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The use of ultrasonic energy in vessel harvesting for coronary artery bypass provides several advantages over the conventional diathermy during the preparation of the arterial graft, and harmonic... More
April 8, 2008
The impetus for intrabronchial treatment of emphysema came from the experiences with lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS).
April 8, 2008
Pulmonary nodules and masses are common reasons for referring patients to the pulmonologist, radiologist, and thoracic surgeon for evaluation. The burgeoning use of chest computed tomography for screening, to rule out pulmonary embolism, and for other indications may lead to a significant increase in patients with newly discovered lesions.
April 8, 2008
Tissue sealing remains a requirement for advanced general thoracic procedures with the aims of improving hemostasis, diminishing lymphatic fluid production, and prevention of postoperative air leaks.  Different products have become available in recent years that include commercial biological glues, autologous glues made on-site, and biological fibrin-based products.
April 16, 2006
Emphysema affects an estimated 60 million people worldwide. It is a disease associated with significant morbidity in the form of dyspnea and exercise limitation and mortality. The pathology behind this is the destruction of pulmonary parenchyma, both alveolar walls and interstitial tissue.
November 28, 2005
Aortic translocation for the treatment of patients with transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis appears to be an operation whose time has come. This operation was first reported by Hisashi Nikaidoh nearly 20 years ago, in 1984.
November 28, 2005
Introduction
May 25, 2005
A 52-year-old man presented to the emergency department with complaints of hemoptysis for two days (1/2 to 1 cup of bright blood).  At the time of admission, the patient reported a two-day history of fever (102o F) and chills, but denied weight loss or night sweats.
March 17, 2005
By Sorin V. Pusca, MD, Barry C. Esrig, MD, Preet M.S. Randhawa, MD, Dusan Knezevic, MD , and Muhamed Saric, MD

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