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The marked disparity of the published 5-year survival rates (0 to 3%) for non-anaplastic, operated N2 lung cancers would suggest the marked heterogeneity of the patients studied. We prospectively studies 97 N2 tumours for which "curative" resection was performed between 1983 and 1986. The overall survival rate was 28% at 3 years, 19% at 4 years and 12% at 5(More)
The woman pelvic system involves multiple organs, muscles, ligaments, and fasciae where different pathologies may occur. Here we are most interested in abnormal mobility, often caused by complex and not fully understood mechanisms. Computer simulation and modeling using the finite element (FE) method are the tools helping to better understand the(More)
Transmission of sheep scrapie and some other prion diseases, including variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease of man, probably occurs via the oral route. A disease-associated variant of the host-coded prion protein (PrP(d)) accumulates in germinal center follicles of lymphoid tissues, including Peyer's patches of the gut, where it can be detected before its(More)
From 1974 to 1991, 77 patients were admitted for pulmonary (55), pleural (16), or bronchial (6) aspergilloma. About 50% were asymptomatic. Sixty-three underwent operation. Pulmonary aspergillomas were operated on for therapeutic need in 26 and on principle in 18; the procedures were 28 lobar or segmental resections, 10 thoracoplasties, and 5(More)
Female pelvic mobility is crucial for urinary, bowel and sexual function and for vaginal delivery. This mobility is ensured by a complex organ suspension system composed of ligaments, fascia and muscles. Impaired pelvic mobility affects one in three women of all ages and can be incapacitating. Surgical management has a high failure rate, largely owing to(More)
From 1974 to 1990, 61 patients were admitted for pulmonary (55) or bronchial (6) aspergilloma; 50 were treated by surgery. Operative treatment was mandatory because of disabling symptoms in 17 patients, rapid growth on radiological survey in 7 others, diagnostic doubt in 10 and association with bronchogenic cancer in 2. 14 were operated on in order to(More)
Patients with resectable squamous cell carcinoma were randomly allocated after surgery to receive either no further treatment (57 patients) or a single intrapleural injection of BCG (61 patients). No significant improvement in survival was observed in patients treated with BCG, even when their disease was staged as N0. There was a slight trend for the(More)