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BACKGROUND Traditional great saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting is associated with a significant risk of impaired wound healing. Endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting (EVH) has been introduced in an effort to reduce the incidence of leg-wound complications, whereas the histological quality and long-term patency of harvested grafts are(More)
BACKGROUND Deep accidental hypothermia (core temperature <28 degrees C) is an uncommon medical emergency requiring rapid active core rewarming. Extracorporeal circulation has become the treatment of choice for deep hypothermic patients with cardiac arrest. CASE REPORT We report on a 30-year-old patient who suffered from deep accidental hypothermia (core(More)
This study was done to compare the protective effect of blood and crystalloid cardioplegia in patients with left ventricular dysfunction undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Sixty consecutive patients with left ventricular ejection fraction < 35% scheduled for CABG with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass without additional procedures were(More)
BACKGROUND Radial artery is widely accepted for surgical myocardial revascularization due to reported better long-term patency than venous grafts. Endoscopic radial artery harvesting (ERAH) represents a modern method associated with reduction of post-harvesting complications in comparison with the traditional radial artery harvesting. METHODS From October(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to determine whether the postoperative and midterm outcomes of minimally invasive and endoscopic great saphenous vein harvesting are comparable. METHODS From February 2004 to September 2006, 120 patients underwent minimally invasive vein harvesting, and subsequently 150 patients had endoscopic vein harvesting for CABG. Patients were(More)
The most widely used way of reconstruction of the urinary pathways in transplantations of the kidney is at present a ureteroneocysto anastomosis. In some patients this type of reconstruction is difficult, if not impossible (adhesions in the lesser pelvis of the recipient, atrophic urinary bladder, short ureter of the graft, transplantation of child(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is a consequence of coronary artery disease and the main underlying mechanism is augmented leaflet tethering due to outward displacement of the papillary muscles. Although mitral annuloplasty combined with coronary revascularization is usually effective in the treatment of IMR, occasionally the regurgitation(More)
AIM We sought to compare the impact of endoscopic and minimally invasive great saphenous vein harvesting on leg-related patient morbidity after coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS From February 2004 to July 2006, 120 patients underwent minimally invasive vein harvesting, and 180 patients underwent endoscopic vein harvesting for coronary artery bypass(More)
Haloperidol, when injected regularly during 3 weeks at a dose of 0.1 mg/kg, influenced glial cells and neuropile. The conditions of the glial cells suggested their increased metabolism. Morphometry revealed increased density of axodendritic synapses and reduced density of axospinal synapses at the spinal collumin the IV layer of medial prefrontal cortex.(More)