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OBJECTIVE To evaluate objective parameters and subjective nursing assessment as pressure ulcer risk factors for intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and compared them with the performance of a general assessment tool (Waterlow scale). To validate the newly developed assessment method. METHOD This prospective epidemiological study involved 698 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess survival after groin recurrence in patients with vulvar cancer in the transition period of the implementation of the sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure. Recurrence of groin metastases in vulvar cancer patients is assumed to be lethal. It is unknown if early detection of relapse and multimodal treatment strategies improve the outcome of(More)
Between 1983-91 386 patients with hemodinamically significant stenosis or short-segment occlusion of iliac arteries were treated by transluminal angioplasty. 487 dilatations and 13 recanalizations were performed. In 353 (70.2%) of these cases were carried out without medicinal preparation continuously after the diagnostic angiography. The technical success(More)
21 arterial lesions were dilated intraoperatively in conjunction with primary vascular reconstructive procedures. Of these, five involved the iliac vessels, fourteen the femoropopliteal segment, one the subclavian artery and one the common carotid artery. 19 intraoperative balloon dilatations were successful and two were unsuccessful. Only one(More)
While dopamine-agonists are the first-line approach in treating prolactinomas, surgery can be considered in selected cases besides non-responders or patients with dopamine-agonist intolerance. The aim of the present study was to compare the long-term outcome in women with prolactinomas treated primarily either surgically or medically who had not had prior(More)
Authors treated 331 patients having symptoms of femoropopliteal stenoses or occlusions with transluminal angioplasty from 1983. They performed 186 dilatations and 189 recanalizations. Procedures were preceded by medicinal preparation. The primary technical success rate was 94.6% after dilatation, and 79.9% after recanalisation. In case of stenosis the(More)
OBJECTIVE In men with prolactinomas, impaired bone density is the principle consequence of hyperprolactinemia-induced hypogonadism. Although dopamine agonists (DAs) are the first-line approach in prolactinomas, surgery can be considered in selected cases. In this study, we aimed to investigate the long-term control of hyperprolactinemia, hypogonadism, and(More)
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