n=624) from three controlled trials in IPF were analysed by oral anticoagulant use. End-points included all-cause and IPF-related mortality, disease progression, hospitalisation, and adverse events, over 1 year.At baseline, 32 (5.1%) patients ran...
Source: Respiratory Care - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kreuter M, Wijsenbeek MS, Vasakova M, Spagnolo P, Kolb M, Costabel U, Weycker D, Kirchgaessler KU, Maher TM Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

CD133+ cells in pulmonary arterial hypertension.
In conclusion, circulating CD133(+)progenitor cells are elevated in PAH and consist of phenotypically different subpopulations that may be up- or downregulated. This may explain the inconsistent results in the literature. CD133(+)type 2 pneumocytes in the lung tissue are not associated with circulating CD133(+)mononuclear cells. PMID: 27103380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Foris V, Kovacs G, Marsh LM, Bálint Z, Tötsch M, Avian A, Douschan P, Ghanim B, Klepetko W, Olschewski A, Olschewski H Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Influenza activity in Kenya, 2007-2013: timing, association with climatic factors, and implications for vaccination campaigns.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study broadens understanding of the relationships between seasonal influenza activity and meteorological factors in the Kenyan context. While rainfall is frequently thought to be associated with influenza circulation in the tropics, the present findings suggest low humidity is more important in Kenya. If annual vaccination were a component of a vaccination strategy in Kenya, the months of April to June are proposed as optimal for associated campaigns. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 27100128 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Emukule GO, Mott JA, Spreeuwenberg P, Viboud C, Commanday A, Muthoka P, Munywoki PK, Nokes DJ, van der Velden K, Paget JW Tags: Influenza Other Respir Viruses Source Type: research

Risk factors associated with provoked pulmonary embolism.
Conclusions: Protein S activity and presence of infection were important factors associated with provoked PE. We should pay attention to the presence of infection in patients with provoked PE. PMID: 27097772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine - April 21, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gjonbrataj E, Kim JN, Gjonbrataj J, Jung HI, Kim HJ, Choi WI Tags: Korean J Intern Med Source Type: research

Acute impact of tobacco versus electronic cigarette smoking on oxidative stress and vascular function.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study demonstrates that both cigarettes have unfavorable effects on markers of oxidative stress and FMD after single use, although E-cigarette appeared to have a lesser impact. Future studies are warranted to clarify the chronic vascular effects of E-cigarette smoking. PMID: 27108682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Chest)
Source: Chest - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Carnevale R, Sciarretta S, Violi F, Nocella C, Loffredo L, Perri L, Peruzzi M, Marullo AG, De Falco E, Chimenti I, Valenti V, Biondi-Zoccai G, Frati G Tags: Chest Source Type: research

Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm Ruptured Into Bronchus in a Patient With Behçet's Disease.
PMID: 27114287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - April 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Cengiz Seyhan E, Zeki Gunluoglu M, Erol C Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research

Disseminated Cryptococcal Infection Resulting in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) as the Initial Clinical Presentation of AIDS.
Authors: Orsini J, Blaak C, Tam E, Rajayer S, Morante J Abstract Cryptococcosis is a cosmopolitan but rare opportunistic mycosis which is usually caused by Cryptococcus neoformans. Although the most common and worrisome disease manifestation is meningoencephalitis, pulmonary cryptococcosis has the potential to be lethal. The diagnosis of cryptococcal pneumonia is challenging, given its non-specific clinical and radiographic features. Respiratory failure leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome as a consequence of cryptococcal disease has been infrequently addressed in the literature. We herein present a case ...
Source: Internal Medicine - April 20, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research

Tracheobronchial Amyloidosis in a Patient with Sjögren's Syndrome.
Authors: Saraya T, Nunokawa H, Fujiwara M, Ohkuma K, Tsujimoto N, Tsukahara Y, Ishii H, Goto H, Takizawa H Abstract A 65-year-old woman was referred to our respiratory department because of incidentally detected endobronchial deposits. She had been diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome 12 years earlier. Bronchoscopy showed protrusion of the reddened, shiny or edematous mucosa at the orifice of the lower lobe bronchus, suggesting a submucosal tumor. Based on the pathological findings of the transbronchial biopsied specimens, the patient was diagnosed with non-classified type tracheobronchial amyloidosis associated with...
Source: Internal Medicine - April 20, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research

Human bocavirus infections among children less than two years old in Iran during fall and winter 2012-2013.
CONCLUSION: This study adds to the body of knowledge about the role of HBoV in acute respiratory illnesses in children in Iran. PMID: 27092229 [PubMed] (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - April 20, 2016 Category: Microbiology Tags: Iran J Microbiol Source Type: research

Development of Monoclonal Antibody and Diagnostic Test for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Using Cell-Free Synthesized Nucleocapsid Antigen
Yutaro Yamaoka, Shutoku Matsuyama, Shuetsu Fukushi, Satoko Matsunaga, Yuki Matsushima, Hiroyuki Kuroyama, Hirokazu Kimura, Makoto Takeda, Tomoyuki Chimuro, Akihide Ryo (Source: Frontiers in Microbiology)
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - April 20, 2016 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Relationship Between Physiological Parameters and Acute Coronary Syndrome in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Undifferentiated Chest Pain
Conclusions: Patients with abnormal temperature or SBP were slightly more likely to have ACS, but such risk was of too small a magnitude to be useful in clinical decision making. Other physiological parameters (heart rate and respiratory rate) had no prognostic value. The use of physiological parameters cannot reliably confirm or rule out ACS. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiovascular Injury Source Type: research

Advances in the treatment of virus-induced asthma.
Authors: Tay H, Wark PA, Bartlett NW Abstract Viral exacerbations continue to represent the major burden in terms of morbidity, mortality and health care costs associated with asthma. Those at greatest risk for acute asthma are those with more severe airways disease and poor asthma control. It is this group with established asthma in whom acute exacerbations triggered by virus infections remain a serious cause of increased morbidity. A range of novel therapies are emerging to treat asthma and in particular target this group with poor disease control, and in most cases their efficacy is now being judged by their abi...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - April 20, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research

Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms May Contribute to Asthma Risk.
CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis provides convincing evidence that rs2228570, rs7975232, rs731236 and rs3782905 gene polymorphisms in VDR are associated with increased susceptibility to asthma, indicating VDR polymorphisms could be developed as biomarkers for asthma susceptibility. PMID: 27088875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Asthma)
Source: Journal of Asthma - April 20, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research

Genetic risk of TNFSF4 and FAM167A-BLK polymorphisms in children with asthma and allergic rhinitis in a Han Chinese population.
CONCLUSION: This study supports that the SNPs in TNFSF4 and FAM167A-BLK may be involved in asthma and AR gene risk in the Han Chinese cohort. PMID: 27088737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Asthma)
Source: Journal of Asthma - April 20, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research

Personality Traits and Mental Symptoms are Associated with Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Patients' Daily life.
Authors: Topp M, Vestbo J, Mortensen EL Abstract Previous research has shown that personality traits are associated with self-reported health status in the general population. COPD Assessment Test (CAT) is increasingly used to assess health status such as the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on patients' daily life, but knowledge about the influence of personality traits on CAT score is lacking. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of Big Five personality traits on CAT score and the relation between personality traits and mental symptoms with respect to their influence on CAT sco...
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - April 20, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research

A case of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease complicated by refractory variant angina, which showed excellent response to steroid treatment.
A CASE OF ASPIRIN-EXACERBATED RESPIRATORY DISEASE COMPLICATED BY REFRACTORY VARIANT ANGINA, WHICH SHOWED EXCELLENT RESPONSE TO STEROID TREATMENT. Arerugi. 2016;65(2):123-7 Authors: Naito T Abstract A 47-year-old woman with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease visited our hospital complaining of persistent chest pain that manifested in the evenings and early mornings. Holter monitoring revealed ST elevation during chest pain and coronary angiography showed coronary vasospasm, which led to the diagnosis of variant angina. Chest pain persisted despite administration of a coronary vasodilator. The patie...
Source: Allergology International - April 20, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Arerugi Source Type: research

Mechanical Power and Development of Ventilator-induced Lung Injury
Conclusion In piglets, VILI develops if a mechanical power threshold is exceeded. (Source: Anesthesiology)
Source: Anesthesiology - April 20, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Non-contact diagnostic system for sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome based on amplitude and phase analysis of thoracic and abdominal Doppler radars
Abstract Full-night polysomnography (PSG) has been recognized as the gold standard test for sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome (SAHS). However, PSG examinees are physically restrained for the full night by many contact sensors and obtrusive connecting cables, inducing mental stress. We developed a non-contact SAHS diagnostic system that can detect apneic events without inducing stress in monitored individuals. Two Doppler radars were installed beneath the mattress to measure the vibrations of the chest and abdomen, respectively. Our system determines apnea and hypopnea events when the radar output amplitude decrease...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - April 20, 2016 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research

Gene-expression profiles in lung adenocarcinomas related to chronic wood smoke or tobacco exposure
Tobacco-smoke is the major etiological factor related to lung cancer. However, other important factor is chronic wood smoke exposure (WSE). Approximately 30 % of lung cancer patients in Mexico have a history o... (Source: Respiratory Research)
Source: Respiratory Research - April 20, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Alette Ortega-Gómez, Claudia Rangel-Escareño, Camilo Molina-Romero, Eleazar Omar Macedo-Pérez, Alejandro Avilés-Salas, Alejandra Lara-García, Gerardo Alanis-Funes, Rubén Rodríguez-Bautista, Alfredo Hidalgo-Miranda and Oscar Arrieta Source Type: research

Empagliflozin in type 2 diabetes
Munir KM, Davis SN (Source: International Journal of COPD)
Source: International Journal of COPD - April 20, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Changes in the Size of the Active Microbial Pool Explain Short-Term Soil Respiratory Responses to Temperature and Moisture
Alejandro Salazar-Villegas, Evgenia Blagodatskaya, Jeffrey S. Dukes (Source: Frontiers in Microbiology)
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - April 20, 2016 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Use of high‐flow nasal cannula in neonates: Nationwide survey in Japan
Abstract High‐flow nasal cannula is a new modality of respiratory support and is increasing in popularity despite the lack of supporting evidence. We investigated the prevalence of its use in tertiary neonatal units in Japan. A paper‐based survey was conducted. The response rate was 83%. High‐flow nasal cannula was used in 46/80 units (58%), of which 96% used the high‐flow nasal cannula without guidelines. It was used for several indications, including weaning off nasal continuous positive airway pressure and post‐extubation respiratory support. The main perceived benefits of the cannula included better access to...
Source: Pediatrics International - April 20, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Yukiko Motojima, Masato Ito, Shuntaro Oka, Atsushi Uchiyama, Masanori Tamura, Fumihiko Namba Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Functional residual capacity increase during laparoscopic surgery with abdominal wall lift
Conclusions Laparoscopic surgery with abdominal wall lift may be appropriate for patients who have risk factors such as obesity and respiratory disease. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - April 20, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Functional respiratory imaging after neostigmine- or sugammadex-enhanced recovery from neuromuscular blockade in the anaesthetised rat: a randomised controlled pilot study
Conclusion This pilot study in rats demonstrated an increased relative contribution of chest wall expansion after neostigmine compared with sugammadex or saline. This smaller relative contribution of diaphragm movement may be explained by a neostigmine-induced decrease in phrenic nerve activity or by remaining occupied acetylcholine receptors after neostigmine. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - April 20, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Can transcutaneous carbon dioxide pressure be a surrogate of blood gas samples for spontaneously breathing emergency patients? The ERNESTO experience
Conclusions Our results show that PtcCO2 measured by the TCM4 device could not replace PaCO2 obtained by arterial blood gas analysis. (Source: Emergency Medicine Journal)
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - April 20, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peschanski, N., Garcia, L., Delasalle, E., Mzabi, L., Rouff, E., Dautheville, S., Renai, F., Kieffer, Y., Lefevre, G., Freund, Y., Ray, P. Tags: Pneumonia (infectious disease), TB and other respiratory infections, Pneumonia (respiratory medicine) Original article Source Type: research

Can paediatric early warning scores (PEWS) be used to guide the need for hospital admission and predict significant illness in children presenting to the emergency department? An assessment of PEWS diagnostic accuracy using sensitivity and specificity
Conclusions Both Brighton and COAST PEWS scores performed similarly. A score of ≥3 has good specificity but poor sensitivity for predicting hospital admission and significant illness. Therefore, a high PEWS should be taken seriously but a low score is poor at ruling out the requirement for admission or serious underlying illness. PEWS was better at detecting significant medical illness compared with detecting the need for admission. PEWS performed poorly in detecting significant surgical illness. PEWS may be particularly useful in evaluating respiratory illness in a paediatric ED. (Source: Emergency Medicine Journal)
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - April 20, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lillitos, P. J., Hadley, G., Maconochie, I. Tags: TB and other respiratory infections Original article Source Type: research

Using the brain criterion in organ donation after the circulatory determination of death
Publication date: June 2016 Source:Journal of Critical Care, Volume 33 Author(s): Anne L. Dalle Ave, James L. Bernat The UK, France, and Switzerland determine death using the brain criterion even in organ donation after the circulatory determination of death (DCDD), in which the United States and Canada use the circulatory-respiratory criterion. In our analysis of the scientific validity of the brain criterion in DCDD, we concluded that although it may be attractive in theory because it conceptualizes death as a unitary phenomenon, its use in practice is invalid. The preconditions (ie, the absence of reversible causes,...
Source: Journal of Critical Care - April 20, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Early prediction of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation eligibility for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome in adults
Conclusions The data-driven early prediction ECMO eligibility for severe ARDS score uses commonly measured variables of ARDS patients within 12 hours of intubation and could be used to identify those patients who may merit early transfer to an ECMO-capable medical center. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - April 20, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research