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Growth failure continues to be a problem in the management of children with renal failure. Children have improved growth after successful renal transplantation, but seldom have "catch-up" growth, or normal adult height. In this study we report the findings of an open label pilot study to determine the safety and efficacy of the use of recombinant human(More)
Endobronchial, ultrasound-guided, transbronchial needle aspiration has recently been introduced as an alternative to mediastinoscopy for lymph node staging of lung cancer and the diagnosis of respiratory diseases. This procedure is less invasive and more cost-effective, and multiple large studies have reported no associated complications. In this case, an(More)
Open thoracotomy procedures serve as the mainstay for surgical resection of pulmonary aspergilloma. These procedures are considered among the most challenging for thoracic surgeons, and postoperative morbidity and mortality rates are high. Here, we present patient who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for aspergilloma. Based on the success of(More)
Growth failure continues to be a problem in the management of children with renal failure. Children have improved growth after successful renal transplantation, but seldom have "catch-up" growth, or achieve normal adult height. Several investigators have reported the use of rhGH in children after renal transplantation and demonstrated improved height,(More)
BACKGROUND Mediastinoscopy is considered the gold standard for evaluating mediastinal lymph nodes. However, endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration has lately offered a less invasive alternative, with the ability to obtain nodal samples under direct visualization. Recent literature found an early learning curve for this technique.(More)
Methylmethacrylate is a prosthetic material commonly used for the reconstruction of large chest wall defects. We present the first reported case of delayed methylmethacrylate plate migration, which resulted in an aortic pseudoaneurysm with aortopulmonary fistula. Treatment management, including staged repair combining endovascular and open approaches, is(More)
Fourth branchial complex anomalies are rare and typically present in neonates or adolescents. Surgical management via open excision is the traditional approach to prevent recurrence. However, endoscopic sinus cauterization has recently been reported as a less invasive alternative. The current case report represents the first published account of a fourth(More)
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