Beth Browne

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This is a case presentation of a rarely seen hydroxyurea-induced fever in a patient with cervical adenocarcinoma receiving oral hydroxyurea given concurrently with external beam radiotherapy to the pelvis. In the fourth week of treatment, the patient developed recurrent febrile episodes, with no obvious etiology. Eventually, hydroxyurea was discontinued(More)
Massive infarction of ocular tissues complicating a necrotic uveal melanoma Necrosis of uveal malignant melanoma is not unusual and may be accompanied by symptoms and signs of intraocular inflammation. It is more unusual for melanoma to be associated with orbital inflammation without evidence of extra-scleral spread. When orbital inflammation occurs, it is(More)
Eighty-eight patients in ASA classes 1 or 2 and aged between 18-65 years, who were to undergo anaesthesia, were allocated randomly to a group with or without an airway. Methohexitone, nitrous oxide, alfentanil and enflurane were used, with the patients breathing spontaneously. This study showed that there was no significant difference between the two groups(More)
1. Flanagan JC, Stokes DP. Lacrimal sac tumours. Ophthalmology 1978;85:1282-7. 2. Pe'er JJ, Stefanyszyn M, Hidayat AA. Non-epithelial tumours of the lacrimal sac. Am J Ophthalmol 1994; 118:650-8. 3. Glaros 0, Karesh JW, Rodrigues MM, Hirsch DR, Zimmerman LE. Primary malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac. Arch Ophthalmol 1989;107:1244-5. 4. Economides NG,(More)
1 Guthoff R, Frischmuth J, Jensen OA, Bjerrum K, Prause JU. Choroid melanoma. A retrospective randomized comparative study of ruthenium irradiation vs enucleation. Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd 1992; 200: 257–261. 2 Augsburger JJ, Schneider S, Freire J, Brady LW. Survival following enucleation versus plaque radiotherapy in statistically matched subgroups of(More)
A case of the primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) in a 21-year-old Jamaican female is described. Recurrent abortions, thrombocytopenia and neurological complications as well as lupus anticoagulant positivity in the absence of features of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were the main clinical findings. Diagnostic criteria, treatment and prognosis are(More)