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Objective: The application and timing of hemofiltration (continuous veno-venous hemofiltration, CVVH) in patients with acute renal failure (ARF) post cardiac surgery has been called into question because of uncertain short-term outcome. The aim of the present study was to identify how the timing...
Objective: In recent years, there has been increasing use of analytical and graphical methods to assist the monitoring of outcomes in adult cardiac surgery. In this paper, we present extensions to the basic VLAD methodology that add flexibility and assist in its interpretation. Methods: Using...
Objectives: Patients undergoing myocardial revascularisation using extracorporeal circulation require heparin anticoagulation. We aimed to evaluate the effect of reducing heparin dosage on target activated clotting time (ACT) and postoperative blood loss. Methods: In a prospective randomised...
Objective: Although several studies have examined early outcome following redo antireflux surgery, there is little data on the long-term efficacy of these procedures. We reviewed our experience of these operations in order to assess the long-term results which can be achieved by choosing redo...
We describe a case of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a male adult with lung cancer. To achieve the successful operation of lung cancer, we used percutaneous veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) during whole lung lavage (WLL) of the contralateral lung. We performed successful...
A 61-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of rapid growth of a mass shadow revealed by chest radiography. The mass was diagnosed as pure small cell carcinoma by CT-guided needle biopsy, and the patient underwent chemotherapy. However, as the tumor showed no response, we considered...
A very rare case of a newborn with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and situs inversus totalis is herein reported. Successful surgical treatment of this cardiac malformation was accomplished at our institution and consisted of: modified Norwood stage I procedure, with direct anastomosis of the...
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