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Double-J ureteral stent insertion is a common urological procedure performed for the relief of ureteral obstruction or as a part of other endourological procedures. Several complications have been reported in the past. A case of a 62-year-old woman who was stented due to hydronephrosis of her solitary functioning left kidney and had renal perforation and(More)
BACKGROUND Taxanes have been extensively tested in patients with advanced breast cancer, but it is unclear whether their weekly use might offer any benefits against standard every three weeks administration. We therefore performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared weekly and every three weeks taxanes regimens in advanced breast(More)
Over 100 years ago, Dr Hermann Kümmell described a rare clinical entity in which patients, after a trivial trauma and an asymptomatic period, developed a progressive vertebral body collapse and a painful kyphosis. We present the case of a 31years old heavy labourer, fitting Kümmell's criteria. The patient referred to us in an incapacitated state, due to(More)
BACKGROUND The transfemoral and the extended trochanteric osteotomies are the most common osteotomies used in femoral revision, both when proximal or diaphyseal fixation of the new component has been decided. We present an alternative approach to the trochanteric osteotomies, most frequently used with distally fixated stems, to overcome their shortcomings(More)
Modular femoral and acetabular components are now widely used, but only a few complications related to the modularity itself have been reported. We describe a case of dissociation of the modular total hip arthroplasty (THA) at the femoral neck-stem interface during walking. The possible causes of this dissociation are discussed. Successful treatment was(More)
Kümmell's disease (KD) is a rare clinical entity and includes patients, who after a trivial trauma and an asymptomatic period, develop a progressive vertebral body collapse and a painful kyphosis. The main pathologic eliciting event still remains unclear. Vertebral body collapse can be the result of infection, malignant neoplasia or trauma. It may be(More)
Background. The purpose of this study was to report our experience with shoulder hemiarthroplasty in the context of old trauma. Methods. 33 patients with failed treatment for a complex proximal humeral fracture underwent prosthetic hemiarthroplasty. There were 15 men and 18 women with a mean age of 58.1 years. The average period from initial treatment was(More)
BACKGROUND In the management of malignancies of the extremities, limb salvage procedures have recently taken on greater significance. For those patients under intense adjuvant chemotherapy and with massive bone loss, free vascularized fibular grafting is currently advocated as a reliable reconstructive option, maybe because of the controversial results of(More)