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Diaphragm - Reconstruction

February 4, 2019
The authors highlight the importance of history-taking and a high index of suspicion to diagnose cases of neglected traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.
December 23, 2017
Minimally invasive plication of the diaphragm is a life changing procedure for patients affeted by diaphragm paralysis. The three-port procedure was conceived in Middlesbrough and it is now spreading around UK and beyond.
April 30, 2015
This prospective study evaluated QOL and lung function after extended pleurectomy/decortication (EPD) for mesothelioma in 36 patients.  Patients with performance status (PS) 0 experienced little or no improvement in QOL but did have a significant decrease in lung function (FVC, FEV1, TLC, DLCO).  Patients with PS 1-2 experienced improved QOL and no i
October 16, 2014
In the last EACTS meeting celebrated in Milan, presented by A. Kerr nee Bradley and colleagues from Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, are the first data in humans showing the improvement in chest wall motion in both operated and contralateral sides following diaphragmatic plication for unilateral paralysis.