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OBJECTIVES To describe the morphologic appearance over time of percutaneously radiofrequency-ablated pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer and to focus on the occurrence of the most common complications. METHODS Twenty patients have been treated with computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for 41 pulmonary metastases using the(More)
The pharmacokinetics of albendazole were investigated in healthy volunteers and in patients receiving albendazole for treatment of hydatid disease. Unchanged albendazole was below detectable limits in plasma, urine, bile and cyst fluid. The major metabolite present in all fluids was the sulfoxide. Maximum concentrations of albendazole sulfoxide in plasma(More)
BACKGROUND : Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been offered in many institutions worldwide since the 1990s. Despite its existence of more than 10 years, this treatment has received heavy criticism for its morbidity and mortality rates. This consequentially resulted in a lack of randomized trials being(More)
Published results of hepatic cryotherapy are now available for almost 900 patients. Its safety is well established and its clinical role in treating patients with unresectable hepatoma or liver metastases from colorectal carcinoma is well supported by tumour marker and survival data; the results in the treatment of neuroendocrine liver metastases are(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patient delays in seeking treatment for stroke and delays within the Emergency Department (ED) are major factors in the lack of use of thrombolytic therapy for stroke. The Genentech Stroke Presentation Survey was a multicentered prospective registry of patients with acute stroke. The study was designed to characterize prehospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the determinants of prehospital delay for patients with presumed acute cerebral ischemia (ACI) in order to provide the background necessary to develop interventions to shorten such delays. METHODS A prospective registry of patients presenting to the ED with signs and symptoms of stroke was established at a university hospital from July(More)
532 Background: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) originating from an appendiceal mucinous neoplasm remains a biologically heterogeneous disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome and long-term survival after cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) consolidated through an International Registry study.(More)
PURPOSE This multi-institutional registry study evaluated cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM). PATIENTS AND METHODS A multi-institutional data registry that included 405 patients with DMPM treated by a uniform approach that used CRS and HIPEC was(More)
Advanced and recurrent ovarian cancer results in extensive spread of tumor on the peritoneal surfaces of the abdomen and pelvis. We collectively review studies in the literature that report the efficacy of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for ovarian cancer peritoneal carcinomatosis. An electronic search of(More)