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February 17, 2018
A balanced comment on the occasion of the latest retrospective nonrandomised Coselli report on redo thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs).
July 28, 2017
Patient Care The first total aortic replacement in Malaysia was performed for a patient with a thoracoabdominal aneurysm at the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur.
July 12, 2017
Preoperative Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) with the Powerbreathe device was assessed with regard to whether A-a gradients and inspiratory muscle power would be improved after CABG.  A group of 40 male patients were randomized to receiving (20) or not receiving (20) preop IMT.
March 4, 2016
The optimal timing of tracheotomy in critically ill patients remains a topic of debate. The Authors performed a systematic review to clarify the potential benefits of early versus late tracheotomy. Three categories of timing of tracheotomy (within 4 versus after 10 days, within 4 versus after 5 days, within 10 versus after 10 days) were analyzed.
April 14, 2014
This study evaluated the use of ultrasound to assess diaphragm thickening, rather than diaphragm motion, to predict extubation success.  Measurements were made in 63 ventilated patients, end-expiration and end-inspiration differences in thickness during spontaneous breathing were calculated, and the outcome was extubation within 48 hr.  The ROC AUC w