Allecia Wilson

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A prospective study was carried out on 75 patients undergoing pulmonary surgery to determine the relationship between perioperative lung flora and postoperative infections. Seventy-five patients having pleurectomy or pneumonectomy received cefuroxime prophylaxis; 1.5 g i.v. at induction followed by 6 further doses of 0.75 g i.v. over 48 h. Bronchoalveolar(More)
The great majority of cases of emphysema are generalized with diffuse involvement of all portions of the lung: Clearly, surgery has little to offer in such cases. In contrast, there is an uncommon variant involving primarily the upper lobes and the superior portions of the lingula and lower lobes, which spares the relatively normally functioning lower(More)
This study evaluated the clinical performance of leads with a drug-eluting (less than 0.5 mg of dexamethasone sodium phosphate) collar (DEC) placed adjacent to a 4-mm2 Pt/Ir coated electrode (Telectronics model 030-368). Ten trailing tined ventricular silicone DEC leads and ten control leads (model 030-359) were implanted transvenously in patients of(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) false chordae tendinae (false chords) have been implicated as a source of idiopathic left (IL) ventricular tachycardia (VT). However, it is unknown whether pretest bias contributes to an apparent association with disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of false chords on direct inspection of the LV(More)
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