Levente Lukács

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The adverse effects on an in vitro model of oxmetidine, an H2-blocking agent which has been shown to produce hepatic injury in 1 to 4% of patients, were compared with those of cimetidine and ranitidine which have led to only rare instances of hepatic injury. Suspensions of hepatocytes, freshly isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats, were exposed to the three(More)
Carotid stenting is a minimally invasive treatment for extracranial carotid artery stenosis. Stent design may affect technical success and complications in a certain subgroup of patients. We examined the wall adaptability of a new closed-cell carotid stent (NexStent), which has a unique rolled sheet design. Forty-one patients had 42 carotid arteries treated(More)
PURPOSE To assess primary success and safety of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and/or stenting of innominate artery lesions and to compare its 30-day stroke/mortality level with the literature data. METHODS A total of 72 patients (77 stenoses, five recurrent, 58 symptomatic and 39 female) with seven innominate vessel occlusions, nine subocclusive(More)
Clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of 50 cases of cardiac myxoma seen over a 20-year period from 1974 to 1994 has been reviewed. There were 17 men and 33 women of mean age 55.2 (range 16-81) years. Echocardiography confirmed the diagnosis in all patients. The location of myxomas was as follows: left atrial alone in 42 patients, right atrial(More)
Cefamandole nafate and cephalothin sodium were administered as prophylaxis in a randomized, prospective study to 80 consecutive patients undergoing open heart surgery. The two groups matched well in age, sex, and type of operation. Postoperative infection developed in 2 of 40 patients (5%) in the cefamandole-treated group and in 11 of 40 patients (27.5%) in(More)