Anaerobic infection therapy.

Abstract: Anaerobes are involved mainly in abdominal surgical infections and the Bacteroides fragilis group is still predominant in such infections. By definition surgery itself plays the major role in therapy while antibiotics have an adjunctive role. Depending on...

Treatment of smoke inhalation by hyperbaric oxygen.

Abstract: Five patients with smoke inhalation from house fires presented to the hospital in a comatose state. Carboxyhemoglobin levels were elevated in all five patients, mean=32% +/- 6. Arterial blood gases revealed the following means: pH 7.16 +/- 0.06; PCO2 35 mm...