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OBJECTIVE To study the impact of post-discharge surveillance on the detection of nosocomial surgical site infection (SSI) after cesarean section and vaginal delivery. METHODS During a 21-month period, all patients attending the obstetrics service in labor were recruited for a observational study on the incidence of SSI. Examinations to detect SSI were… (More)
BACKGROUND Early hospital admission followed by correct diagnosis with minimum delay is a prerequisite for successful new interventions in acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical features associated with early hospital arrival in ICH patients and their influence on the outcome. METHODS Data from all patients… (More)
7. Ernst DS, Tannock IF, Winquist EW, et al. Ran-domized, double-blind, controlled trial of mitoxan-trone/prednisone and clodronate versus mitoxantrone/prednisone and placebo in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer and pain.sponse and palliation in a phase II trial of gemcita-bine in hormone-refractory metastatic prostatic carcinoma. To the… (More)
The association of unilateral trochlear nerve palsy with Claude Bernard-Horner syndrome represents a rare clinical condition. We present the case of a patient with this unusual presentation. The investigation performed implicated cerebrovascular disease as the underlying cause of the condition in this patient.
Cerebral infarcts can be overlooked or grossly underestimated in the second and third week after an ischemic stroke. We report a patient who presented with a vanishing stroke on a follow-up brain computed tomography scan, a condition known as the "fogging effect" phenomenon.
BACKGROUND Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) associated with anticoagulation is a rare event. About 30% of in-hospital patients with aneurysmal SAH develop delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI); however, the occurrence of vasospasm and DCI in patients with nonaneurysmal SAH is still controversial. METHODS This study is a case report of a patient experiencing an… (More)
BACKGROUND Vasospasm has been rarely described as a complication associated with craniopharyngioma surgery. Herein we describe a patient who developed symptomatic vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia after transsphenoidal surgery for a craniopharyngioma. CASE REPORT A 67-year-old woman became drowsy 2 weeks after a transsphenoidal resection of a… (More)