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Surfactant rescue therapy can be utilized effectively early in the course of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in infants weighing > 1,000 g and treated exclusively with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Thirteen infants (BW, 1,774 +/- 580 g; GA, 31 +/- 3 weeks) comprising the CPAP/SURFACTANT group were compared with 12 infants (BW,(More)
A whole-body scan with 99mTc-pyrophosphate and 85Sr-nitrate demonstrates extension of calcinosis in one case of dermatomyositis with cutaneous, subcutaneous, and muscular calcinosis. The authors suggest the potential use of 99mTc-phosphate compounds as an auxiliary instrument in the evaluation of dermatomyositis-polymyositis syndrome.
BACKGROUND Multiple valve surgery was performed utilizing beating heart technique through simultaneous antegrade/retrograde perfusion with blood. We herein report our experience with this technique in patients with multiple valve disease processes. METHODS Of 520 consecutive patients operated upon utilizing this method between 2000 and 2007, 59 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish whether age at the time of surgery and location of the testes help to determine the anatomopathological lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1972 and 1992 surgery was performed on 2000 testes in 1342 children, 658 of whom had bilateral cryptorchidism. The clinical, surgical and anatomopathological records were reviewed. RESULTS(More)
During the last two decades, an increasing number of permanent pacemakers have been implanted outside of the operating room (OR) by nonsurgeons. Previous investigators have demonstrated that pacemakers can be safely implanted in the cardiac catheterization laboratory with no increase in complications or infections. This is the first study of its kind to(More)
BACKGROUND Mitral valve surgery can be performed through the trans-atrial or the trans-septal approach. Although the trans-atrial is the preferred method, the trans-septal approach has also been used recently and has a particular value in beating-heart mitral valve surgery. Herein we report our experience with beating-heart mitral valve surgery via(More)
OBJECTIVE Mitral valve surgery can be performed through the trans-atrial or the trans-septal approach. Although the trans-atrial is the preferred method, the trans-septal approach has also been used recently and has a particular value in beating-heart mitral valve surgery. Herein we report our experience with beating-heart mitral valve surgery via(More)
OBJECTIVE Phylogenetically, hepatitis B virus (HBV) is classified into genotypes and subgenotypes used for epidemiological studies. The aim of this study is to know the distribution of HBV subgenotypes D in our environment. METHODS From 401 patients HBV surface antigen positive, HBV DNA-positive, partial HBV-DNA S gene was amplified, sequenced and(More)