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—In this paper, an innovative measurement system for odor classification, based on quartz crystal microbalances (QCMs), is presented. The application proposed in this paper is the detection of typical wine aroma compounds in mixtures containing ethanol. In QCM sensors, the sensitive layer is, e.g., a polymeric layer deposited on a quartz surface. Chemical… (More)
A 60-year-old male underwent orthotopic liver transplantation because of hepatitis C virus related cirrhosis. After 12 d, the patient underwent re-transplantation due to primary graft non function. One year later the patient developed a thrombosis of the main portal vein needing a surgical revision. After 11 years the patient was operated on because of a… (More)
Split-Liver and living-related donor liver transplantation are the newest and both technically and ethically most challenging developments in liver transplantation and have contributed to a reduction in donor shortage. We report the technical aspects of surgical procedures performed to achieve a partial graft from a cadaveric and a live donor.
Objective: The purpose of this report is to review our experience of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) major pulmonary resections. we proposed VATS, for major pulmonary resections, with these indications: benign lesions and solitary metastases not removable by wedge resection and stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The maximum size of the… (More)