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Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy: The Relation Between Surgeon Volume and Outcome Following Off-Pump vs On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Physician and hospital volumes are important determinants of outcome for many surgical procedures and medical conditions. The association between surgical case volume and outcome after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has been extensively studied. Many of these stud-ies have demonstrated that hospitals and surgeons with higher case volumes have…

Lobe Infiltrate

Canadian Health&Care Mall: Persistent Right Lower Lobe Infiltrate

A 55-year-old African-American man presented a week-long history of cough with blood-streaked sputum. He denied fevers, night sweats, weight change, and sinus symptoms. He was physically active and had no dyspnea on exertion. He reported gastroesophageal reflux symptoms but denied any other complaints. His medical history included diverticulosis and depression….

Biopsy

Canadian Health&Care Mall: Surgical Lung Biopsy

Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) comprise a varied group of processes, which range from acute inflammatory disorders to progressive fibrotic conditions. Despite significant differences in underlying pathology, most patients with ILD present with similar clinical complaints, such as dyspnea and cough. The results of spirometric testing also tend to be nonspecific….

Bronchoscope

Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy: Discussion of Palliation of Bronchogenic Carcinoma with 198Au Implantation Using the Fiberoptic Bronchoscope

Most patients with malignant disease of the lungs will, at some time in their course, require palliative therapy. Previously, this has centered on radiotherapy for non-small cell and chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy for small cell tumors. The prospects for those who remain symptomatic or whose symptoms recur after maximum tolerated radiotherapy…