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BACKGROUND Patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from gastric carcinoma have a dismal prognosis. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal intraoperative chemotherapy (HIIC) has been proposed to treat residual disease after cytoreductive surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 1998 through July 2002, 13 patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from gastric cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Delayed graft function (DGF) is a relatively common complication after cadaveric renal transplantation. The adverse effect of DGF on long-term graft survival has lead to intensive efforts to reduce ischemic graft injury. In this study we examined the effects of a new protective treatment based on insulin growth factor (IGF)-I. We evaluated the(More)
A case of endotracheal tube and tracheobronchial acute obstruction caused by a large blood clot reproducing in part the trachea and the right bronchial tree is reported. The event has been anticipated by recurring hemoptyses whose source remained unknown despite any examination. Having established by simple manoeuvres that the obstruction was located at the(More)
BACKGROUND Delayed graft function is a common and severe complication after cadaveric kidney transplantation. Besides a more complicated postoperative course, DGF can worsen the overall graft survival. In particular, DGF enhances the nephrotoxicity of mainstream immunosuppressants cyclosporine and FK506. This study evaluates a new therapeutical approach to(More)
EDITOR: The ideal anaesthetic for day-surgery procedures should give quick recovery without pain, nausea or vomiting and ensure a rapid return to preoperative mental state with rapid discharge and patient satisfaction. Ketamine was introduced into clinical practice nearly 40 yr ago but its use has declined. It nevertheless remains in regular use in certain(More)
A case of late recovery from anesthesia in a patient undergoing bronchoscopy for surgical removal of metastatic bronchial mass is presented. The patient was comatose and a CT scan revealed the presence of bleeding inside a tumor, probably a metastasis, located in the right cerebellum. This report demonstrates that undetected cerebral metastases might lead(More)