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BACKGROUND AND AIM Left-sided colitis is the most prevalent subtype of ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon. The standard of care for mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis is mesalazine. The PODIUM study compared a once daily to a twice daily dosing regimen of a slow-release mesalazine (Pentasa®); here we assess the efficacy, in(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the effects of 60-mg single doses of pamidronate disodium compared with saline alone in the treatment of cancer-associated hypercalcemia. METHODS After pretreatment hydration, patients with corrected serum calcium concentrations of 3.0 mmol/L (12 mg/dL) or greater secondary to cancer were randomized to double-blind treatment with a(More)
INTRODUCTION We describe a novel endoscopic approach and provide a literature review for the "en bloc" dissection of the distal ureter and bladder cuff during laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy using a transvesical single port approach under pneumovesicum. MATERIALS AND METHODS The procedure was performed in an 80-year old male with a history of(More)
5094 Background: We analysed risk factors to predict oncologic outcomes at 5-11 year after laparoscopic renal cryoablation (LRC). METHODS Between 09/1997 and 010/2008, we performed renal cryoablation in 340 patients. Of these, 102 patients treated before 10/2003 (all laparoscopic) have minimum 5-year follow-up. Follow-up involved MRI imaging on(More)
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