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BACKGROUND In the setting of total parathyroidectomy (TPT) and parathyroid transplantation (PTx) for renal hyperparathyroidism (RHP), we evaluated long-term parathyroid graft function after subcutaneous pre-sternal transplantation (SCPTx). Because parathyroid glands are surrounded by fatty tissue, we postulated that results of subcutaneous implantation of(More)
OBJECTIVES Five or six perforations of the abdominal wall increase the possibilities of organ injury, infection, or hernia. Laparoscopy originally offered great advantages and significant progress. Multiple abdominal ports are now considered superfluous, excessively traumatic and, today, hardly merit the term 'minimally-invasive-surgery'. All that led us to(More)
OBJECTIVES: In endoscopic subcutaneous surgical procedures, new to Urology, the subcutaneous tissues are insufflated with carbon dioxide through a tro-car to create working space without a surgical incision. Although this technique now predominates in surgery of the face, neck and breast, from the literature it appears that it has not yet been adopted for(More)
INTRODUCTION In the setting of total parathyroidectomy (TPT) and parathyroid transplantation (PTx) for renal hyperparathyroidism (RHP), we evaluated long-term parathyroid graft function after subcutaneous presternal transplantation (SCPTx). HYPOTHESIS Parathyroid glands are surrounded by fatty tissue. Therefore, we postulated that subcutaneous(More)
PURPOSE The objectives were (i) construction of a phantom to reproduce the behavior of iron overload in the liver by MRI and (ii) assessment of the variability of a previously validated method to quantify liver iron concentration between different MRI devices using the phantom and patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A phantom reproducing the liver/muscle(More)
BACKGROUND Measuring plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is a key step in the differential diagnosis of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal disorders. METHODS The recently developed electrochemiluminescence Elecsys ACTH immunoassay (Roche Diagnostics, Mannheim, Germany) was evaluated at six clinical laboratories on the Modular E170 and/or the Elecsys(More)
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