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BACKGROUND Renal cell carcinoma metastases are more frequently located in the lungs, with surgical results better than in other anatomic locations. Prognosis is darkened by incomplete resection, short disease-free interval, and number of lung metastases (LM). Our purpose was to further review these prognostic factors and related renal cell carcinoma disease(More)
The protective effect of African IgG antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum malaria was investigated by passive transfer in Thai patients. Sera from 333 African adults were collected in the Cote d'Ivoire and subjected to extensive screening. One hundred fifty-three samples were discarded for safety reasons, and IgG was extracted from those remaining under(More)
BACKGROUND Sleeve lobectomy (SL) seems to have better results than pneumonectomy. Some authors propose to extend its indications. The aim of this study was to compare postoperative results, locoregional recurrence, and survival after sleeve lobectomy and pneumonectomy in focusing on right upper lobe cancer. METHODS From 1984 to 2002, 973 lung resections(More)
OBJECTIVES Nowadays, early-stage lung cancers are more frequently encountered. Selective lymph node (LN) dissection based on lobe-specific lymphatic pathway has been proposed. Our aim was to study nodal involvement according to tumour location. METHODS We reviewed 1779 lobectomized patients and analysed their pathological characteristics according to(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies focus on bronchial microscopic residual disease (R1) after resection for lung cancer, although R1 also concerns vascular and soft tissues. Our purpose was to study the R1 prognosis at different resection margins and to compare it with the prognosis for those having complete resection (R0). METHODS We reviewed the clinical records(More)
UNLABELLED Postmastectomy chronic pain may be divided into widespread and regional pain. Almost half patients with regional pain, which is more likely related to neuropathic phenomena, do not benefit any pain relief from medication. Our purpose was to report results on pain relief obtained by axillary lymph nodes autotransplantation. METHODS Six patients(More)
BACKGROUND   Early onset of allergic rhinitis (AR) is poorly described, and rhinitis symptoms are often attributed to infections. This study analyses the relations between AR-like symptoms and atopy in infancy in the PARIS (Pollution and Asthma Risk: an Infant Study) birth cohort. METHODS   Data on AR-like symptoms (runny nose, blocked nose, sneezing(More)
BACKGROUND Factors influencing survival of patients with a nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) invading the parietal pleura or the chest wall are still controversial. The aim of this study was to assess prognostic factors in completely resected pT3 chest wall NSCLC patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed a three-center experience between 1984 and 2002(More)
BACKGROUND Unsupervised approaches can be used to analyze complex respiratory and allergic disorders. OBJECTIVE We investigated the respiratory and allergic phenotypes of children followed in the Pollution and Asthma Risk: An Infant Study (PARIS) birth cohort. METHODS Information on respiratory and allergic disorders, medical visits, and medications was(More)
The lymphatic drainage of solid organ tumors crosses through the lymph nodes (LNs) whose tumoral involvement may still be considered as local disease. Concerning lung cancer, LN involvement may be intrapulmonary (N1), and mediastinal and/or extra-thoracic. More than 30 years ago, mediastinal involved LNs were all considered as N2, and outside the scope of(More)