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Objective: Early post-sternotomy tracheostomy is not infrequently considered in this era of percutaneous tracheostomy. There is, however, some controversy about its association with sternal wound infections. Methods: Consecutive patients who had percutaneous tracheostomy following median...
Objective: Etiology-specific annular interventions and annuloplasty rings are now commercially available for the treatment of different types of mitral regurgitation; however, knowledge concerning the effects of local annular alterations on annular and left ventricular (LV) geometry is limited....
Objective: Tracheobronchial obstruction is infrequent in the pediatric age group but it is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study is to review the results of a single institution experience with endoscopic stent placement in children with benign...
Objective: Delayed gastric emptying after esophageal operations occurs in up to 50% of patients. A good quality of life, in long-term survivors after esophagectomy, may depend on both dietary adaptation and the improvement of intrathoracic gastric motility itself. The objective of this study was...
SummaryThe popularity of off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was initially stimulated by numerous theoretical benefits including lower incidence of stroke and neurocognitive dysfunction. With a postoperative stroke rate of less than 1% for elective CABG, it has been...
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