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The most common approach in the treatment of bifurcation lesions is stenting only the main branch (MB) with provisional T-stenting of the side branch (SB). However, some bifurcation lesions may have extensive disease within a large SB requiring stenting of this vessel. The "crush" technique, which has been proposed as an alternative approach to other(More)
Two pregnant patients at term, suffering from major burn wounds, were treated in our burn unit during the year 1995, both were delivered immediately after admission by caesarean section. One of them had smoke inhalation injury which needed mechanical ventilation, both mothers and newborns survived. In spite of low maternal carboxyhaemoglobin the fetal cord(More)
Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) of complex coronary lesions in patients with severely depressed left ventricular (LV) function may increasingly constitute an alternative to surgical revascularization. The availability of hemodynamic support devices offers a promising option to reduce PCI-related complications in such high-risk procedures. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the antepartum and intrapartum course of Jewish and Arab great-grandmultiparas from central and peripheral areas in Israel to age-matched control multiparous women. METHODS Medical records of four groups of parturients were compared: great-grandmultiparas (para > or = 9) and multiparae (para 2-5) delivering at Nazareth E.M.M.S.(More)
BACKGROUND Femoral nerve blockade (FNB) provides effective postoperative analgesia in children undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery as evidenced by their opioid-sparing effects and decreased postoperative pain scores. Increasing the local anesthetic concentration in peripheral nerve blockade for adults undergoing orthopedic surgery has been shown to be(More)
OBJECTIVES The current study compared the amount of oxymetazoline delivered by various anesthesia providers when holding the bottle in the upright and inverted position. Additionally, the amount delivered from a full bottle and a half-full bottle was also investigated. METHODS Using an analytical balance that was calibrated to zero, we evaluated the(More)
OBJECTIVES The current study prospectively evaluates the administration of fluid through commonly used vascular cannulas of various length and diameter. DESIGN Observational, in vitro experiment. SETTING Not applicable. SUBJECTS No human subjects. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Fluid (500 mL) was administered via gravity flow(More)
Given the size of the esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) probe and the compressibility of the pediatric airway, the EGD probe may increase the intracuff pressure (IP) of an airway device. The current study evaluated IP changes during EGD examination under general anesthesia in pediatric patients. Following the induction of anesthesia, a laryngeal mask airway(More)
OBJECTIVE Direct laryngoscopy (DL) is the most common technique for endotracheal intubation, whereas videolaryngoscopy provides an indirect view of the glottis without the need to align the oral, pharyngeal, and tracheal axes. The current study compares videolaryngoscopy with DL among experienced and inexperienced users for endotracheal intubation using a(More)