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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the airway: thirty-two-year experience.
METHODS We have reviewed our experience in 38 patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the upper airway seen between 1963 and 1995. The mean age was 44.8 years (15 to 80 years) with a male/femaleExpand
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Evaluation of a ventilation strategy to prevent barotrauma in patients at high risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome. Pressure- and Volume-Limited Ventilation Strategy Group.
BACKGROUND A strategy of mechanical ventilation that limits airway pressure and tidal volume while permitting hypercapnia has been recommended for patients with the acute respiratory distressExpand
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Significance of positive superior mediastinal nodes identified at mediastinoscopy in patients with resectable cancer of the lung.
The prognosis for resectable lung cancer with metastases in mediastinal nodes is not clear. There are 12 papers reporting results in such cases, and the 5 year survival figures range from 0% to 30%.Expand
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Massive hiatus hernia: evaluation and surgical management.
OBJECTIVE Paraesophageal hernias represent advanced degrees of sliding hiatus hernia with intrathoracic displacement of the intraesophageal junction. Gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs in mostExpand
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The timing of tracheotomy: a systematic review.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of the timing of tracheotomy on the duration of mechanical ventilation, the secondary changes to the trachea, and the clinical course of critically ill patientsExpand
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Use of silicone stents in the management of airway problems.
We report the use of a silicone rubber T tube for the management of complex airway problems in 47 patients during the past 15 years. The tube has been used for palliation in 11 patients withExpand
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Gastroplasty and Fundoplication for Complex Reflux Problems: Long‐term Results
Between 1964 and 1984, 430 patients with complex reflux problems were managed by a modified Collis gastroplasty and partial fundoplication. The indications for selecting the addition of gastroplastyExpand
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Results of combined pulmonary resection and cardiac operation.
BACKGROUND Concomitant lesions of the heart and lung are uncommon, but when present they pose a therapeutic challenge for thoracic surgeons. A combined procedure avoids the need for a second majorExpand
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Heart-lung or lung transplantation for Eisenmenger syndrome.
BACKGROUND The optimal therapy for end-stage Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is unknown. We analyzed the United Network for Organ Sharing/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation JointExpand
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