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In this paper we describe attempts at building a robust model for predicting the length of survival of patients with colorectal cancer. The aim of the research, reported in this paper, is to study the effective utilisation of artificial intelligence techniques in the medical domain. We suggest that an important research objective of proponents of(More)
Four cases, including three adults and one child, suffering from acute poisoning with Tricholoma equestre were described. The patients had eaten from 100 to 400 grams of the mushroom within a few consecutive meals. After consuming about 1000 grams of Tricholoma equestre for 3-4 days, the subjects developed fatigue, muscle weakness, myalgia, and in two cases(More)
Spontaneous regression of malignant tumours is a rare and enigmatic phenomenon. We reviewed the cases of spontaneous regression of cancer in medical literature according to MEDLINE database in the period 1988-2006 and compared them with similar reviews from 1900-1987 period. The number of reported cases of spontaneous regression increased steadily in XX(More)
CONTEXT Olanzapine is widely used in the treatment of schizophrenia and it is becoming more frequently responsible for overdoses. Standard pharmacokinetic models do not fit to the toxic concentration data. OBJECTIVE The aim of present study is to investigate the reasons for an abnormal olanzapine plasma concentration time curve in the range of toxic(More)
INTRODUCTION The clinical manifestations of acute topiramate toxicity are described. METHODS Seven cases of acute and acute-on-chronic topiramate toxicity observed in two clinical units of Polish Poison Control Centers in 2004-2005 were analyzed. RESULTS The patients were 4 women and 2 men aged between 16 and 38 (mean 21.0 +/- 8.4) years. The doses of(More)
In the period from 1990 to 2002, 201 patients with suicidal antihypertensive drugs poisoning were treated, including 138 women and 63 men from 15 to 84 (mean 36) years old. The main causes of suicides were various kinds of depression (63%) as well as psychopathy and/or sociopathy (16%) and schizophrenia (10%). Twenty eight patients attempted repeatedly to(More)
This report presents the first case in pediatric literature of the acute intoxication of a five-year old male child who ate 300-400 grams of Tricholoma equestre daily for four consecutive days before the onset of poisoning. The symptoms included acute respiratory failure with the need of respiratorotherapy, muscle weakness concerning especially the pelvic(More)
BACKGROUND Fipronil which has initiated the new generation of insecticides and possesses greater affinity at GABA receptors in insects than humans is supposed to be safer than the old generation of insecticides. Dermal and inhalation exposure to fipronil has not been reported in the literature. CASE REPORT A 50-year-old male was admitted to the Clinic(More)
Suicidal salicylate poisonings are presented in 49 patients, 33 women and 16 men, aged from 18 to 71 (mean 37) years. Mixed poisonings with multiple agents were four times more frequent, had more severe clinical course and demanded longer hospitalisation than acute intoxications with salicylates alone. Four patient were over 65 years old (8.2%). Difficult(More)