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This case report describes a young woman who presented with severe respiratory distress due to a spontaneous diaphragmatic hernia that was caused by labor contractions, which was managed by the... More
September 3, 2008
Traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta is a common cause of death after motor vehicle accidents. The gold standard for treatment of traumatic rupture of the descending thoracic aorta is a left thoraoctomy with replacement of the affected aorta. The endovascular treatment of aortic transection is an emerging alternative in multi-traumatized patients.
August 21, 2008
Patient Selection Bullous emphysema is histologically referred to as the presence of emphysematous areas
August 21, 2008
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August 21, 2008
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August 20, 2008
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August 19, 2008
This procedure is performed in patients with emphysema to improve their exercise tolerance and quality of life.  Specific criteria were established by the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) published in 2003.

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