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The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical characteristics and prognostic factors of peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) according to the Revised European-American Lymphoma (REAL) classification. From 1994 to 1999, 78 patients were diagnosed with PTCLs, excluding cutaneous T-cell lymphomas and T-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. The distribution of(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combination of oxaliplatin and S-1 (OS) in treating metastatic colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients were those with measurable lesions, no previous history of chemotherapy (except adjuvant chemotherapy), an age of 18-70 years, and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Dieulafoy's lesion is a rare cause of massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage, most commonly in the proximal stomach. Mechanical endoscopic methods have recently become the standard therapeutic approach. However, there have been few studies comparing the efficacy of different mechanical endoscopic methods in treating gastric(More)
We evaluated the CT of intestinal obstruction due to adhesions in 20 postoperative patients, with emphasis on early detection of strangulation. Ten patients with surgically proven strangulated obstruction (strangulation group) were compared with another ten patients (nonstrangulation group) in whom seven improved with conservative management and three had(More)
The in vivo distribution and kinetics of [131I]Ethiodol injected through the hepatic artery have been measured on a group of four patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. The [131I]Ethiodol was distributed predominantly in the liver (70-90%) and lungs (10-20%) and was selectively concentrated and retained in the patients with massive and multinodular(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Rectal carcinoids are low-grade malignancies that are usually treated by endoscopic resection. However, on pathologic examination, resection margins that are positive for carcinoid cells are frequently found. Patient outcomes were reviewed after endoscopic resection of rectal carcinoids and the clinical significance of possible(More)
The single-photon-emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan enables clinicians to probe dynamic and metabolic changes in brain tissue through measurement of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF). Diagnostic benefits of the SPECT scan in clinical neurology have been demonstrated. SPECT scanning has been shown to be more sensitive than morphologic imaging(More)
Early studies of 67gallium (67Ga) scanning in sarcoidosis focused on the lungs as a measure of disease activity, likelihood of progression, and the advisability of corticosteroid therapy. The predictive value of pulmonary uptake proved to be limited, but there has been renewed interest in 67Ga scanning as a diagnostic aid with special attention to(More)