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This trial was designed to study the correlation between peri-operative mortality in patients undergoing elective surgery and the physical status classification of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Goldman multifactorial cardiac risk index or the two indices combined. All patients scheduled for elective surgery over a 5-year period were(More)
BACKGROUND Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), dacron, and, more recently, collagen prostheses are finding increasing use for femoropopliteal reconstruction when a suitable vein is not available. The main factors to be considered when choosing a prosthesis are patency, susceptibility to infection and formation of aneurysms. METHODS Sheep collagen prostheses(More)
A group of 79 patients with non-resectable lung carcinomas (T1, 1; T2, 13; T3, 34; T4, 19; recurrence, 12) underwent endobronchial iridium-192 high-dose rate afterloading therapy (5 Gy/session total dose: 5-25 Gy, mean 11.6 Gy). In 39 cases the fair general condition and absence of metastases allowed external-beam irradiation (EBR) to be administered (50-70(More)
Forty-eight patients with non-resectable cancer of the oesophagus and oesophagogastric junction (Group A: Stage I/II, 32; Group B: Stage III/IV, 16) underwent intraluminal Iridium-192 high dose-rate afterloading therapy (5-7 Gy/session, total dose: 5-21 Gy, mean: 12.4 Gy) and external beam irradiation (Karnofsky > or = 80% 50-60 Gy/2 Gy per day; Karnofsky(More)
Buildings containan umber of technical systems in order to be able to fulfill their task of providing ac omfortable, secure and safe environment. Apart from heating, ventilation and airconditioning as well as lighting and shading, critical services such as fire alarm or access control systems are added to building automation. The latter services require(More)
s Exchange: European Journal of Surgical Oncology Surgical pitfalls after preoperative chemotherapy in large size breast cancer Stefano Zurrida, Marco Greco and Umberto Veronesi Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy Preoperative chemotherapy in 226 women with large breast cancers reduced tumour size sufficiently for breast conservation surgery, according(More)
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