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BACKGROUND Radiotherapy (XRT) is effective as the primary treatment modality for laryngopharyngeal cancer; however, complications of XRT can result in significant morbidity. Few previous studies have examined the effect of continued smoking on complications of XRT. The authors of this report hypothesized that patients with laryngopharyngeal cancer who(More)
Pasteurella multocida appears to be an uncommon pathogen in human thoracic empyema. The morbidity and mortality associated with these infections has been significant, presumably secondary to the elderly populations they affect, many with chronic lung disease and impaired pulmonary defenses. We report a case of pasteurella empyema treated with open(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine prevalence of renal cell carcinoma in a cohort of patients with end stage renal disease who underwent nephrectomies for suspicious cysts or masses. METHODS A retrospective review of patients with end stage renal disease who were receiving hemodialysis and underwent nephrectomies were identified and those charts were reviewed. (More)