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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of selective arterial embolization to control severe postpartum hemorrhage. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-five women with intractable postpartum hemorrhage underwent uterine embolization in our institution during a 6-year period. RESULTS Angiography revealed arterial(More)
In response to the paper by Popat et al. "Recurrent responses to non-small-cell lung cancer brain metastases with erlotinib", we wish to report a similar case and to provide comments. A 32-year-old Chinese never-smoker female presented a primary lung adenocarcinoma with brain metastasis and three subsequent responses to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors(More)
Lung nodules are commonly found on computed tomography (CT) and need a standardized approach in order to avoid misdiagnosing lung cancer and delaying surgical excision whilst simultaneously avoiding unnecessary invasive procedures if the lesions prove to be benign. Great advances have been made in the last decade in various areas affecting the management of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was a preliminary evaluation of the use of ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer to treat patients with hemoptysis of systemic arterial origin. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the cases of 15 consecutively registered patients (10 men, five women; mean age, 53.7 years) who underwent endovascular administration of ethylene(More)
BACKGROUND The role of surgical lung resection in the management of severe hemoptysis has evolved after advances in interventional radiology. We sought to describe the indications for surgical lung resection in such patients and to identify predictive factors of postoperative complications. METHODS This study is a retrospective analysis (May 1995 to July(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data are available concerning patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for severe haemoptysis. We reviewed a large series of patients managed in a uniform way to describe the clinical spectrum and outcome of haemoptysis in this setting, and better define the indications for bronchial artery embolisation (BAE). METHODS A(More)
AIM To describe the thin CT scans findings in AIDS patients with intrathoracic Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-three CT scans of patients with KS were retrospectively reviewed. The diagnosis of intrathoracic KS was established histologically (n = 17) or on the association of skin KS and the visualization of characteristic endobronchial(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and potential role of gadoterate meglumine (Gd-DOTA) as a contrast agent for upper extremity venography before the creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for nondialyzed renal insufficiency patients. METHODS Over a 16-month period, 50 venographies were performed on end-stage(More)
BACKGROUND Hemoptysis of pulmonary arterial origin is a diagnostic challenge in patients admitted to a respiratory ICU (RICU) for treatment of hemoptysis. Its early accurate recognition and treatment reduce morbidity and prevent mortality. Multidetector row CT angiography (MDCTA) is an accurate method for imaging the systemic vascular network. Our aim was(More)