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Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture is reported with increasing frequency and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to present our experience with the management of this injury. Sixty-five patients with TDR were treated in our hospital between January 1989 and May 2000. They were 54 men (83%) and 11 women (17%). Mean age(More)
A review of the management of 239 patients with sternal fractures in a busy trauma center between October 1989 and May 2000 was undertaken to determine the incidence, significance, morbidity, and mortality of this injury. There were 140 men and 99 women with a mean age of 50.3 years (range, 15 to 93 years). Sternal fractures accounted for 8% of admissions(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an albumin-glutaraldehyde tissue adhesive (BioGlue Surgical Adhesive) in preventing air leaks after bullectomy. METHODS Between January 1999 and June 2002, BioGlue was applied over the staple or suture lines of 21 consecutive patients who underwent resection of bullae for persistent(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to test the performance of an albumin-glutaraldehyde tissue adhesive, BioGlue(r) Surgical Adhesive (BioGlue) in the sealing of air leaks from pulmonary parenchyma and bronchopleural fistulas. MATERIAL/METHODS Between March 2000 and November 2001 BioGlue was applied in 38 randomly selected patients, who underwent 39(More)
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