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OBJECTIVE To study the prognosis and metastatic route of cervical carcinoma with ovarian metastasis. METHOD From 1980 to 1993, 10 of the 1507 patients with cervical carcinoma operated and who had ovarian metastasis were analyzed. RESULTS Six patients had squamous cell carcinomas and 4 patients had adenocarcinomas. Their mean age was 45 years. Six of 9(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of an expert monitoring on the quality and results of laparoscopic reversal of Hartmann's procedure (LRHP) performed by trainee surgeons by comparing their results to the expert's outcomes. Forty-two LRHP were performed between 2000 and 2008 following a step-by-step, standardised, full laparoscopic procedure.(More)
Ultrasonography is the lowest cost no risk medical imaging technique. However, reading an ultrasonographic (US) image as well as performing a good US probe positioning remain difficult tasks. Education in this domain is today performed on patients, thus limiting it to the most common cases. In this paper, we present a cost effective simulator that allows US(More)
Laparoscopic surgery planning is usually realized on a preoperative image that does not correspond to the operating room conditions. Indeed, the patient undergoes gas insufflation (pneumoperitoneum) to allow instrument manipulation inside the abdomen. This insufflation moves the skin and the viscera so that their positions do no longer correspond to the(More)
Although serum leptin concentrations are reported by several studies to increase in patients with liver cirrhosis, the mechanisms underpinning this increase remain unclear. Circulating tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) concentrations are also recognized to increase in liver cirrhosis. Furthermore, TNF-alpha administration to rodents results in(More)
Sleep spindle activity was evaluated in 32 twins at 52 weeks postconceptional age. Significantly increased mature spindle activity was seen in infants born at older gestational ages, in femals, and in infants who were stressed by intra-uterine growth retardation or with mild postnatal respiratory illness.
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