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BACKGROUND Radiotherapy is the treatment of choice for early glottic carcinoma. Thirteen percent to 24% of patients require salvage surgery. To evaluate time of recurrence, site, and locoregional control, we retrospectively reviewed 29 patients treated from 1981 to 1996. METHODS There were 28 men and 1 woman. Mean age was 63 years. Twenty were T1 (69%)(More)
The current situation of endemic malaria in Mauritania is not clear since, in most health centres, suspected malaria cases are not confirmed by parasitological analysis and diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms alone. To obtain reliable data about malaria in this country, thin and thick blood smears were taken from patients with symptoms compatible with(More)
PURPOSE High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy has been accepted as an effective and safe method to treat prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to describe acute toxicity following HDR brachytherapy to the prostate, and to examine the association between dosimetric parameters and urinary toxicity in low-risk prostate cancer patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
A 54 years old female with significant impairment of renal function is presented. On physical examination, the presence of dystrophic nails, elbow dysplasia and prominent iliac horns. Familial study showed similar nail and bone deformities in 3 of six sons. The nail patella syndrome diagnosis was based on these findings. This is a rare autosomal dominant(More)
The need for a safe drug that is easy to administer and not too expensive prompted a study of treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea with a single oral dose of 2.5 g of thiamphenicol. Of 169 patients treated, 161 were cured. Of the 92 patients with acute infections, all of the 13 men and 74 (93.7%) of the 79 women were cured. Seventy-seven cases were defined(More)
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