Vassili Novak

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Described herein is a new modification of the lacrimal pathway intubation in children with efferent lacrimal pathway obstruction. For removal of the intubation set probe without olive tips from the inferior nasal meatus, a special titanium loop is used. An endoscopic technique allows us a basically more considerate performance of this procedure and to speed(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of the first epidemiological study on out-of-hospital resuscitation in Estonia. METHODS A prospective cohort study of 2108 consecutive standardized reports on out-of-hospital resuscitation attempts from 1 January 1999 to 31 December 2002 was conducted according to the Utstein style. RESULTS In all, 67.3% (1419/2108) of(More)
INTRODUCTION Interspinous spacers are supposed to reduce the segmental extension with a decrease in the expansion of yellow ligaments into the spinal canal, thus avoiding the dynamic narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of nerve roots. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and post-operative complications during one year in(More)
In ophthalmology, the orbital exenteration presents the most mutilating surgical procedure. The surgical technique presented by authors, preserves the eyelids and conjunctival sac. This surgical procedure was suggested and repeatedly performed in adult patients with extensive benign tumors (mostly meningeomas) by J. Otradovec and J. Safár. The enucleation(More)
Based on their longstanding experience of a department with surgical treatment of small-cell carcinoma of the lungs, the authors give an account of their experience. During the five-year period (1988-1992), when also patients in the third stage of the disease were operated, the authors followed up the survival after operation in relation to the presence or(More)
The authors present an account on their experience with biodegradation of silicone cannulas used for drainage of the efferent lacrimal system. They examined by means of a light microscope (enlargement up to 140 x) 38 cannulas, inserted into the lacrimal pathways for 1-7 months. They did not observe any biological damage of the surface of the cannula, not(More)