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Predicting the Risk of Postoperative Respiratory Failure in Elective Abdominal and Vascular Operations Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Participant Use Data File
Objective: This study aims to develop a Respiratory Failure Risk Score (RFRS) with good predictability for elective abdominal and vascular patients to be used in the outpatient setting for riskExpand
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Symptomatic Rathke's cleft cyst with hypophysitis.
We report a case of symptomatic Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC) with associated chronic hypophysitis. Symptomatic RCCs are rare and an associated inflammatory reaction is even rarer. The clinical andExpand
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Arterial protocol including prophylactic distal perfusion catheter decreases limb ischemia complications in patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Objective: Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a salvage therapy in patients with severe cardiopulmonary failure. Owing to the large size of the cannulas inserted via theExpand
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Videofluoroscopy in motor neurone disease prior to cricopharyngeal myotomy.
Cricopharyngeal myotomy is a recognised treatment for the dysphagia in motor neurone disease, although the results are sometimes disappointing. In this study, 27 patients with motor neurone diseaseExpand
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Dystonia complicated by respiratory obstruction.
methysergide, but is not a serotonin antagonist. An autoimmune basis has been proposed for ergot-induced retroperitoneal fibrosis5 and a common autoimmune mechanism has been postulated forExpand
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Acute spinal epidural hematoma secondary to aspirin-induced prolonged bleeding.
A case of acute and spontaneous spinal epidural hemorrhage is described in which there was no history or evidence of trauma, conventional anticoagulant therapy, hemophilia or vascular anomalies. AExpand
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Higher Body Mass Index Increases Risk of HeartMate II Pump Thrombosis But Does Not Adversely Affect Long-Term Survival.
BACKGROUND Obesity has been correlated with various adverse events in patients who receive left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). In this study, we sought to further characterize the role of obesityExpand
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Empty sella syndrome associated with a hyperfunctioning microadenoma invading the clivus
The empty sella syndrome is usually associated with normal pituitary function. If dysfunction is present, this is commonly hypofunction, Hyperfunctioning microadenomas have been described in theExpand
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Assessment of non-technical skills: why aren’t we there yet?
Knowledge and application of non-technical skills (NTS) may represent the greatest challenge facing medical education today. For centuries, medical education focused on developing individual clinicalExpand
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