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pleural efusion

Jorge Alberto Morales-Quispe, Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta, Rocío Caballero-Caballero, Laura Elizabeth Merino-Pasaye, Alejandro Solano-Gutierrez, Fernando Rodríguez-Ortega
INTRODUCTION: Patent ductus arteriosus in Toluca can cause pulmonary hypertension and ranks first surgery of congenital heart disease in Toluca, Mexico. METHODS: In the period between January 2006 and December 51 patients with patent ductus arteriosus went to surgery: 34 (66.7%) were female. We study the reversibility of pulmonary arterial pressure and the left cavities dilatation after surgical closure of the ductus arteriosus and postoperative complications are described in a population of Toluca, located at an altitude of 2680 meters over the sea...
October 2012: Archivos de Cardiología de México
Feng Zhang, Lina Xing, You Yu, Yanwei Ma, Binying Zou
BACKGROUND: Erlotnib is the inhibitor of epidemic growth factor receptor and mainly used to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of this study is to evaluate the antitumor efficacy and toxicity of erlotnib in the treatment of Chinese elderly NSCLC patients with multimetastases. METHODS: Tirty-three Chinese elderly NSCLC patients with multimetastases received 150 mg of erlotnib orally once daily until disease progressing or intolerable toxic developing...
December 20, 2009: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Juan J Fibla, Laureano Molins, Jose M Mier, Gonzalo Vidal
INTRODUCTION: Malignancies are the most common causes of pericardial effusion (PE) or tamponade (PT). Lung and breast carcinoma are the most frequent. The treatment of PE consists in the performance of drainage and/or pericardial window (PW) usually subxiphoid. In the present study we describe our experience with the PW by videothoracoscopic (VATS) approach, a procedure scarcely referred to in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the PW by videothoracoscopic (VATS) approach in the treatment of PE and/or PT...
March 2008: Cirugía Española
Giacomo Cusumano, Stefano Margaritora, Venanzio Porziella, Elisa Meacci, Alessio Piraino, Maria Letizia Vita, Adele Tessitore, Maria Teresa Congedo, Mariella Filotico, Stefano Cafarotti, Pierluigi Granone
Malignant pleural effusion is a frequent condition with important prognostic repercussions on duration and quality of life. The neoplasms that more frequently determine pleural effusion are lung and breast cancer and pleural mesothelioma. Lymphomas, tumours of the genitourinary tract and gastrointestinal tract as a group account for a further 25%. Surgical treatment has palliative purposes and finalized to reduction symptoms and to improve quality of life. More frequent clinical presentation is a massive pleural efusion associated to dyspnoea and cough...
September 2007: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Victor M Valdespino-Gómez, Juan Ramón López-Garza, Julio C González-Alemán, Victor E Valdespino-Castillo
The global incidence of emergencies and urgent medical?surgical conditions in cancer patients has not been well described. The aim of the study was to identify the main symptoms and diagnoses in patients seen for consultation at the Urgent Care Service in a Mexican Comprehensive Cancer Center. This was a retrospective observational study. The information was obtained from the Continuous Admission Service daily consultation records at the Oncology Hospital, National Medical Center "21st Century," Institute of Social Security, Mexico City...
September 2006: Cirugia y Cirujanos
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