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Andrea Piazzolla, G Solarino, S De Giorgi, C M Mori, L Moretti, G De Giorgi
The study design is retrospective. The aim is to describe our experience about the treatment of patients with neuromuscular scoliosis (NMS) using Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation. Neuromuscular scoliosis are difficult deformities to treat. A careful assessment and an understanding of the primary disease and its prognosis are essential for planning treatment which is aimed at maximizing function. These patients may have pelvic obliquity, dislocation of the hip, limited balance or ability to sit, back pain, and, in some cases, a serious decrease in pulmonary function...
May 2011: European Spine Journal
Roberto Torchio, Marco Guglielmo, Roberto Giardino, Francesco Ardissone, Claudio Ciacco, Carlo Gulotta, Aleksandar Veljkovic, Massimiliano Bugiani
OBJECTIVE: Surgical resection is the treatment of choice to cure patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC); nevertheless, the assessment of the lower limit of surgical tolerance remains difficult. Ventilatory inefficiency (measured as the ventilation to CO(2) production ratio (V'(E)/V'(CO2) slope) is a survival predictor in pulmonary hypertension (PH) and chronic heart failure (CHF) and is considered a marker of PH in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of V'(E)/V'(CO2) slope as preoperative mortality and morbidity predictor in COPD patients submitted to lung resection for NSCLC and considered operable according to current standards...
July 2010: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
I Merante Boschin, F Meduri, A Toniato, C Pagetta, E Casalide, D Rubello, M R Pelizzo
The management of chylous fistula, subsequent to neck nodal dissection, includes either unstandardized conservative procedures and reoperation. The main reason of controversy in literature is probably due to the rarity (1-2.5%) of such troublesome complication due to inadvertent disruption of the thoracic duct itself or of its tributary branches. We report one case of severe cervical chylous fistula, occurred after left lateral dissection for advanced papillary thyroid carcinoma, and successfully restored by a conservative approach...
February 2006: Minerva Chirurgica
E Fernández Julián, M Esparcia Navarro, F J García Callejo, M H Orts Alborch, A Morant Ventura, L de la Fuente, F Sánchez, J Marco Algarra
In order to evaluate the clinical and functional effectiveness of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) in chronic roncopathy, we studied the subjective improvement of operated patients and compared to pulsioximetry findings before and after surgery. A follow-up was made on 72 patients entitled of chronic roncopathy--51 with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and 21 with simple snoring-, for a mean period of time of 41 months. Preoperatory study included on ENT exploration, fibre optic endoscopy, Müller maneuver, pharyngeal CT, value of daytime sleepiness with Epworth's scale, espirometry and pulsioximetry, and the postoperatory study included of pulsioximetry and a health questionnaire over snoring and daytime sleepiness...
April 2002: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
Roberto E Serrano, Lema Bruno de, Oscar Casas, Teresa Feixas, Nuria Calaf, Valle Camacho, Ignasi Carrió, Pere Casan, J Sanchis, Pere J Riu
We describe a fully automatable quantification process for the assessment of unilateral pulmonary function (UPF) by means of EIT and propose a measurement protocol for its clinical implementation. Measurements were performed at the fourth and sixth intercostal levels on a first group of ten healthy subjects (5M, 5F, ages 26-48 years) to define the proper protocol by evaluating the most common postures and ventilation modes. Several off-line processing tools were also evaluated, including the use of digital filters to extract the respiratory components from EIT time series...
February 2002: Physiological Measurement
J Villalba-Caloca, J L Téllez-Becerra, J Morales-Gómez, E A Molina-Barrera, D López-Flores
Tracheoesophageal fistula is a complication of endotracheal canulas with pressure balloon during mechanical ventilation, for which treatment is surgical closure. There are approximately 80 reported cases in the world literature. Here we report our experience at the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases of Mexico. We performed surgical treatment of 7 patients (4 males, 3 females, 17 to 65 years of age) with tracheoesophageal fistula from 1991 to 1995, referred from other hospitals. Six had a history of prolonged orotracheal intubation, and the seventh had a traumatic lesion of the neck...
July 1998: Gaceta Médica de México
E Santacana, L Aliaga, J M Villar-Landeira
In the last few years many articles have been published on AIDS, the mechanism of transmission, prophylaxis and therapeutic possibilities; however, very few publications are available related with anesthesia of patients infected with HIV or AIDS. The authors have therefore undertaken this review in which following a brief description of the etiology, pathogenesis, physiopathology and treatment of the disease, the problems of anesthesia are specifically dealt with. The need for knowing the different active or latent clinical alterations, such as neurologic (encephalitis, meningitis, peripheral neuropathies, myelopathies, etc...
May 1993: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
I Herrera Montes, J Castejón Casado, J J Vila Carbó, C Sánchez López-Tello, R Robles Ceres, E Moreno Abril
A retrospective study of patients with high-risk congenital diaphragmatic hernia operated on in our hospital the last 15 years is made in order to establish some predictors involved in the final evolution of the patients. The best prognostic correlation has been demonstrated by preoperatory roentgenogram, Apgar-test and gasometric values 24 hours after surgical repair. A delayed surgical operation is also correlated with a better prognosis in accordance with the suitability of respiratory stabilization of the patient before the stress of surgery or because of a lesser respiratory insufficiency in patients operated on later...
December 1990: Anales Españoles de Pediatría
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