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Current status of genitourinary fistula
From 1970-1985, 303 women with genitourinary fistulas were seen at the Mayo Clinic. The fistula formed after treatment for benign conditions in 74% of the patients and malignant conditions in 14%; inExpand
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Validation of the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism in general practice database studies.
AIMS The study was conducted to determine whether the method for selecting cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) from general practice databases significantly affected the findings of anExpand
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Maximizing the utilization of donor organs offered for lung transplantation.
The number of patients awaiting lung transplantation (LT) and waiting time for surgery is increasing. In Australia, LT rates are 4. 6/million population/yr, which despite low organ donation rates,Expand
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Risk factors for morbidity in mechanically ventilated patients with acute severe asthma.
Acute severe asthma is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We retrospectively quantified hypotension, pulmonary barotrauma, and cardiac arrhythmias in all patients with severe asthmaExpand
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Acute fibrinoid organizing pneumonia after lung transplantation.
RATIONALE The barrier to long-term success after lung transplantation is the development of chronic lung allograft dysfunction. As the experience with lung transplantation accrues, it has becomeExpand
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Cysts of the Oral and Maxillofacial Region
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The six‐minute walk test: a useful metric for the cardiopulmonary patient
Measurement of exercise capacity is an integral element in assessment of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. The 6‐min walk test (6MWT) provides information regarding functional capacity, responseExpand
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Human cytomegalovirus load in plasma and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid: a longitudinal study of lung transplant recipients.
BACKGROUND In lung transplant recipients (LTRs), the measurement of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) load dynamics in the local environment of the lung allograft may offer distinct advantages over theirExpand
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Mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pathophysiologic review.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide and is often complicated by the development of pulmonary hypertension (PHT). The presence of PHT inExpand
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Sirolimus allows renal recovery in lung and heart transplant recipients with chronic renal impairment.
BACKGROUND Until recently, there has been no practical alternative to the use of calcineurin inhibitors (CIs) as primary immunosuppressants in lung transplantation (LTx) and heart transplantationExpand
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