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AIM Dural ectasia is a major diagnostic criterion for Marfan syndrome using the Ghent nosology. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of three different radiological methods previously proposed for the assessment of dural sac diameter in Marfan syndrome. METHODS Marfan syndrome was diagnosed in our study using the Ghent criteria, disregarding dural ectasia(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Sedation with the short-acting anesthetic agent propofol has shown several advantages, particularly in interventional endoscopy. So far, however, there are no valid data on the safety of nurse-administered propofol sedation (NAPS) during interventional endoscopy in elderly high-risk patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 150(More)
BACKGROUND Paraplegia remains the most dreaded complication following thoracoabdominal aortic repair. We investigated the efficacy of cerebrospinal fluid drainage as a spinal cord-protecting modality. We also evaluated the correlation between the frequency of cerebrospinal fluid drainage and the Crawford classification. METHODS Spinal cord function was(More)
Traditionally abdominal abscesses have been treated with either surgical or radiologically guided percutaneous drainage. Surgical drainage procedures may be associated with considerable morbidity and mortality, and serious complications may also arise from percutaneous drainage. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage of well-demarcated abdominal(More)
The arterial blood supply of the arm is unique, as the collateral circulation is especially good. Because of this anatomic perculiarity it is possible to deal with lack of peripheral pulse without critical ischemia occurring in fractures in the elbow region. We present two children with supracondylar fractures of the humerus with damage to the brachial(More)
The antidepressants desipramine and imipramine were compared within the framework of a multiclinical study performed under the conditions of a controlled clinical experiment. There has been found a time-different remission of affective symptoms, which was not detectable for the inhibition of drive. The tachythymoleptic action of desipramine is discussed(More)