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  • Localized Malignant Mesothelioma of the Pleura

    Source: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery In the article “Localized Malignant Mesothelioma of the Pleura,” published in the Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, researchers from Japan describe the case of a 54 year-old man who presented with a pleural mass initially misdiagnosed as a benign pleural tumor. After growth of the tumor over …

    Label: Mesothelioma

    Posted on Friday, Nov 30, 2007
  • Use of Aprotinin in Extrapleural Pneumonectomy: Effect on Hemostasis and Incidence of Complications

     Source: Annals of Thoracic Surgery Aprotinin is a serine protease inhibitor used during surgery to constrain excess bleeding. Two previous studies on aprotinin have shown a reduction in blood loss during thoracic surgery and a decrease in the volume of blood needed for transfusions during surgery. The study being discussed here looked at the use …

    Label: Mesothelioma

    Posted on Wednesday, Nov 28, 2007
  • Cancer Survivors Find Support

    Source: Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal has published an article on support groups and other wellness programs for cancer survivors. As more and more people are surviving cancer, there is concern that doctors and other medical professionals are not doing enough to support the psychological health of the survivors. Study after study has …

    Label: Cancer

    Posted on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2007
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