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Cervical carcinoma is the third most common gynecologic malignancy and is typically seen in younger women, often with serious consequences. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system provides worldwide epidemiologic and treatment response statistics. However, there are significant inaccuracies in the FIGO staging system,(More)
The records of 22 patients in whom wall thickening of the renal collecting system was seen at ultrasound (US) were retrospectively reviewed. Wall thickening was found in 15 patients with renal transplants and seven with native kidneys. Severe thickening occurred with transplant rejection, but thickening also occurred with urinary tract infection, reflux, or(More)
Metastases to the breast are not very common and, according to the recent literature, usually present as nodules, most often single but sometimes multiple, generally without retraction or thickening of the skin. The authors reviewed 21 such cases from the last 15 years. In six patients the metastatic infiltration presented as diffuse thickening of the skin(More)
C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) is a prototypic complement-mediated kidney disease. Rapidly progressive forms of C3G usually respond poorly to conventional treatments. We report on the efficacy of the terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab in 3 adult patients with rapidly progressive C3G. In all 3 patients, serum creatinine levels had increased by >50% in the 2(More)
The most common conditions affecting the salivary glands are calculi, inflammation and tumours. Plain radiography may be useful, especially in showing calculi. Sialography is the examination of choice for inflammatory diseases, whereas ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are particularly useful in evaluating masses in the(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major concern of public health. The pharmacist is known as a health practitioner involved in prevention and therapeutic education. Our study aimed at defining the impact of community pharmacists' interventions for preventing and screening CKD. In our observational prospective study of 5 months conducted in 109 community(More)
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