Beth Saltzman

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Indwelling ureteral stents offer the urologist an enormous arsenal against a host of urologic diseases. No stent is ideal, and as such it is incumbent on the surgeon to be familiar with the various indications for usage, selection, modes of insertion, and potential for complications. With such information, the surgeon will optimize the efficacy and safety(More)
PURPOSE AND PATIENTS Pyomyositis, a common disease in the tropics, is rare in the continental United States, with approximately 83 cases described in the literature in the past two decades. The occurrence of pyomyositis complicating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has been reported in 10 patients since 1986. We report six cases of this entity(More)
To define the clinical, demographic, and behavioral variables that may influence survival in patients with AIDS, we studied 526 patients with AIDS diagnosed through September 1987 who were cared for at a single medical center. A diversity of racial and ethnic backgrounds, ages, both men and women, and all risk behaviors except hemophilia were well(More)
Oral examinations of 103 consecutive patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) were performed. Of these patients, 74 (72%) were heterosexuals and 29 (28%) were homosexual or bisexual men. Lesions that were identified on subsequent examination were recorded separately. Oral candidiasis was the most common finding, occurring in 94 patients.(More)
OBJECTIVE Police departments, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, have developed a standardized evaluation aimed at identifying drivers impaired by drugs other than ethanol. These evaluations are performed by specially trained police officers known as Drug Recognition Experts. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the(More)
Second-generation lithotripters offer significant advances in the technology and delivery of high-energy shock waves. The final position that ultrasonographically guided machines will earn in the spectrum of lithotripters can be determined only as more clinical series are reported. Nonetheless, their compromised ability to handle ureteral calculi casts a(More)
To determine the risk of transmission of human T-cell lymphotropic virus Type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV) to close but nonsexual contacts of patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), we studied the nonsexual household contacts of patients with AIDS or the AIDS-related complex with oral candidiasis. Detailed(More)
Percutaneous renal surgery involves instrumentation of the renal collecting system (renal pelvis and calyces) via direct percutaneous access to diagnose and treat a multitude of urological conditions. This chapter will outline the indications, techniques, complications and results of this relatively new and effective operative approach.