CARDIOLOGY

Stenting for Benign Airway Obstruction

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Qualitative criteria Quantitative criteria Histology Extent (vertical length) Benign Normal Malignant Focal  Multifocal  Diffuse Mechanism Severity of airway narrowing Extrinsic Normal Intraluminal Mild (<50 %)  Exophytic Moderate (50–75 %)  Infiltrative…

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Fibrinolytics for Managing Pleural Empyema

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Author/year N Design Agents Imaging Effusion stage Quality of evidence Conclusion Wait et al. [13]/1997 20 RCT SK 250,000 u/day vs. VATS CXR Fibrino-purulent Moderate VATS had ↑ efficacy and…

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Management of Flail Chest

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Study/year/type Patients ventilation vs. surgery Outcome classification Advantage of surgery Authors’ notes Quality of evidence Marasco et al. [18] (2013/RCT) 23/23 DV, DICU, DHS, RC, Tr’y M, failed extubation, cost…

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Debulking for Extensive Thymoma

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Stage I Macroscopically and miscroscopically completely encapsulated Stage IIa Microscopically transcapsular invasion Stage IIb Macroscopically invasion into surrounding fatty tissue or grossly adherent to but not through the mediastinal pleura…

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