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Fifteen patients, aged between 9 and 21 years (mean, 15.1), with native coarctation of the aorta (CoA) or suspected recoarctation after surgical repair, underwent three different diagnostic procedures. Two-dimensional echocardiography (2D echo) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the thoracic aorta were performed in all patients; 14 patients underwent(More)
Twenty-three patients who underwent operation for anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery were reexamined with two-dimensional echocardiography and thallium 201 perfusion imaging. Follow-up studies were performed 0.6 to 16.2 years (median 2.9 years) after operation. In 22 of 23 patients, a two coronary artery system had been(More)
The fate of the right ventricle as systemic ventricle after atrial repair of complete transposition of the great arteries has not been clearly elucidated. In order to assess the long-term results of the Mustard operation in patients with complete transposition of the great arteries we present the clinical data of 23 patients who had been operated in the(More)
A biofilter was evaluated with two different media under field conditions using reclaimed water as a nutrient source. Evaluation with a single medium demonstrated that H(2)S could be efficiently removed at volumetric loading rates of up to 200 g H(2)S m(-3) h(-1). After an extended period of high loading rates, the performance began to deteriorate at(More)
Thirty-eight patients were selected from a total of 120 patients who underwent the Fontan operation between 1974 and 1988. They were classified into two groups. Group 1 consisted of 18 patients with previous pulmonary artery banding at a mean age of 7 months (2 days to 59 months), and group 2 comprised 20 patients with native pulmonary stenosis. In group 1,(More)
A 50-year-old diabetic man developed necrotizing scleritis with adjacent keratitis 4 weeks after uncomplicated cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation through a scleral tunnel incision. Cultures of the necrotic sclera grew Rizopus species. Severe destruction of the globe ensued despite topical, subconjunctival, and intravenous amphotericin B,(More)
Chest-X-ray films of 61 children with isolated total anomalous pulmonary vein connection (TAPVC) were re-evaluated retrospectively. A small heart silhouette with normal pulmonary perfusion and signs of pulmonary oedema is typical of TAPVC with obstruction. There is no typical pattern in TAPVC without obstruction. The "snowman" or "figure of eight" does not(More)
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to estimate the incidence of retinal changes and determine the prevalence of ocular toxicity associated with tamoxifen treatment in a breast cancer population. METHODS The study was based on a population cross-sectional survey, including 290 patients taking tamoxifen from 6 months to 12 years; 274 patients were analysed.(More)
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