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The management of 27 consecutive deep sternotomy wound infections is reviewed. In 22 cases the initial treatment was debridement, sternal refixation and dilute antibiotic irrigation via multiple irrigation-suction catheters. In the nine cases (41%) in which these measures failed, more extensive...
Between 1990 and 1995 39 patients were lung transplanted at the University Hospital in Lund. This is a retrospective review of survival and lung function in these patients. There were 17 single-lung transplants (SLT), 21 double-lung transplants (DLT) and 1 heart-lung transplant (HLT). Seven...
Infected sternotomy wounds, particularly if accompanied by osteomyelitis, mediastinitis or pericarditis, are associated with significant morbidity, prolonged hospitalization and a mortality of up to 50%. Until the introduction of muscle flaps, the therapy of choice was debridement and open...
A patient with previous patch grafts at the site of a ventricular aneurysm and over an ischaemic septal defect presented with an oval hypodense mediastinal mass consistent with a mediastinal abscess with blood cultures positive for Staphylococcus aureus. Surgical re-operation in this region was...
Various risk indicators associated with recurrence of a new ischemic event among patients with coronary artery disease are described and the impact of the implementation of a secondary preventive program on such risk indicators is evaluated. At Sahlgrenska Hospital in Göteborg 293 consecutive...
In recurrent or persistent hyperparathyroidism, accurate location of the abnormal gland is essential before further surgery, but the variety of available imaging techniques suggests that no one procedure is universally reliable. We report two cases in which clear preoperative visualization of...
In order to assess additional anti-ischaemic effects of amlodipine (AML) on coronary artery disease (CAD) treated with beta-blockers, 32 patients with CAD, verified on angiograms, and stable angina were randomized to receive 5 mg/day of AML or placebo, increasing to 10 mg/day after 2 weeks....
Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) may develop autonomic neuropathy (AN) and cardiac complications. The association between AN and cardiac dysfunction was assessed in 34 IDDM patients (age 40 years, diabetes duration 21 years, 15 women) by echocardiography/Doppler and...
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