Jamal H Khan

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Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura are rare. Approximately 600 cases have been described in the literature. We report a case of a young man with a giant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura that filled his entire left hemithorax and anterior mediastinum and extended into the right side of his chest. The diagnostic modalities employed, the operation, and(More)
PURPOSE To determine the clinical course and outcome of patients undergoing pulmonary resection for metastatic endocrine tumors. METHODS Retrospective review of 47 patients with known endocrine tumors and pulmonary metastases who were evaluated for surgical resection between 1975 and 1996. RESULTS Tumors evaluated included the following: carcinoid (16),(More)
BACKGROUND Although cardiac valve procedures are being performed more frequently in the elderly, long-term functional outcomes have not been well characterized. OBJECTIVE To evaluate changes in quality of life and functional status in octogenarians after cardiac valve surgery. DESIGN Retrospective medical record review and patient telephone interview.(More)
This investigation was designed to test the hypothesis that active compression-decompression resuscitation is able to independently provide improved levels of minute ventilation when compared to high-impulse manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Eight adult beagles (10-15 kg) were studied after induction of ventricular fibrillation. Single 1-min CPR(More)
We performed a multicenter, historical-cohort analysis to identify factors associated with chronic lung disease (CLD) in extremely low birth weight infants. The 235 infants who were born in 1984 with birth weights of 751 to 1000 gm and admitted to any of 10 participating neonatal intensive care units comprised the study population. We analyzed demographic(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to examine the long-term survival and quality of life, including the influence of comorbidities, in patients 70 years of age and over after open heart surgery. METHODS This was a retrospective study of 401 consecutive patients, who were 70 years of age or older at the time of surgery. Survival and quality of life of(More)
PURPOSE A shortage of suitable donors is the major impediment to clinical lung transplantation. The rate of lung recovery from potential donors is lower than that for other organs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate what factors could be modified to improve the rate of cadaver lung recovery. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of records(More)
A simple and effective technique for repair of secundum atrial septal defect is described. The heart is exposed through a limited midline skin incision and partial sternotomy, and the atrial septal defect is closed through a right atriotomy with ascending aortic and dual venous cannulation. This approach achieves a cosmetically superior result with standard(More)
BACKGROUND Using a Java-based intranet program (applet), we collected postoperative process data after coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS A Java-based applet was developed and deployed on a hospital intranet. Briefly, the nurse entered patient process data using a point and click interface. The applet generated a nursing note, and process data were(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Dismal survival in patients receiving standard manual CPR provided the rationale for the investigation of alternate methods of closed-chest circulatory support. Active compression-decompression (ACD) and high-impulse CPR are alternatives to standard manual CPR. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that ACD CPR provides superior(More)