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Obstructing cancer of the gastric antrum: palliative treatment with covered metallic stents.
A new technique, which requires a simple surgical gastrostomy without general anesthesia, is described for placement of covered expandable metallic stents. This technique was performed successfullyExpand
Cost-Effectiveness of Carotid Endarterectomy versus Carotid Artery Stenting for Treatment of Carotid Artery Stenosis
The pre-procedure cost was high in the CEA group, but the cost from procedure onset to discharge, including the resource cost, was significantly lower in this group, and the total hospitalization cost was not different between theCEA and the CAS groups. Expand
Simplified surgical approach to improve surgical outcomes in the center with a small volume of acute type A aortic dissection surgery
Simplified surgical approach could provide a reasonable surgical outcome in acute type A aortic dissection surgery in a center with a small volume of acute aorta dissection operations, retrospectively investigated. Expand
Tricuspid valve repair in right-sided endocarditis.
Valve repair in right-sided endocarditis is a relatively new application for repair techniques, but may become an attractive alternative to tricuspid valve excision or prosthetic valve replacement. Expand
Presence of immunoreactive atrial natriuretic peptides in pericardial fluid of human subjects with congenital heart diseases.
The data suggest that ir-ANPs exist both high and low molecular weight forms in pericardial fluid. Expand
Transatrial resection of a left ventricular thrombus after acute myocarditis
A mobile and pedunculated left ventricular thrombus developed after acute myocarditis in a 49-year-old woman and was successfully removed by left atriotomy. Expand
Aortic Valve Replacement Using Continuous Suture Technique in Patients with Aortic Valve Disease
The simple CS method is useful and secure for AVR in patients with aortic valve disease, and it may minimize surgical complications, as neither pledgets nor braided sutures are used. Expand
Long-term disease-free survival after surgical resection for multiple bone metastases from rectal cancer.
A patient with multiple metachronous bone metastases from lower rectal cancer who was successfully treated with multimodal treatment including surgical resections and has shown 32 mo disease-free survival is described. Expand
Intimal Detachment of the Left Main Coronary Artery in a Marfan Patient with Acute Aortic Dissection: An Alternative Technique for Coronary Revascularization
A Marfan patient with dissection and intimal detachment of the LMCA that was caused by acute aortic dissection involving the left aorta sinus and that was reconstructed using a short reversed saphenous vein graft is reported. Expand