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BACKGROUND It is not known whether the primary tumour location of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUT-UC) is associated with prognosis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of initial primary tumour location on survival in patients who had undergone radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Using a multi-institutional,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) on upper urinary tract urothelial carcinomas (UTUCs) in a multicentre study on cancer-specific survival (CSS), recurrence-free survival and metastasis-free survival (MFS). To show the negative impact of LVI for patients with pN0/x disease and to stratify these patients into risk groups for(More)
Prognostic impact of lymphadenectomy during radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract (UTUC) is controversial. Our aim was to assess the impact of lymph node status (LNS) on survival in patients treated by RNU. In our multi-institutional, retrospective database, 714 patients with non-metastatic UTUC had undergone(More)
Two unrelated children with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS-Ondine syndrome) and long segment Hirschsprung disease are reported. Patient 1, a girl, is still alive at 3 years. Patient 2, a boy, died of viral pneumonia at 5.5 years. Continuous mechanical ventilation was necessary for months and those children could never be weaned from the(More)
UNLABELLED Study Type--Prognosis (cohort) Level of Evidence 2b. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUT-UC) is a rare disease, usually treated by nephroureterectomy, occurring in a population with a median age of 70 years and with frequent tobacco use and other comorbidities. We know that the(More)
BACKGROUND Aortic prosthetic valves with superior hemodynamic performance are associated with more complete regression of left ventricular hypertrophy and better left ventricular function postoperatively. The near normal function of the pulmonary autografts at rest is well documented, however, exercise data has been seldom reported. The purpose of this(More)
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular tumour which occasionally occurs in bone. It presents predominantly as multifocal lesions in young males and is frequently misdiagnosed as metastatic carcinoma. We describe a case presenting as a solitary vertebral lesion in a 48-year-old female, which was initially misdiagnosed as a carcinoma and which(More)
The value of clonidine (;Dixarit') for the prophylaxis of migraine has been assessed by a double blind cross-over trial. A dose of up to 0.15 mg daily was used. No effect on the frequency of the headaches could be detected over and above the 60 per cent reduction observed with a placebo. Severity, assessed subjectively by the patient, when it varied between(More)
UNLABELLED Experiments were carried out on 183 rats to study the effect of a complex therapy for treatment of mesenteric shock. The superior mesenteric artery (SMA) was temporarily ligated for 90 min under ether anesthesia; this was followed by an analgesic treatment. After release of the ligated artery, fluid therapy was instituted by administering the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Identification of factors predicting response to therapy is critical in the management of hepatitis C. This study assessed significance of lymphocytosis as a predictor of sustained virological response (SVR). METHODS Retrospective analysis of lymphocytosis and its correlation with virologic response was performed in 110 subjects with(More)