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AIM The radial artery has become the artery of choice after the internal thoracic artery for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This study compares wound healing and arm complications after endoscopic versus open radial artery harvesting for CABG. METHODS From January 2002 to July 2004, 509 patients underwent CABG in which a radial artery conduit was(More)
BACKGROUND Ventilation with low tidal volume is recommended for patients with acute lung injury. Current guidelines suggest limiting plateau pressure (Pplat) to < 30 cm H2O for septic patients needing mechanical ventilation. The aim of this study was to determine whether Pplat within the first 24 h of ICU admission is predictive of outcome and whether Pplat(More)
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