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BACKGROUND According to some reports, left hemidiaphragmatic paralysis due to phrenic nerve injury may occur following cardiac surgery. The purpose of this study was to document the effects on phrenic nerve injury of whole body hypothermia, use of ice-slush around the heart and mammary artery harvesting. METHODS Electrophysiology of phrenic nerves was(More)
Normal rat kidney cells (NRK) have been transformed with an avian sarcoma virus (ASV) mutant that induces a temperature-sensitive transformed phenotype. When compared in vitro different ASV-transformed clones showed different degrees of morphological transformation at the permissive temperature, while they all reverted to normal at 39 degrees C. Comparisons(More)
This study was designed to examine the relationship between pericardial fluid and plasma CRP levels, and to alterations in other biochemical parameters in patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). The study group consisted of 96 Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) patients who were referred to our clinic for a CABG procedure and from whom(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary tumor of the liver.(1,2) The most common extrahepatic metastatic sites are lung, abdominal lymph nodes and bone, while its cardiac metastasis is rare.(2,3) Metastasis of HCC into the cardiac cavity is mostly caused by direct tumor invasion of vena cava inferior with continuous extension into the(More)
BACKGROUND Various adverse effects of homologous blood transfusion detected particularly in open heart surgery, in which it is frequently used, lead researchers to study on autologous blood use and to evaluate the patient's blood better. Due to the complications of homologous blood transfusion, development of techniques that utilize less transfusion has(More)
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