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Pleuropneumonectomy in the management of diffuse malignant mesothelioma of the pleura. Experience with 29 patients.
An analysis is made of the results of pleuropneumonectomy for diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma in 29 patients and a comparison is made with the results of non-surgical treatment in a further 17Expand
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Fifteen-year experience with the mitral Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT pericardial bioprosthesis.
BACKGROUND This multicenter study concerning the mitral PERIMOUNT valve previously reported clinical results at 12 years; this report updates the performance to 15 years postoperatively. METHODSExpand
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Pacemaker‐Induced Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: Report of Four Cases and Review of the Literature
GOUDEVENOS, J.A., et al.: Pacemaker‐Induced Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: Report of Four Cases and Review of the Literature Superior vena cava syndrome due to transvenous pacing leads is a rare event.Expand
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Structural valve deterioration in mitral replacement surgery: comparison of Carpentier-Edwards supra-annular porcine and perimount pericardial bioprostheses.
BACKGROUND Bioprostheses preserved with glutaraldehyde, both porcine and pericardial, have been available as second-generation prostheses for valve replacement surgery. The performance with regard toExpand
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The effects of four different crystalloid bypass pump-priming fluids upon the metabolic response to cardiac operation.
The crystalloid solutions used to prime cardiopulmonary bypass pumps frequently contain metabolically active substrates. However, there is a lack of controlled studies to investigate the metabolicExpand
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Tracheo-oesophageal fistula and oesophageal atresia: results of 30 years' experience
One hundred and sixteen cases of oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula operated upon during the period 1939-67 are reviewed. Current views on, initially, surgical care and ultimateExpand
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Twelve-year experience with Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT pericardial valve in the mitral position: a multicenter study.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY The study aim was to assess the durability of the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT pericardial bioprosthesis in the mitral position. METHODS This seven-centerExpand
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Open heart operation in patients suffering from hereditary spherocytosis.
Hereditary spherocytosis is a clinically heterogeneous, genetically determined red blood cell membrane disorder resulting in hemolytic anemia. Structural or functional disorders of the cytoskeletalExpand
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Packing the chest: a useful technique for intractable bleeding after open heart operation.
Mediastinal bleeding can be a problem after cardiac surgery, either as a result of coagulation derangements or technical problems. We evaluated 100 patients, treated with temporary chest packing forExpand
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Mechanical, but not infective, pacemaker erosion may be successfully managed by re-implantation of pacemakers.
OBJECTIVE--When a pacemaker box causes erosion it is usually removed and a new pacemaker implanted at a contralateral site. In this study when there was no evidence of systemic infection an attemptExpand
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