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Predictors of mortality in patients with heart failure and preserved systolic function in the Digitalis Investigation Group trial.
OBJECTIVES We identified predictors of mortality in patients with preserved ejection fraction (EF) and clinical heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND Although diastolic HF is common, the factors thatExpand
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Management of pancreatic trauma.
  • R. Jones
  • Medicine
  • Annals of surgery
  • 1 December 1985
Since 1950, 300 patients sustaining pancreatic injuries have been managed. Three-fourths of the injuries were due to penetrating trauma with a 20% mortality and one-fourth due to blunt traumaExpand
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Sentinel lymph node biopsy followed by delayed mastectomy and reconstruction.
BACKGROUND The role of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy with total mastectomy is evolving. In patients who desire mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, the final pathologic results of the SLN mayExpand
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Evaluation of neoadjuvant chemotherapeutic response of locally advanced breast cancer by magnetic resonance imaging
The implementation of new treatment protocols for locally advanced breast cancer is currently limited by inaccurate evaluation of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. A recently developed dedicatedExpand
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The role of computed tomography in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
BACKGROUND Routine contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) has been described as an accurate diagnostic imaging modality in patients with acute appendicitis. However, most patients with acuteExpand
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Preliminary Outcome Analysis in Patients With Breast Cancer and a Positive Sentinel Lymph Node Who Declined Axillary Dissection
Background:This retrospective study was designed to provide a preliminary outcome analysis in patients with positive sentinel nodes who declined axillary dissection.Methods:A review was conducted ofExpand
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Emergency room assessment and treatment of patients with acute asthma. Adequacy of the conventional approach.
Abstract The adequacy of emergency room treatment of patients with acute severe asthma was assessed by analyzing the course of 127 visits to the emergency room by 102 patients. Using conventionalExpand
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Chronic, Massive Thrombotic Obstruction of the Pulmonary Arteries: Analysis of Four Operated Cases
Four patients with extensive, chronic pulmonary arterial thrombotic obstruction, are presented in whom thromboendarterectomy was attempted. The procedure was successful in two, both of whom are aliveExpand
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Tumor‐associated antigen TA‐90 immune complex assay predicts subclinical metastasis and survival for patients with early stage melanoma
TA‐90 is a tumor‐associated antigen first identified in the urine and sera of patients with metastatic melanoma. In the early stages of disease, TA‐90 is present in circulating immune complexes (ICs)Expand
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Evaluation of Antibiotic Therapy Following Penetrating Abdominal Trauma
Postoperative infection accounts for significant morbidity and mortality following penetrating abdominal trauma. During a 2 1/2-year period, December 1980 through June 1983, 257 patients sustainingExpand
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