G. V. Shirley Julia

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BACKGROUND A prospective, randomized study was carried out on patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax, with the aim of determining if video-assisted thoracoscopy is superior to axillary thoracotomy in the surgical treatment of this condition. METHODS Patients were randomly assigned to two groups; video-assisted thoracoscopy (group A; n = 46) and(More)
OBJECTIVE We undertook a review of patients with chest trauma attended between January 1992 and June 2005 in order to establish severity criteria in these cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS During the study period, 1,772 cases (1,346 [76%] males) were treated, with ages ranging from 7 to 98 years (mean, 46.4 years). The Revised Trauma Score (RTS) was calculated(More)
INTRODUCTION Guidelines recommendations for the treatment of COPD are poorly followed. This could be related to the complexity of classification and treatment algorithms. The purpose of this study was to validate a simpler dyspnea-based treatment algorithm for inhaled pharmacotherapy in stable COPD, comparing its concordance with the current Global(More)
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