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with cancer have a high risk of throm-boembolism. Less frequently, embolism of tumor tissue itself can cause occlusion of the main pulmonary artery or its large segmental branches. The risk of pulmonary tumor microembolism in cancer patients is considered to be extremely low but may be poorly recognized. To appropriately diagnose pulmonary tumor(More)
OBJECTIVE Critically ill patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) pose additional challenges due to the existence of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of hemodynamic factors on the outcome. METHODS We reviewed the records of patients with a diagnosis of PH admitted to the intensive care unit. In(More)
of the prostate is the most frequently diagnosed visceral cancer in men in the United States. 1 Age, ethnicity, family history, and dietary fat intake are the most widely cited risk factors. 2 This cancer is known to spread via 3 mechanisms: (1) local extension, (2) extension through the lymphat-ic system, and (3) extension through the blood stream along(More)
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