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Objective: Coronary and chronic lung diseases have become a common association. This comorbidity has been generically considered by most of the operative risk scores, but its functional severity has seldom been addressed by these models. Our objective was to analyze its prognostic relevance...
Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness balance of implementing an intensive program of chest physiotherapy in pulmonary lobectomy. Methods: Design: cross-sectional study with historical controls. Cases are 119 patients operated on during a 15-month period of time, after implementation of...
Objective: Primary graft dysfunction caused by ischemia–reperfusion injury is one of the most frequent causes of early morbidity and death after lung transplantation. We hypothesized that the perioperative management with aprotinin decreases the incidence of allograft reperfusion injury and...
Objective: After aortic valve replacement, the effects of a small functional prosthesis on the extent and pattern of regression of left ventricular hypertrophy and on clinical outcomes may be less significant in older patients with low cardiac output requirements. The objective of this study was...
Background: Pulmonary blastoma is a rare primary lung tumor with poor prognosis that commonly presents at a younger age than the non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Classically they are large, symptomatic tumors with lymph nodal metastasis and carry poor prognosis. We report our experience of...
Objective: Remediastinoscopy is a valuable tool in restaging non-small cell lung cancer after induction therapy for mediastinal nodal involvement as it provides pathological evidence of response and may select patients for subsequent thoracotomy. However, long-term survival data after...
Objective: Myasthenia gravis (MG) affects women at childbearing age. Therefore, the question arises if these patients should become pregnant and if thymectomy has a positive effect on the course of MG in pregnant patients. Methods: Fifteen pregnancies had been followed retrospectively. All...
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