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INTRODUCTION Endogenous Cushing's syndrome is a clinical state resulting from prolonged, inappropriate exposure to excessive endogenous secretion of cortisol and hence excess circulating free cortisol, characterized by loss of the normal feedback mechanisms of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis and the normal circadian rhythm of cortisol secretion [2].(More)
The patient suffered loss of consciousness, dysarthria and right sided hemiparesis. The CT scan and MRI scans were negative. These findings are more in keeping with a diagnosis of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or mild CVA. Hypoglycemia per se does not usually cause hemiparesis. The blood glucose level was low but I am not sure if one can conclude that(More)
BACKGROUND beside the well known predominance of distant vs. loco-regional relapse, several aspects of the relapse pattern still have not been fully elucidated. METHODS prospective, controlled study on 88 patients operated for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a 15 months period. Stage IIIA existed in 35(39.8%) patients, whilst stages IB, IIA and IIB(More)
INTRODUCTION Tracheobronchial tumours usually cause an airway obstruction and secondary pulmonary infections. Although rare, they are an important differential diagnosis as they may mimic other conditions and diseases. This paper aims to analyse clinical, radiological and histological characteristics of the patients with tracheobronchial tumours diagnosed(More)
INTRODUCTION Solitary fibrous tumours of the pleura are uncommon and discovered fortuitously or in patients with non-specific respiratory symptoms. When associated with hypoglycaemia, they are commonly referred to as Doege-Potter syndrome. CASE OUTLINE A 68-year old woman presented with a large pleural mass. She had a long history of headache and(More)
Influence of physiotherapy on the outcome of the lung resection is still controversial. Study aim was to assess the influence of physiotherapy program on postoperative lung function and effort tolerance in lung cancer patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that are undergoing lobectomy or pneumonectomy. The prospective study included 56(More)
BACKGROUND The pattern and factors influencing the lung function recovery in the first postoperative days are still not fully elucidated, especially in patients at increased risk. METHODS Prospective study on 60 patients at increased risk, who underwent a lung resection for primary lung cancer. INCLUSION CRITERIA complete resection and one or more known(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate validity of transthoracic ultrasonography in diagnosis and evaluation of the results of initial surgical therapy of acute pleural empyema. The study included 49 patients with II stage acute pleural empyema. Initial surgical tretament was indicated according to CT and transthoracic ultrasonography findings. Evaluation of(More)
BACKGROUND No method is currently available for preoperative approximation of the patient's situation to the one existing during pneumonectomy in general anesthesia with alternations of single and double-lung ventilation in the lateral position. We hypothesized that a patient breathing the room air in the sitting position, with the main bronchus occluded by(More)
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