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The experience of 22 Hodgkin's disease (HD) patients with human immunodeficiency virus type I (HIV) antibodies, collected from a cooperative study of six hospitals during 1984-1989 is presented. Young men (average age, 27.6 years) with a high incidence of intravenous drug abuse (86%) were found. The status of the HIV infection at diagnosis of HD was: four(More)
The prognosis of giant cervical teratomas is determined by the severity of the associated airway obstruction. Ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) is a technique to establish a patent airway before completion of birth, while the infant remains on placental support. We present two cases of newborns with cervical teratomas treated with the EXIT procedure. In(More)
The two main scientific tasks of taxonomy are species' delineation and classification. These two tasks are often treated differently, with classification accomplished by newly-developed phylogenetic methods, often based on molecular sequences, while delimitation of species is conducted by what is often considered to be an "old-fashioned" typological(More)
Adynamic bone disease (ABD) is a well-recognized clinical entity in the complex chronic kidney disease (CKD)-mineral and bone disorder. Although the combination of low intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) and low bone alkaline phosphatase levels may be suggestive of ABD, the gold standard for precise diagnosis is histomorphometric analysis of tetracycline(More)
We conducted a study of 47 patients with various voice disorders to determine the prevalence of concomitant psychopathology. The prevalence of psychiatric symptoms varied considerably among patients with the three most common voice disorders: 63.6% among patients with vocal fold paralysis, 29.4% among those with functional dysphonia, and 7.1% among those(More)
In this paper we present a patient with dehiscence of an intra-atrial tunnel previously constructed during a total cavopulmonary connection procedure. We describe the use of a custom made covered stent to seal off the dehisced segment, and abolish the intra-cardiac shunting. We believe this is the first account of such a procedure being undertaken.
We developed the Multi-Track System for percutaneous mitral valvotomy and described the preliminary results in 1995. Here we report the first 100 consecutive cases after the original publication. Two separate balloon catheters are positioned on a single guidewire. The first catheter, with only a distal guidewire lumen, is introduced into the vein and then(More)
Classically, the formation of a mucosal wave is dependent on the pliable mucosa present in the vocal fold. The supracricoid partial laryngectomy with cricohyoidoepiglottopexy is an organ preservation surgical technique in which both true vocal folds, both false vocal folds, both paraglottic spaces, and the entire thyroid cartilage are resected. The(More)
Tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) is a commonly used method of voice restoration following total laryngectomy, but leakage around the prosthesis is prevalent. Several treatments for leakage have been proposed in the literature, but with varying success. This paper examines the efficacy of Cymetra to help shrink the TEP site and stop leakage. Six patients(More)