Elizabeth Mendoza

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In patients with neurocysticercosis (NCC), clinical manifestations and the results of neuroimaging procedures vary widely and often do not facilitate a definite diagnosis. In order to determine the value of immunodiagnosis for NCC, 222 serum and cerebrospinal fluid samples from patients with NCC and healthy subjects were examined. The samples represented(More)
Eighty patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma were treated with radiotherapy in the Radiation Center at the University of Louisville from January 1955 to December 1980. Among the patients were 70 whites, nine blacks and one Chinese; their ages ranged from eight to 82 years. There was a 40% recurrence rate within the nasopharynx, and a 29% recurrence rate(More)
BACKGROUND Buprenorphine is used in the treatment of opioid dependence. Due to its pharmacology, the transfer from methadone to buprenorphine may precipitate withdrawal symptoms. METHODS Methadone maintained patients with clinical indicators of stability who were seeking withdrawal from methadone were recruited from three Australian states. Patients on(More)
PURPOSE To confirm the previously reported high response rates and prolonged survival in hormone-refractory prostate cancer treated with suramin. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-six eligible patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer with either measurable disease or bone disease only and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level greater than 50 ng/mL(More)
Dysgerminomas of the ovary are rare germ cell tumors. They are more common at puberty. Surgery followed by irradiation has resulted in excellent cure rates in early stages of this disease. This paper is a review of six patients with a diagnosis of dysgerminoma who were treated at the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Louisville. The(More)
We report the clinical case of a 55 year-old male patient, with a previous history of nephrectomy by hypernephroma sixteen years ago, first presenting hypercalcemia and rising of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels. A localization study revealed an intrathyroid nodule with cystic appearance. After undergoing a hemi-thyroidectomy, the patient is(More)
A total of 23,863 individuals living in an area of low endemicity for leprosy were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with a semisynthetic analogue of the phenolic glycolipid I antigen of Mycobacterium leprae. The proportion found positive was 3.86% which was significantly higher than that in a sample of a population known to be free of leprosy.(More)
Malignant pleural effusions are a common and significant problem in patients with advanced malignancies. In contrast to traditional sclerosing agents, intrapleural chemotherapy has the potential advantage of treating the underlying malignancy, in addition to treating the effusion. The Lung Cancer Study Group evaluated intrapleural cisplatin and cytarabine(More)
A patient with typical varicella (chickenpox) developed several complications: nephrotic syndrome following glomerulonephritis, trombocytopenic purpura, gastrointestinal bleeding, disseminated intravascular coagulation, encephalitis and bronchopneumonia. The course was satisfactory having been given antibiotics, heparin and peritoneal dialysis. Recovery was(More)
The heart toxicity of N-Methyl-glucamine antimoniate (R glucantime) was studied by electrocardiographic readings in 16 patients with acute cutaneous Leishmaniasis. All patients studied came from the town of Tovar and it's surrounding areas, in the district of Tovar, Merida State, Venezuela. A dosage of 25 to 50 mg/kg/day of N-Methyl-glucamine in two or(More)