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BACKGROUND Screening and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in asylum seekers (AS) may prevent future cases of tuberculosis. As the screening with Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) is costly, the objective of this study was to assess which factors were associated with LTBI and to define a score allowing the selection of AS with the(More)
BACKGROUND Preventive treatment may avoid future cases of tuberculosis among asylum seekers. The effectiveness of preventive treatment depends in large part on treatment completion. METHODS In a prospective cohort study, asylum seekers of two of the Swiss Canton Vaud migration centres were screened with the Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA). Those(More)
Introduction: Extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD) is a rare neoplasm commonly related with underlying malignancy. It mainly affects intimate body areas and presents with eczema like lesions. Due to the rarity, the indolent natural history and the anatomical distribution of this disease, the diagnosis is difficult and often delayed. Treatment can be(More)
The burden of the decisions related to cancer management is the reason why doctors are trying to use the best indicators to manage doubt and uncertainty, as well as to improve treatment targeting. These indicators are called tumor markers. They may assist in the diagnostic process and help in establishing the prognosis. They may be used for screening an(More)
The survival of patients with breast cancer has improved considerably thanks to adjuvant radiotherapy and systemic treatments. Due to the potential adverse events associated with these treatments, a de-escalation effort was undertaken concerning surgery and more recently the adjuvant treatments. Conservative breast surgery and the avoidance of axillary(More)
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