Marvin Pomerantz

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Between August 1983 and October 1990, 42 patients with resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis underwent 44 pulmonary resections. During the same time, 38 patients with mycobacterial infections other than tuberculosis had 41 pulmonary resections. All patients either were poor candidates for medical therapy alone or had existing complications requiring surgical(More)
Tuberculosis has infected the human race for thousands of years. The best medical therapy in this country failed to eradicate the disease. In its current most virulent form it is drug resistant and will affect the practice of thoracic surgery once again. The most common indications for resection in patients with tuberculosis are drug resistance and(More)
OBJECTIVE Lady Windermere syndrome is a well-known but poorly understood female predominant phenotype of isolated right middle lobe and lingular bronchiectasis associated with non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection. Despite lengthy multidrug antibiotic treatment, the presence of damaged parenchymal tissue leads to symptomatic disease recurrence,(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic lung infections involving nontuberculous mycobacteria are often inadequately treated owing to concomitant lung parenchymal damage, leading to persistence of the offending organisms. Little is known about the results of surgical therapy as part of a multimodality approach to these infections. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted(More)
BACKGROUND The potential benefits of thoracoscopic lobectomy and segmentectomy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer have been well documented in the literature. However, little is known about the use of these techniques in patients requiring resection for infectious or inflammatory lung disease. METHODS Using a prospectively collected database, we(More)
OBJECTIVE Single-lung transplantation is an accepted treatment for end-stage lung disease caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A complication unique to single-lung transplantation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is graft dysfunction due to compression caused by native lung hyperinflation. We hypothesized that patients with functional(More)
Due to unpredicted factors, the incidence of tuberculosis is increasing in the United States. Despite excellent anti-tuberculous medication, some patients will require surgical management. The majority of these patients present with multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB). Surgery is indicated, but only after the best possible anti-tuberculous regime has(More)