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BACKGROUND Few studies about health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with melanoma have expressed their results in terms of utilities or disability weights (DWs). Utilities are required for calculating quality-adjusted life years and therefore for cost-effectiveness analyses. DWs are useful to assess the burden of diseases through(More)
In this case report, a 40-year-old woman, with a recent history of seizures, was diagnosed with a supratentorial brain mass. Surgical exploration revealed a heavily pigmented, 5-cm mass adhered to the leptomeninges. Pathological analysis and immunohistochemistry confirmed a malignant melanoma. Due to the absence of a cutaneous or ocular melanoma, a(More)
A 71-year-old woman of Turkish origin presented in July 2009 to our haemodialysis unit with multiple painless, nonpruritic, reddish-purple skin lesions on legs and feet. She had been on peritoneal dialysis from July 2006 to December 2008 for presumed diabetic nephropathy and then shifted to haemodialysis due to recurrent peritonitis. She was under low-dose(More)
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