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OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of various cleaning and disinfective methods in reducing bacterial and fungal load on flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopes (FFLs). DESIGN In vitro model. SUBJECTS Flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopes contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. INTERVENTIONS Contamination with S aureus and C albicans was… (More)
CONCLUSION The lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced chinchilla otitis media (OM) model was proven useful in screening anti-inflammatory agents for topical use. Both 1% rimexolone and 1% dexamethasone are effective in reducing the volume of middle ear effusion and mucosal thickness compared with control groups. Topical corticosteroid therapy was efficacious in… (More)
We analyzed retrospectively 821 patients operated on in our clinic for benign mammary lesions and for breast cancer. Histopathology identified in some cases associated benign and malign lesions. Atypical hyperplasia is considered significant risk factor for malignancy. Women in this category need close surveillance.
We analyzed 444 patients operated on in our clinic. Triple test diagnosis is the modern trend. Surgical treatment is not justified in all cases. When needed, partial mastectomy is commonly used. Surgical principles must be respected for good cosmetic results. Histopathology only certifies the diagnostic.