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AbstractIn vivo isolated lung perfusion is a novel technique for targetinganticancer therapy to the lung while avoiding systemic toxicity as normallung toxicity from the antitumour therapy becomes the limiting factor. Thisstudy was performed to investigate the effects of hyperthermia on...
AbstractA survey was undertaken over a 15-week period (62 working days) to findout the incidence and common mechanism of accidental injuries and bloodexposure in cardiothoracic surgical teams. Two hundred and seventy eventswere reported: 70% glove penetrations, 18% skin punctures, 4%...
AbstractCarcinoma developing after gastroplasty and fundoplication has beendocumented in only five cases. We report a further case occurring in apatient 4 years after initial surgery. The tumour originated in the newlycreated tubular extension. There was no evidence of a columnar lining inthe...
AbstractDespite the generally accepted use of cardioplegia for myocardialprotection during cardiac revascularization and other operations, non-cardioplegic methods have been used by many surgeons throughout the world.We have prospectively studied 229 patients consecutively subjected toisolated...
AbstractThe efficacy of the new cable-driven rotating left ventricular assistdevice Hemopump in cardiogenic shock was examined in experiments with adultsheep (n = 14; body weight 50-71 kg). Shock was induced by high frequencyventricular pacing. Aortic, pulmonary, central venous and left...
AbstractTwenty-six calves were subjected to a technique of cryoablation in orderto establish an animal model of complete cardiac denervation. All 26survived the procedure, and 20 were alive to be re-evaluated 2-4 weekslater. Mean heart rate in the denervated animals rose from 77 +/- 7.8beats/min...
AbstractThe implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) has proved to be anefficient device for the treatment of severe ventricular tachyarrhythmias(VT). From May 1985 to August 1991, the ICD was implanted in 107 patientsof whom 72% suffered from coronary artery disease, 17% from...
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