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Prolonged treatment with almitrine for refractory hypoxemia in adult respiratory distress syndrome.
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A 49-year-old man presented with an atypical pneumonia entailing an adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The refractory hypoxemia caused a myocardial infarction, leading us to try pharmacologic treatments. Almitrine bismesilate (AB) infusion allowed improvement of arterial oxygenation during 115 h without adverse effect. This case is, to our knowledge, the first reported prolonged treatment using AB for hypoxemia due to ARDS.
Almitrine/administration & dosage, Anoxia/drug therapy, Anoxia/etiology, Hemodynamics/drug effects, Humans, Infusions, Intravenous, Male, Middle Aged, Pulmonary Gas Exchange/drug effects, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult/complications, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult/drug therapy
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