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An increase in the recovery of Aspergillus flavus from respiratory specimens occurred among hospitalized patients during a several-month period in 1977. Notably, 86% of the patients with positive culture results were located in an older hospital section adjacent to a building construction site that created great amounts of dust in the hospital's vicinity.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our retrospective study was to review our single-center experience with aortic abdominal aneurysm (AAA) repair retrospectively. MATERIAL AND METHODS From 1995 to 2005, 70 consecutive patients affected by AAA were treated by endovascular stent-graft repair. Mean follow-up was 23.9 months. Follow-up investigations were performed at 6(More)
OBJECTIVE Phantom limb pain and stump pain frequently occur after limb amputation, and stump neuromas play an important role in generation of the pain. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a previously described optimized procedure for sclerosis of painful stump neuromas under real-time high-resolution sonographic guidance. SUBJECTS(More)
The effect of two parasympatholytic drugs, trospium chloride and hyoscine-N-butylbromide, was studied by urodynamic tests in 20 patients with spastic neurogenic bladder function. After intravenous injection of 0.6 mg trospium chloride or 60 mg hyoscine-N-butyl bromide bladder capacity increased significantly, while the degree of spasm and the response in(More)
AIM Endovascular treatment of infrarenal aortic aneurysms requires follow-up to rule out complications that would require renewed intervention. The aim of this study was to define those factors which, in the absence of such complications, could be relevant for the remaining risk. METHODS The CT data sets of 55 patients (73.5+/-8 years; M: F ratio 49: 6)(More)