Sudish C. Murthy

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OBJECTIVE To (1) characterize atrial fibrillation complicating lung cancer resection, (2) evaluate its temporal relationship to other postoperative complications, and (3) assess its economics. METHODS From January 1998 to August 2002, 604 patients underwent anatomic lung cancer resection. Atrial fibrillation prevalence, onset, and temporal associations(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE s: To report and analyze our 6-year experience with implanting 112 self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) using flexible bronchoscopy (FB). DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective study, tertiary-care hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS The studied population consisted of 82 patients (mean age, 59.1 years; range, 37 to 83 years), who received SEMSs(More)
OBJECTIVE Postoperative atrial fibrillation complicates recovery in 20% to 25% of patients after esophagectomy for cancer. The purpose of this study is to understand this phenomenon. METHODS Between 1982 and 2000, 198 (22% of 921) patients had postoperative atrial fibrillation after esophagectomy. Propensity scoring and the Greedy Match algorithm were(More)
OBJECTIVE The study objectives were to (1) compare survival after lung transplantation in patients requiring pretransplant mechanical ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with that of patients not requiring mechanical support and (2) identify risk factors for mortality. METHODS Data were obtained from the United Network for Organ Sharing for(More)
PURPOSE To assess the impact of fractionation upon tumor control and toxicity in medically inoperable early stage lung cancer patients treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy. METHODS We reviewed 94 consecutive stereotactic body radiotherapy treatments (86 patients) with medically inoperable stage I non-small cell lung cancer receiving either 50 Gy in(More)
In April 1981 Xerox introduced the Star 8010 workstation, the first commercial system with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the first to use the “desktop” metaphor to organize a user’s interactions with the computer. Despite the perception of huge progress, from the perspective of design and usage models, there has been precious little progress in the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with time-related survival after pulmonary metastasectomy for renal cell carcinoma and to confirm the safety of metastasectomy. METHODS From January 1986 to July 2001, 417 patients were diagnosed with pulmonary metastases from renal cell carcinoma; 92 underwent pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Outcomes of lung transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are thought to be worse than those for other indications, although the reasons are unknown. In addition, the choice of single versus double lung transplantation is unclear. To guide decision-making, we (1) compared survival of patients receiving transplantation for IPF with(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify factors that have contributed to reduced rates of death and complications after esophageal resection in a 17-year period at a tertiary referral center. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA There has been an evolving refinement in surgical technique and perioperative management of patients undergoing esophageal resection at Queen Mary Hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Leakage from esophageal anastomoses is higher than that for other gastrointestinal anastomoses. An intrathoracic anastomotic leak is a potentially catastrophic event. METHODS Patients with and without thoracic anastomotic leakage were compared for predisposing factors. Leak-related mortality was analyzed. RESULTS Of 475 patients, there were(More)