David Featherstone Blyth

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OBJECTIVE Recent surgical literature has highlighted the dangers of pneumonectomy for inflammatory lung disease; therefore the assessment of the risk/benefit ratio of our departmental policy. METHODS Patients undergoing pneumonectomy for inflammatory lung disease during two 2-year periods, 1991-1992 and 1996-1997 inclusive, were retrospectively analyzed.(More)
Purpose: To identify the role of pulmonary angiography in the diagnosis and treatment of severe hemoptysis due to cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis. Methods: Selective pulmonary angiography was performed on eight patients with severe hemoptysis uncontrolled by previous bronchial and systemic arterial embolization. Results: Three (38%) patients had Rasmussen(More)
OBJECTIVES Surgical literature carries relatively scant information on pneumonectomy in children. We reviewed our experience over 7 years, determined the risk/benefit ratio and compared our experience with reports from the literature. METHODS The records of children undergoing pneumonectomy, 14 years and younger, over a 7-year period from January 1991 to(More)
Having noted the good clinical status of some HIV patients who were referred for but refused surgery, we undertook surgery with the aim of determining outcome, risk-to-benefit ratio and, if possible, the effect of surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on the progression of their HIV disease. Antiretroviral drugs (ARVD) were not available to these(More)
Massive hemoptysis during pregnancy has been infrequently reported. The management of massive hemoptysis in an immunocompromised 22-year-old woman positive for human immunodeficiency virus undergoing treatment for cavitating pulmonary tuberculosis in the last trimester of pregnancy is reported. The difficulties encountered in applying our standard protocol(More)
Objective: Recent surgical literature has highlighted the dangers of pneumonectomy for in ̄ammatory lung disease; therefore the assessment of the risk/bene®t ratio of our departmental policy. Methods: Patients undergoing pneumonectomy for in ̄ammatory lung disease during two 2-year periods, 1991±1992 and 1996±1997 inclusive, were retrospectively analyzed.(More)