Moheb A. Rashid

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BACKGROUND Extrapleural hematoma has been found mostly in single case reports as diagnoses with different names. Although huge extrapleural hematoma can cause ventilatory and circulatory disturbances and even death, it has received almost no attention in the literature. Certain basic and modern facts need to be clarified regarding the definition,(More)
  • M A Rashid
  • The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon
  • 1999
The current article reports on a rare case recently experienced, in which a medially displaced extrapleural fat layer with parietal pleura, revealed by CT scan of the chest, was a sign of traumatic extrapleural hematoma. Video-assisted thoracic surgery was not suited to approaching and managing the extrapleural hematoma, so that a limited thoracotomy was(More)
We have studied the hypothesis that free-radical generation during cardiac surgery could explain partly the pathophysiology of ischemic or reperfusion injury during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Ten patients undergoing cardiac surgery using CPB were prospectively studied. Malondialdehyde (MDA) was measured as a marker of free-radical-induced lipid(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out if the presence of a sternal fracture indicates cardiac and aortic injuries and to clarify the difference between a retrosternal haematoma and widened mediastinum. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Teaching hospital, Sweden. SUBJECTS 418 patients with blunt chest trauma of whom 29 had a fractured sternum (11 with retrosternal(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out whether we could manage critical pulmonary haemorrhages in penetrating injuries, and to report our experience with blunt trauma of the lung. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Teaching hospital, Sweden. SUBJECTS 81 patients who presented with pulmonary injuries during the period January 1988-December 1997; 6 were penetrating and(More)
Tube thoracostomy is an invasive and common procedure that is often life-saving, but by no means innocuous. We describe herein a case of chest trauma in which the chest tube crossed through the mediastinum between aorta and esophagus and penetrated the contralateral pleural cavity causing mild hemothorax. A literature search has failed to identify a similar(More)
During cardiac operations, the heart is subjected to total ischemia and reperfusion, causing serious operative and postoperative complications such as arrhythmias, heart failure, and infarctions that may be partly due to free radical generation. Thus, allopurinol was tested to see if it could reduce cardiac complications during open heart operations. Ninety(More)
Two hundred and ninety-nine patients received 325 Carpentier-Edwards biological valves from April 1976 to April 1982. Valves were placed in the following positions: 150 aortic (AVR), 120 mitral (MVR), 26 multiple (MR), 2 pulmonary (PR) and 1 tricuspid (TR). The mean age was 54.7 years. The total follow-up time was 2545 patient-years. Patients were divided(More)