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Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) allows identification of airway wall structures and could potentially be utilised for in vivo studies of airway thickening in asthma. The present study investigated whether inflation of the fluid-filled balloon sheath over the transducer (necessary to provide sonic coupling with the airway wall) influenced in vitro… (More)
A series of seventy-three adult patients undergoing open-heart surgery was studied, in whom a Swan-Ganz pulmonary artery catheter was inserted. The incidence of complications occurring during insertion and use of the catheter was noted, and a controlled trial carried out to determine the efficacy of lignocaine 1 mg/kg iv in preventing ventricular… (More)
A retrospective comparison was made between two groups of 50 adult patients who underwent open-heart surgery in an operating suite with two adjacent rooms, one of which was equipped with a laminar flow enclosure. Core and body surface temperatures were measured at 15-min intervals for the 1st h after commencement of surgery. Patients in a laminar flow… (More)
A unique patient is described who experienced two episodes of pulmonary edema following re-expansion of two left pneumothoraces occurring months apart. Successful surgical treatment was carried out at thoracotomy. Factors regarding pathogenesis are discussed.
We present a case of colonoscopically assisted intracorporeal laparoscopic wedge resection of a benign right colon lesion. The operative technique is described and the rationale discussed with reference to current literature.
We report the restoration of binaural hearing in an 88-year-old man who was experiencing significant communication difficulties. His preoperative air conduction thresholds had revealed a pure-tone average of 55 dB for the left ear and 107 dB for the right, and he was dissatisfied with the benefits provided by his BICROS hearing aid arrangement that had been… (More)