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Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare proliferative process of the synovium which most commonly affects the knee and occurs in either a localised (LPVNS) or a diffuse form (DPVNS). The effect of different methods of surgical synovectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy on the rate of recurrence is unclear. We conducted a systematic review and(More)
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is an artificially created conduit between the portal and systemic vascular system in the liver performed percutaneously via radiological guidance. It is used mainly in conditions causing portal hypertension and its resulting complications. It reduces portal pressure by diverting portal blood flow into(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether circumcision during antireflux surgery can reduce the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) after successful ureteric reimplantation in patients with primary vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR). PATIENTS AND METHODS Children who had undergone antireflux surgery for primary VUR were divided into group 1 (27, circumcised at the(More)
We performed a multicentre, randomised, double-blind (within-device), placebo- and active-controlled, parallel-group study to compare the efficacy and safety of ipratropium bromide plus fenoterol hydrobromide (IB/FEN; Berodual) delivered via the novel, propellant-free Respimat Soft Mist Inhaler (SMI) and from a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-metered-dose inhaler(More)
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