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Improvement in pulmonary function and elastic recoil after lung-reduction surgery for diffuse emphysema.
Lung-reduction surgery can produce increases in the elastic recoil of the lung in patients with diffuse emphysema, leading to short-term improvement in dyspnea and exercise tolerance.
Unilateral thoracoscopic surgical approach for diffuse emphysema.
The lateral thoracoscopic surgical approach to diffuse emphysema offers significant improvement in pulmonary mechanics and functional impairment and the combination of both hypercapnia and reduced single-breath diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide was significantly more frequent and was 86% specific in predicting serious postoperative risk.
Relation between antral motility and gastric emptying of solids and liquids in humans.
These human data are consistent with a role of antral pressure activity in trituration of solid food and arole of the antrum in the subsequent propulsion of solids and liquids from the stomach.
Transit of solids through the human colon: regional quantification in the unprepared bowel.
The ascending and transverse colon appear to be sites of storage of solid residue, whereas the left colon and rectosigmoid function mainly as conduits.
Concise parathyroidectomy: the impact of preoperative SPECT 99mTc sestamibi scanning and intraoperative quick parathormone assay.
Routine use of intraoperative quick parathormone measurement and preoperative 99mTc sestamibi SPECT is as safe, effective, and cost-effective as conventional approaches to parathyroidectomy.
Hepatic cyst infection in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
Clinical and laboratory features and the use of modern scanning techniques facilitate a prompt diagnosis of infection in hepatic cysts in ADPKD and its diagnosis and management is reviewed.
Human gastric emptying and colonic filling of solids characterized by a new method.
111In-labeled Amberlite pellets provide an excellent marker for the study of gastric and small bowel transit and colonic filling in humans and act as a reservoir and transfers boluses of variable sizes into the colon, often soon after the intake of a subsequent meal.
Determinants of stool frequency after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis.
It is concluded that ileal pouch motility and stool output are major determinants of stool frequency after ilesal pouch-anal anastomosis.
Comparison of indium-labeled-leukocyte imaging with sequential technetium-gallium scanning in the diagnosis of low-grade musculoskeletal sepsis. A prospective study.
We prospectively compared sequential technetium-gallium imaging with indium-labeled-leukocyte imaging in fifty patients with suspected low-grade musculoskeletal sepsis. Adequate images and follow-up
Transit through the proximal colon influences stool weight in the irritable bowel syndrome.
The inherent variability of symptoms and motor abnormalities in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome has hampered the demonstration of motor abnormalities that could underlie symptoms. The aim