Bettina Wolff

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate short- and long-term mortality and morbidity in patients that were treated for acute upper extremity ischemia. DESIGN Single center retrospective study. PATIENTS A consecutive series of 148 patients who were admitted with a diagnosis of acute ischemia of the upper extremity during an 11-year period. METHODS All charts were(More)
Twenty-four AIDS patients, who underwent gastrointestinal evaluation, died from their disease and were autopsied. Seven had Cytomegaloviruscolitis (group I) and 17 did not (group II). Clinical manifestations, digestive lesions, and infections were compared in the two groups. Chronic watery diarrhea was present in all the patients with colitis but was also(More)
The bladder complications of 54 patients treated with oral cyclophosphamide for systemic lupus erythematosus (43) or rheumatoid arthritis (11) were reviewed. During an observation period of 241 patient years, we saw seven cases of acute hemorrhagic cystitis and two cases of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Bladder carcinoma was identified 28 and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Esophageal neoplasm has a poor prognosis, and palliative care remains an important goal of treatment. The purpose of this study was to assess the ability of high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRB) to improve dysphagia in 115 patients treated at our institution. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients previously submitted to external beam(More)
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