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To asses the clinical profile, treatment outcome and prognostic factors in primary breast lymphoma (PBL). Between 1970 and 2000, 84 consecutive patients with PBL were treated in 20 institutions of the Rare Cancer Network. Forty-six patients had Ann Arbor stage IE, 33 stage IIE, 1 stage IIIE, 2 stage IVE and 2 an unknown stage. Twenty-one underwent a(More)
We examined in male Rhesus monkeys the effects on oxygen consumption (VO2), carbon dioxide production (VCO2), minute ventilation (VE), heart and respiratory rates, and functional residual capacity (FRC) of breathing normal saline (NS), salbutamol (albuterol), methacholine (MCh), sodium cromoglycate (SCG), epinephrine (adrenaline), and terbutaline in doses(More)
The effects of breathing normal saline, salmeterol, fenoterol, ipratropium bromide, or formoterol, and of i.v. infusion of theophylline on oxygen consumption (VO2), carbon dioxide production (VCO2), minute ventilation (VE), heart and respiratory rates, and end-tidal carbon dioxide tension (P(ET)CO2) have been defined in 10 anesthetized, intubated rhesus(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of postoperative radiotherapy on brain glucose metabolism (CMRGlu) of operated patients with low grade astrocytomas. METHODS PET and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose was used to measure absolute CMRGlu in patients with fibrillary astrocytoma (WHO II) of the frontal lobe, who did (n=7) or did not (n=12) receive radiotherapy subsequent(More)
Deflation flow-volume curve analysis is a pulmonary function test sensitive to small airways dysfunction that is suitable for use in infants and children who are intubated. This test relies upon deflation flow-volume (DFV) curve analysis, which is a technique to obtain maximal expiratory flow-volume curves (MEFV) by forced deflation of the lungs in infants(More)
The ultrastructural appearances in Capillarosclerosis of the lower urinary tract in analgesic abuse are reported. The capillaries show thickened basement membranes consisting of numerous thin basement membrane lamellae. Between the newly formed basement membrane lamellae, masses of empty vacuoles (fat vacuoles) and a variety of membranous and vesicular(More)
Vein bypass grafts in 8 patients were examined by light microscopy (LM) only or, in addition, by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) before stretching, after stretching and immediately before implantation. Before stretching, the endothelium showed only discrete changes and detachment of the endothelium was rare.(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize the long-term outcomes of patients undergoing intracoronary brachytherapy using Beta- irradiation (Beta-BT). BACKGROUND Beta-BT is effective in reducing angiographic restenosis as well as target vessel revascularization (TVR) in patients with in-stent restenosis (ISR) after bare-metal stenting (BMS). METHODS 81(More)
The evidence of considerable damage caused by stretching to the vein transplants for aorto-coronary bypasses led us to a modified technique of vein dilation that allows control and limitation of the pressure to which the veingraft is exposed. The efficiency of this procedure in terms of reduced damage to the vascular wall was investigated by microscopic and(More)