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BACKGROUND/AIMS Oral quinolones have been suggested as treatment of cirrhotic patients with uncomplicated spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. To evaluate the efficacy of oral quinolones in all patients with this complication, oral ciprofloxacin after a short course of intravenous (i.v.) ciprofloxacin was compared to i.v. ciprofloxacin. METHODS Eighty(More)
PURPOSE We present the results of a prospective ten-year follow-up study to prove the effectiveness of a single fraction of 192-Ir high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy (BT) as a boost. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1999 and 2000, 84 consecutive patients with invasive breast carcinoma, with over 4 mm free margins after conservative surgery, were treated. All(More)
Left ventricular endomyocardial biopsies were obtained in 19 infants and children using a long sheath as an introducer after transseptal puncture of the atrial septum. From July 1982 to August 1983, 19 patients, ages 7 months to 12 years (mean = 4.6 years), underwent both right and left ventricular biopsies with only one failure. The long sheath technique(More)
INTRODUCTION Leiomyosarcomas are an infrequent cause of malignant superior vena cava syndrome (VCS). PRESENTATION OF CASE A 51-year old male patient was admitted for a three-day history of dyspnoea, dysphagia and erythema of the head and neck. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a lesion arising on the anterior mediastinum, which was(More)
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