Leendert Keus

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PURPOSE We wanted to assess the prevalence of pulmonary dysfunction as the underlying reason for inoperability among patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who were considered for surgical treatment at the time of diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a retrospective analysis of all patients with NSCLC referred to our pulmonary function(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of endobronchial argon plasma coagulation (APC) for the treatment of hemoptysis and neoplastic airway obstruction. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Bronchoscopy unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS A total of 60 patients with bronchogenic carcinoma (n = 43), metastatic tumors affecting the bronchi (n =(More)
INTRODUCTION A partial sitting position has been reported to increase functional residual capacity (FRC) in lean subjects, whereas FRC does not change with position in the morbidly obese. The effects of positioning in the subgroup of overweight and mildly to moderately obese subjects have not been examined. We hypothesized that a change in FRC may be(More)
BACKGROUND Predicting postoperative lung function is important for estimating the risk of complications and long-term disability after pulmonary resection. We investigated the capability of vibration response imaging (VRI) as an alternative to lung scintigraphy for prediction of postoperative lung function in patients with intrathoracic malignancies. (More)
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