Darren D Kies

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Chronic pelvic pain is a debilitating medical condition with a host of potential causes. Although often overlooked, pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is a well-established cause of chronic pelvic pain due to abnormal ovarian and pelvic varices. The diagnosis is established with modern non-invasive cross-sectional imaging, preferably contrast enhanced(More)
Primary and metastatic liver cancers are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality, and many patients are not curable at presentation. Therefore, new therapies such as radioembolization with yttrium 90 ((90)Y)-labeled microspheres are an alternative method to treat patients with unresectable primary or secondary liver tumors. Patient selection,(More)
Three consecutive cases of Whipple's disease observed by us in recent years have involved neurologic symptoms, i.e. psychoorganic syndromes, gaze palsy, nystagmus, masseteric and pharyngeal myoclonus or papilledema. In one case mononuclear cells in the cerebrospinal fluid, most probably of ependymal origin, were loaded with periodic-acid-Schiff (PAS)(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to report a case of metastatic uveal melanoma in which radioembolized nodular liver metastases decreased in size while infiltrative sinusoidal metastases progressed, leading to jaundice without obstruction of the biliary ducts. METHODS The relevant clinical features, imaging, and histopathologic findings of this case are(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate percutaneous image-guided nerve cryoablation for treatment of refractory phantom limb pain (PLP) in a pilot cohort for purposes of deriving parameters to design a larger, randomized, parallel-armed, controlled trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2015 to January 2016, 21 patients with refractory PLP underwent(More)
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