Learn More
OBJECTIVE We examined the effects of aprotinin on graft patency, prevalence of myocardial infarction, and blood loss in patients undergoing primary coronary surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS Patients from 13 international sites were randomized to receive intraoperative aprotinin (n = 436) or placebo (n = 434). Graft angiography was obtained a(More)
OBJECTIVE The internal thoracic artery has become the conduit of choice for coronary artery bypass grafting. To avoid spasm of the artery, and increases in its diameter and flow, various vasodilators have been used either intraluminally or by topical application by different surgeons. In order to define the best vasodilating agent for preparation of the(More)
During an 11-month period, 4 patients underwent surgical removal of a mobile, pedunculated left ventricular thrombus. All 4 patients had a history of myocardial infarction. Two of the 4 patients had systemic emboli, and in the 2 others, the ventricular thrombi were removed to prevent emboli. The thrombus was removed during the acute phase of myocardial(More)
Massive spontaneous hemothorax is a very uncommon, life-threatening situation. Acute dissection and ruptured aorta can be one of the differential diagnoses, but usually the clinical feature is completely different, and very few patients have survived this event and received medical attention. Among other causes of spontaneous bleeding, some are extremely(More)
A suture granuloma was resected which developed after segmentectomy of a squamous cell carcinoma of the lung and radiologically mimicked a neoplasm. This report emphasises that although the appearance of the lesion may be typical for malignancy, the possibility of a benign suture granuloma should be considered, especially if the lesion appears shortly after(More)
A 55-year-old man developed recurrent angina pectoris 2 years after coronary artery bypass grafting. Cardiac catheterization demonstrated that the venous grafts were patent, but selective left internal mammary angiogram showed multiple fistulous connections between the internal mammary artery and the pulmonary vasculature of the left upper lobe. After(More)
A 16-year-old patient with Behçet's syndrome had massive hemoptysis due to a ruptured aneurysm of a segmental artery of the left lung. Emergency left lower lobectomy was performed. The patient is well 12 months after operation. There have been no further episodes of hemoptysis.
BACKGROUND Induction chemotherapy before operation is beneficial for patients with advanced locoregional non-small cell lung cancer. However, no optimal regimen has been established. This study assesses feasibility, response, resectability, and survival of chemotherapy followed by chemoradiation before operation in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.(More)