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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)
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)
The authors studied the clinical history of a male patient, 51 years old, from Puerto Armeulles, Chiriquí, with the diagnosis of breast carcinoma, III A, who was treated with simple mastectomy and systemic cytotoxic therapy, with 5 FU, Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide at three weeks intervals, completing six cycles, followed by radiotherapy to the tumor site(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)
The authors present the clinical history of a 15-year-old young woman, student, from David, Chiriquí, who complained of menstrual irregularities associated with the sensation of a mass in the right iliac fossa. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a right ovarian tumor, which was totally resected. The histopathological examination showed an endodermal sinus(More)
The authors study the relation seen between the histopathology and the race of patients with Hodgkin's disease diagnosed in Chiriqui, province of Panama and the findings in patients seen in fully developed and underdeveloped countries and of many colored race. They also noted that the greatest incidence of the disease was seen in patients between 10 and 30(More)
The clinical history of a 57 y/o female who had breast cancer diagnosed at 40 years of age and who was treated with right radical mastectomy followed by irradiation of the right chest and adjacent lymphatics is presented. Recurrences of the breast cancer were treated with combination chemotherapy. Eighteen years after the original diagnosis and irradiation(More)
The clinical evolution of one patient with primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the left ovary with "ring seal cells" is studied. The patient was surgically treated with total hysterectomy, left salpingooferectomy and peritoneal washing; and medically treated with intravenous systemic citotoxic Cis-platin, Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide. Twelve month later(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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