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OBJECTIVE To more fully define the influence of COPD in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS One hundred ninety-one patients with COPD underwent CABG from March 1, 1995, to June 21, 1996. There were 129 male and 62 female patients. The mean age was 69 years (45 to 86 years). Patients with COPD were defined according to the(More)
Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common tumor of the lower genitourinary tract in children in the first 2 decades of life. Most cases of genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma are of the embryonal histologic subtype and include tumors of the bladder, prostate, testes and paratesticular sites, penis, perineum, vagina, and uterus. The natural history, pattern of(More)
13532 Background: The role of palliative surgical resection in patients presenting with locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) is unclear. Resection is often limited to symptomatic management of bleeding, obstruction, perforation or for relief of pain, in patients with an adequate performance status and an expected life span of over several(More)
Large numbers of specimens (5000-18,000) were screened for amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, and phencyclidine by RIA (Roche), Emit II (Syva), and a new immunoassay, CEDIA (cloned enzyme donor immunoassay, Microgenics). All immunoassays performed equivalently for cocaine, opiates, and phencyclidine. All immunoassays detected the same(More)
As the number of nonagenarians increases yearly in the United States, surgeons will be asked more often to evaluate the possibility of intervention for coronary artery disease in this age group. The purpose of this study is to document experience with patients 90 years of age or older in order to determine whether coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is(More)
The clinical records of 53 patients who had head injury and facial trauma were reviewed and analyzed to ascertain what affect head injury had on the repair of facial fractures. The study was designed to establish the incidence of complications and to discover what factors contributed to untoward sequela in such patients. It was found that the neurologically(More)
BACKGROUND The implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) was introduced clinically in 1980 for the management of ventricular arrhythmias. METHODS From January 31, 1989, through May 29, 1996, 329 ICD devices were implanted at Allegheny University Hospital, Hahnemann Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All device-related infections were examined. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic aorto-right ventricular (Ao-RV) fistulas are rare lesions that result in congestive heart failure if left untreated. Early diagnosis and prompt surgical intervention are required to avoid the natural outcome of cardiac decompensation. METHODS All cases of traumatic Ao-RV fistula described in the English literature since 1958 were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine which hip provocation maneuvers best predict the presence of an intra-articular hip pathology. DESIGN Prospective diagnostic study. SETTING Musculoskeletal clinic at a university-based multispecialty group practice. PARTICIPANTS Fifty subjects referred for intra-articular hip injection under fluoroscopic guidance. (More)