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We report our experience in percutaneous treatment of non-tumoral superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) between December 1998 and July 2001. During a period of 2.5 years, 9 patients (age range 27–84 years, mean age 50 years) were treated percutaneously for significant non-tumoral SVCS. Symptomatic SVCS were due to dialysis catheters (7), central line (1) and… (More)
We report the case of a young break-dancer presenting with hammer syndrome. This syndrome has been correlated with many professional and recreational activities but this is, to our knowledge, the first description of hammer syndrome caused by break-dancing. The etiology, diagnosis and treatment modalities of this rare syndrome are considered.
BACKGROUND Aerosolization of exogenous surfactant remains a challenge. This study is aimed to evaluate the efficacy of atomized poractant alfa (Curosurf) administered with a novel atomizer in preterm lambs with respiratory distress syndrome. METHODS Twenty anaesthetized lambs, 127 ± 1 d gestational age, (mean ± SD) were instrumented before birth and… (More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the short-term tolerance, efficacy, and lung deposition of supraglottic atomized surfactant in spontaneously breathing lambs receiving continuous positive airway pressure. DESIGN Prospective, randomized animal study. SETTING Animal research laboratory. SUBJECTS Twenty-two preterm lambs on continuous positive airway pressure… (More)