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Pulmonary revalidation

David Velghe, Thomas Apers, Stefanie Devriendt, Ivo Deblier, Bart Hendriks, Rogier Nieuwendijk, Peter Rogiers
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of an infected atriobronchial fistula as a late complication after pulmonary vein ablation, leading to septic air emboli and requiring urgent cardiac surgery. DATA SOURCES: Clinical observation. STUDY SELECTION: Case report. DATA EXTRACTION: Relevant clinical information. PubMed was searched for relevant literature. DATA SYNTHESIS: Given its high success and low complication rate, pulmonary vein isolation is expected to be increasingly performed worldwide...
August 2017: Critical Care Medicine
Sascha Macherey, Max Schlaak, Fabian Doerr, Sabine Grönke, Matthias Heldwein, Alexander Quaas, Thomas Zander, Khosro Hekmat
Results of previous studies question the benefits of pulmonary surgery in patients with pulmonary metastases from malignant melanoma. A systematic literature search and analysis of articles published since 1 January 2000 was carried out to investigate the advantages of metastasectomy and alternative forms of therapy. Patients reached a median survival time of 17-40 months and 5-year survival rates between 18% and 39.4% after metastasectomy. Intrathoracic recurrence occurred in 30 % of patients but could be successfully treated with re-operations in some cases...
January 2015: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
D Dukhovny, S Dukhovny, D M Pursley, G J Escobar, M C McCormick, W Y Mao, J A F Zupancic
OBJECTIVE: Moderately premature infants, defined here as those born between 30⁰/₇ and 34⁶/₇ weeks gestation, comprise 3.9% of all births in the United States and 32% of all preterm births. Although long-term outcomes for these infants are better than for less mature infants, morbidity and mortality are still substantially increased in comparison with infants born at term. There is an added survival benefit resulting from birth at a tertiary neonatal care center, and although many of these infants require tertiary level care, delivery at lower level hospitals and subsequent neonatal transfer are still common...
July 2012: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Hyouk-Soo Kwon, So-Hee Lee, Min-Suk Yang, Sang-Min Lee, Sae-Hoon Kim, Deok-In Kim, Seong-Wook Sohn, Chang-Han Park, Heung-Woo Park, Sun-Sin Kim, Sang-Heon Cho, Kyung-Up Min, You-Young Kim, Yoon-Seok Chang
The Asthma Control Test (ACT) is a patient-completed questionnaire developed to assess asthma control. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) in asthmatics has shown relatively low correlations with parameters of asthma control and the relationship between the ACT and HRQL in asthmatics is yet unclear. Because revalidations of translated versions of questionnaires are critical for its utilization, we first sought to validate the Korean version of ACT and then to evaluate the relationship between the ACT and HRQL...
August 2008: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Richard Harrison
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December 21, 2002: BMJ: British Medical Journal
F Derom, H Bostoen, C Chastel, D De Leersnyder, M Deschreyer, A Flamme, D Frere, J Fourny, J Iarchy, F Lantin, A Nevelsteen, M Potvliege, P Van den Brande, F Van Thielen, L Vereecken
This report concerns a joint study of fourteen centres about the treatment of arterial occlusion of the low extremity. Eight hundred and two patients older than 80 years have been studied during a period from 1 to 27 years. The operative mortality was 25.2%. There was no significant difference in mortality between emergency cases and those patients who were operated under elective conditions. Leg amputations are followed by a significant higher mortality than more conservative surgery such as arterial by-pass, sympathectomy or embolectomy...
1983: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
W F Whimster
A morphometric technique of point counting was developed for macroscopic use in emphysematous lungs and microscopic use in bronchi to obtain actual areas and volumes, as opposed to ratios or percentages, of emphysema and submucosal glands. The results in emphysematous lungs showed that the volume of emphysema seen in one slice of one lung cannot be used to predict the volume in other slices, nor the volume of emphysema in one lung to predict the volume of emphysema in the other. The results in the airways showed that, if the volume of bronchial glands in each generation along an airway is expressed per unit of luminal surface area, a distinctive profile of gland distribution along the airway is obtained, as well as the mean volume per gland...
September 1985: Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology
R H Warren, S H Alderson
We investigated the accuracy of a computer-assisted, respiratory inductive plethysmograph (Respicomp) on 50 awake human newborns who were lying supine. Breaths were selected with different rib cage (RC) to pneumotach (PNT) and abdomen (AB) to pneumotach (PNT) values. The equation RC/PNT + AB/PNT = 1 was solved using the least squares method (LSQ) of calculation of calibration factors. Validation of the calibration factors was performed with a range of consecutive breaths between 6 and 22. Of the 1,128 validation or revalidation breaths, 628 (56%) were within 10% of the simultaneously measured PNT volume, 1,024 (91%) were within 20%, and 1,128 (100%) were within 30%...
April 1985: American Review of Respiratory Disease
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