Daniel Jacobs

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BACKGROUND Patients frequently have persistent abdominal symptoms after undergoing cholecystectomy. The relationship between abdominal symptoms and biliary dysfunction is often unclear. OBJECTIVES To describe the persistence rate of abdominal symptoms in a large cohort of patients after elective cholecystectomy, to identify predictors of symptom(More)
BACKGROUND The role of scoring systems as predictors of amputation and functional outcome in severe blunt extremity trauma was examined. METHODS All severe extremity injuries treated over a 10-year period were scored retrospectively using four scoring systems: Mangled Extremity Syndrome Index (MESI), Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS), Predictive(More)
A 61-year-old man received intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) as treatment for superficial bladder carcinoma. High spiking relapsing fevers began 39 days after the initial treatment. A liver biopsy revealed noncaseating granuloma. Deoxyribonucleic acid hybridization of the bone marrow was positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Pressure(More)
At the 28th week of gestation a hydrops fetalis was first detected by ultrasound. At birth a generalized hydrops with Hurler-like craniofacial dysmorphism, hepatosplenomegaly and a moderate dystostosis multiplex was noted. High urinary excretion of oligosaccharides and a severe deficiency of neuraminidase and of beta-galactosidase in cultured skin(More)
Varicocele is one of the causes of male infertility. Treatment aims to improve the chance of conception despite lasting controversies about benefits of varicocele repair on fertility. Many techniques have been described for varicocele management including the antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy (ASS). Interestingly, ASS is often presented as a safe, easy, and(More)