Category: Pulmonary Function (Page 15)

N-Acetylcysteine Enhances Recovery From Acute Lung Injury in Man – Subjects and Protocol

Acute lung injury characterized by a high-permeability, low-pressure pulmonary edema can develop following a number of predisposing diseases resulting in different degrees of respiratory insufficiency. Patients with mild-to-moderate injury could, within this continuum, represent an interesting subset to evaluate a therapeutic approach of lung dysfunction. The pathogenesis of acute lung injury and its severest form, […]

Operating Characteristics of 18 Different Continuous-Fiow Jet Nebulizers With Beclomethasone Dipropionate Liposome Aerosol – Discussion

Jet nebulizers have typically been used to dispense water-soluble drugs from water or saline solution media. Many of the physical factors that control these aerosols have been studied, including the effect of air flow and pressure, changes in hygroscopicity resulting from dissolved salt or drugs, as well as design characteristics of the nebulizers. The ultimate […]

Operating Characteristics of 18 Different Continuous-Fiow Jet Nebulizers With Beclomethasone Dipropionate Liposome Aerosol – Generation of Aerosol

The Вес-DLPC liposomes in water (initial Bee concentration 0.5 mg/ml) were added to the jet nebulizer reservoir according to the maximum volume (Table 1). The nebulizers were selected at random and operated using dry compressed air at flow rates prescribed by the manufacturer’s instructions or at 7.5 to 8 L/min (Table 1). buy claritin online […]

Operating Characteristics of 18 Different Continuous-Fiow Jet Nebulizers With Beclomethasone Dipropionate Liposome Aerosol – Materials and Methods

Localized aerosol delivery of drugs to the respiratory tract is becoming an increasingly important and effective therapeutic method for treating a variety of pulmonary disorders. In this regard, several different devices have been used, including continuous-flow, jet nebulizers. To date, jet nebulizers have been used predominantly to administer aqueous preparations of soluble drugs such as […]

High Dose-Rate Intraluminal Irradiation in Bronchogenic Carcinoma: Conclusion

The good results in published series have not been without associated morbidity and, at times, mortality. A discussion of complications for a procedure which, in many patients, is largely of palliative intent is essential. In general, the complication rates have varied, with the most common complications being radiation-induced bronchitis, fistulae, and pulmonary hemorrhage. All patients […]

High Dose-Rate Intraluminal Irradiation in Bronchogenic Carcinoma: Discussion

The most common symptoms caused principally by an endobronchial component due to bronchogenic carcinoma include hemoptysis, shortness of breath, cough, and postobstructive pneumonia. Endobronchial irradiation is a relatively simple procedure enabling delivery of an effective tumoral dose to a small volume without exceeding normal tissue tolerance. The value of endobronchial irradiation is especially evident in […]