Abraham Behar

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AIMS Fluid retention is a phenomenon associated with taxoids. The principal objective of this study was to investigate the pathophysiological mechanism of docetaxel-induced fluid retention in advanced cancer patients. METHODS Docetaxel was administered as a 1 h intravenous infusion every 3 weeks, for at least 4-6 consecutive cycles, to patients with(More)
The first case of central pontine myelinolysis in Scandinavia is presented. A premortem diagnosis was established on the basis of the history of chronic alcoholism, the picture of severe electrolyte disturbance and the development of the neurological syndrome. The postmortem findings verified the clinical diagnosis. A possible aetiological mechanism is(More)
The Tc99m albumin test can be used to confirm idiopathic cyclic oedema (ICO) syndrome by a pathological retention of albumin of more than 8% of the maximum level, following release of the tourniquet (results obtained in 420 patients compared with 100 healthy women). This test was completed by a study involving double labelling using I131-albumin and Tc99m(More)
If thiazolidinediones have shown beneficial effects on macrovascular endothelial function, their effects on microcirculation and lymphatic function are not well documented. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of rosiglitazone on interstitial albumin retention and lymphatic function in Zucker Diabetic Fatty (ZDF) rats. Three series of 9-14 rats(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with an increase in capillary filtration of albumin (CFA) in a large series of diabetic patients and its relationship with gender, hypertension, microangiopathy, and neuropathy. One hundred sixty-three unselected diabetic patients, 74 type I and 89 type II, were included. An isotopic test of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of rosuvastatin on peripheral nerve function in diabetic rats using electrophysiological measurements. BACKGROUND Diabetes was induced in 5-day-old male Wistar rats by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of streptozotocin (STZ). As many as 45 diabetic rats were randomized to three groups: one treated with rosuvastatin (group(More)
Primary Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (M.F.H.) of the breast proper is a very rare tumour. From the limited number of cases reported so far (22 including the present one), it seems that a rather high rate of local recurrence and lung metastasis might be expected, and that there is still uncertainty as to the most adequate treatment of the tumour.(More)
We compared traditional local excision of hemorrhoids in 40 patients (group A) with excision using the CDH-33 surgical stapler designed for bowel anastomosis, in 41 (group B). In this technique a purse-string suture is prepared 3 cm above the dentate line, and the stapler is inserted and used to form a mucosa-mucosal anastomosis. This technique is less(More)
The current study sought to investigate the factors, in particular anthropometric parameters, associated with an impairment of capillary permeability and lymphatic function in a large series of women complaining of a swelling syndrome. One hundred ninety-seven women with a swelling syndrome were investigated, 43 of whom were obese (body mass index [BMI]>30(More)
Microcirculatory disorders are often a complication of diabetes. They are associated with an increased capillary permeability which can be assessed by the Landis test using 99mTc-labelled albumin. Labelled albumin retention is measured by external detection (residual radioactivity after removal of venous tourniquet). The Fast Fourier Transform of the(More)