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Between April 1980 and December 1981, 135 alumina-coated hemispherical cups were inserted without cement in patients with degenerative lesions. The cups were anchored by press fit and secured with a tripod attachment. The follow up was for over ten years. A bipolar polyethylene insert was used. Only one patient was lost to follow up in less than 2 years.(More)
BACKGROUND Early chemotherapy might improve the overall outcomes of patients with metastatic non-castrate (ie, hormone-sensitive) prostate cancer. We investigated the effects of the addition of docetaxel to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for patients with metastatic non-castrate prostate cancer. METHODS In this randomised, open-label, phase 3 study,(More)
PURPOSE The delivery of bad news by oncologists to their patients is a key moment in the physician-patient relationship. We performed a systematic review of qualitative studies (a metasynthesis) that focused on the experiences and points of view of oncologists about breaking bad news to patients. METHODS We searched international publications to identify(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY We report a retrospective series of 106 total hip prosthesis with ten years follow-up. The purpose of this study was to analyze survival of cementless dual mobility sockets. MATERIAL AND METHODS The series included 90 consecutive patients with 106 first-intention total hip prosthesis, all with cementless dual mobility sockets. All(More)
BACKGROUND Angiosarcomas account for <2% of all soft tissue sarcomas. This subtype is one of the most aggressive forms of soft tissue sarcoma. The prognosis for angiosarcoma patients in the advanced phase remains poor with current cytotoxic agents (progression-free survival [PFS] time of ∼4 months and overall survival [OS] time of ∼8 months). We(More)
CONTEXT Hereditary renal cancers (HRCs) comprise approximately 3-5% of renal cell carcinomas (RCCs). OBJECTIVE Our aim was to provide an overview of the currently known HRC syndromes in adults. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION Data on HRC syndromes were analysed using PubMed and Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man with an emphasis on kidney cancer, clinical(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Breast sarcoma (BS) is a rare tumour. While surgical resection is the primary treatment, the role of radiation therapy (RT) and chemotherapy remains unclear. This study aimed at defining prognostic factors and treatment strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data from 103 patients treated between 1976 and 2002 were collected. The median(More)
BACKGROUND Toxicity, which is a key parameter in the evaluation of cancer treatments, can be underestimated by clinicians. We investigated differences between patients and physicians in reporting adverse events of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) with or without docetaxel in a multicentre phase III trial in non-castrate metastatic prostate cancer. (More)