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Ruptured aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva in Oriental patients.
The pathogenetic mechanisms of ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva in Oriental patients is more or less a simple and uniform disease entity in contrast to the more diverse and protean pathologic profiles encountered in Western series. Expand
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis: experience in 36 cases.
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis occurred most frequently in middle-aged women with a history of recurrent urinary tract disorder and cephalothin plus gentamicin or tobramycin were the drugs of choice before surgical intervention. Expand
Infected aortic aneurysms: clinical outcome and risk factor analysis.
With timely surgical intervention and prolonged antibiotic treatment, in situ graft replacement provides an excellent outcome in patients with primary infected aortic aneurysms and elective operation. Expand
Surgical treatment for primary infected aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta, and iliac arteries.
Infected aortic aneurysm is common in Taiwan, and Salmonella species were the most common responsible microorganisms, and in situ graft replacement provided a good outcome. Expand
Risk factors for nosocomial infection during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Overall, the only independent risk factor for ECMO-related nosocomial infection identified in this study was prolonged ECMO use. Expand
Turbulence characteristics downstream of bileaflet aortic valve prostheses.
  • J. Liu, P. Lu, S. Chu
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Journal of biomechanical engineering
  • 1 April 2000
The smallest turbulence length scale, which offers a more reliable estimate of the effects of turbulence on blood cell damage, was three times the size of red blood cells and five times thesize of platelets, which suggests that there is more direct interaction with the blood cells, thus causing more damage. Expand
Efficacy of ultrafiltration in removing inflammatory mediators during pediatric cardiac operations.
The efficacy in removing the inflammatory mediators generated during cardiopulmonary bypass did not differ between modified and conventional ultrafiltration. Expand
Urologic cancers in uremic patients.
Uremic patients are at greater risk of developing urologic cancer, and multiple underlying renal diseases contributed to the development of these cases. Expand
Risk factors for primary bacteremia and endovascular infection in patients without acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who have nontyphoid salmonellosis.
The positive predictor of endovascular infection in adult patients with primary bacteremia was group C Salmonella infection, and negative predictors were immunodeficiency and solid-organ cancer. Expand
Local infusion of bupivacaine combined with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia provides better pain relief than intravenous patient-controlled analgesia alone in patients undergoing minimally
In this controlled double-blind study, thoracotomy wound infusion and patient-controlled analgesia were superior to patient- controlled analgesia alone in reducing pain at 1, 3, and 90 days after minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Expand