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Resporatory care

P M Galletti
Mechanical systems to oxygenate blood outside of the body were first employed in clinical medicine as a component of the "heart-lung machine". The artificial lung has been an essential component of the technology underlying the progress of cardiovascular surgery since 1950. Its impact on clinical medicine can be measured by the widespread acceptance of cardiac surgery for the treatment first of congenital malformations, then valvular lesions, and more recently, coronary artery disease. Whereas the use of the artificial lung during temporary exclusion of the pulmonary circulation for surgical purposes is now well established, the chronic application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and end-stage resporatory failure is still controversial...
May 1980: International Journal of Artificial Organs
J Meier, O Adam
Methods for the serological and bacteriological investigation of mycoplasma and the clinical symptoms in infections with identified mycoplasma are described. The significance of mycoplasma in inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract is a matter for discussion according to present knowledge. The pathogenicity of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in atypical pneumonias can be considered confirmed according to the availabile literature; its importance for other inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, particularly for chronic bronchitis, is not yet sufficiently clear...
September 1975: MMW, M√ľnchener Medizinische Wochenschrift
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