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BACKGROUND Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding, previously often a surgical problem, is now the most common gastroenterological emergency. AIM To evaluate the current situation in terms of mortality and need of surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Retrospective non-randomised clinical study performed between 1st January-31st December 2011, at "Professor Dr.(More)
Patients with stage IIIB breast carcinoma represent only a small proportion of women with breast cancer in western countries but may constitute up to 50% of cases in underdeveloped countries. The prognosis remains poor despite aggressive treatment. Nineteen patients (11 with inflammatory breast carcinoma) received at least three courses of neoadjuvant(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 140,000 new cases of colorectal carcinoma will be diagnosed in 1995 in the United States, and more than one-third of these patients will die from progressive disease. Despite the modest improvement in response rate with chemotherapy, little improvement in patient survival has been noted. Consequently, the evaluation of new agents,(More)
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