David George Cable

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OBJECTIVE We reviewed our experience on postoperative lobar torsion. METHODS Between January 1972 and January 1998, 7887 patients underwent pulmonary resection at our institution. Seven (0.089%; 4 women and 3 men; median age, 68 years) patients required surgical reintervention for lobar torsion. RESULTS The indications for pulmonary resection were(More)
BACKGROUND There has been renewed interest in radial artery (RA) conduits for coronary artery bypass because of the relative resistance of arterial grafts to atherosclerosis compared with autogenous vein grafts. Although improved drug therapy for arterial spasm is now available, vasospasm still occurs in at least 5% to 10% of RA grafts. We systematically(More)
BACKGROUND Neurologic complications, primarily resulting from ischemic insults, represent the leading cause of morbidity and disability, and the second most common source of death, after cardiac operations. Previous studies have reported that increases (as occur during the rewarming phase of cardiopulmonary bypass [CPB]) or decreases in brain temperature of(More)
There has been renewed interest in radial artery bypass conduits for coronary artery revascularization, and surgeons should be familiar with methods of assessing circulation of the hand to determine which patients are candidates for this procedure. The Allen test originally was described in 1929, and this report reviews its initial description and(More)
Nitric oxide and prostacyclin are endogenous endothelium-derived vasodilators, but little information is available on their release during hypothermia. This study was carried out to test the hypothesis that endothelium may modulate vascular reactivity to decreased temperature changes. Segments of contracted (prostaglandin F(2alpha), 2x10(-6)M) canine(More)
A technique of greater saphenous vein harvesting for coronary artery revascularization using an endoscopic approach is herein detailed. The saphenous vein is directly identified at the knee through a single incision. An endoscopic dissector is advanced proximally and distally along the course of the vein, ligating side-branches with clips. The vein is(More)
To characterize Purkinje activation (PA) patterns, we studied 15 alpha-chloralose-anesthetized dogs. During left ventricular basal or apical pacing, PA was mapped with a row of four to eight multipolar electrodes placed in the left ventricular wall to record Purkinje and muscle potentials. PA times increased linearly with distance from the pacing site (r =(More)
Our purpose was to characterize Purkinje responses in vivo to alpha 1- and alpha 2-adrenergic stimulation in sinoaortically denervated and vagotomized dogs pretreated with metoprolol (1 mg/kg). We measured Purkinje relative refractory period (PRRP) responses to norepinephrine (NE) and phenylephrine (PE) with prazosin and/or yohimbine, WB-4101, and(More)
Sacrococcygeal chordoma is a rare pediatric neoplasm that may be confused with the more common, and indolent, teratoma. The present report describes the diagnosis, treatment and early postoperative convalescence of a case of chordoma in an adolescent child. This case is contrasted to the sacrococcygeal teratoma, a familial pediatric neoplasm, and the(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of University of Wisconsin (UW) solution on coronary endothelial function is debated. Although earlier studies demonstrated preservation of stimulated release of endothelial vasoactive factors, the effect of UW solution on basal nitric oxide release has not been investigated, and this was the purpose of the present study. METHODS AND(More)