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Petrosal sinus sampling with and without corticotropin-releasing hormone for the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.
Simultaneous bilateral sampling of plasma from the inferior petrosal sinuses, with the adjunctive use of CRH, distinguishes patients with Cushing's disease from those with ectopic adrenocorticotropin secretion with high diagnostic accuracy. Expand
Pneumonectomy for malignant disease: factors affecting early morbidity and mortality.
Multiple factors adversely affected morbidity and mortality after pneumonectomy for malignant disease are analyzed and Appropriate selection and meticulous perioperative care are paramount to minimize risks. Expand
Coagulation blockade prevents sepsis-induced respiratory and renal failure in baboons.
The results show that TF-FVIIa complex contributes to organ injury in septic primates in part through selective stimulation of proinflammatory cytokine release and fibrin deposition. Expand
Insulinomas: localization with selective intraarterial injection of calcium.
The authors believe noninvasive ASVS may replace invasive portal venous sampling as the most effective method for the localization of occult insulinomas. Expand
Early and long-term results of prosthetic chest wall reconstruction.
Chest wall resection and reconstruction with prosthetic material will yield satisfactory results in most patients and little difference exists between polypropylene mesh and polytetrafluoroethylene. Expand
Inflammatory pseudotumors of the lung.
It is concluded that inflammatory pseudotumors of the lung are rare, they often occur in children, can grow to a large size, and are often locally invasive, requiring significant pulmonary resection. Expand
Localization of Insulinomas to Regions of the Pancreas by Intra-arterial Stimulation with Calcium
This work has developed a technique with which one can localize insulinomas before surgery by stimulating the release of insulin using selective intra-arterial injections of calcium gluconate as a secretagogue and then measuring insulin levels in the right hepatic vein, and present the results of arterial stimulation and venous sampling in these 25 patients studied. Expand
Surgical treatment of primary lung cancer with synchronous brain metastases.
Although the overall survival for patients who have brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer is poor, surgical resection may prove beneficial in a select group of patients with synchronous head metastases and lung cancer without lymph node metastases. Expand
Petrosal sinus sampling: technique and rationale.
Bilateral simultaneous sampling of the inferior petrosal sinuses is an extremely sensitive, specific, and accurate test for diagnosing Cushing disease and distinguishing between that entity and theExpand
Empyema and bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy: factors affecting incidence.
Multiple perioperative factors were associated with an increased incidence of empyema and BPF after pneumonectomy and prophylactic reinforcement of the bronchial stump with viable tissue may be indicated in those patients suspected at higher risk for either em pyema or BPF. Expand