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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The incidence of middle turbinate pneumatization, or concha bullosa, has been well described in the literature. However, to our knowledge, no study has evaluated concha bullosa in relation to nasal septal deviation. We sought to analyze the incidence of concha bullosa and any correlation with nasal septal deviation and paranasal sinus(More)
The effect of ranitidine 300 mg once daily and cimetidine 800 mg once daily on the disposition of nifedipine was studied in two groups of 12 volunteers. Both investigations were placebo-controlled cross-over studies. The first group received ranitidine, cimetidine or placebo for 5 days with 20 mg nifedipine given on the 5th day. Each period was separated by(More)
Nifedipine, metoprolol and atenolol were administered orally to young, healthy volunteers. Each drug was given alone and nifedipine was also given with both beta-adrenoceptor blockers. Each drug was given for 3 days immediately before the study days. Plasma and urine drug concentrations were measured and the relevant pharmacokinetic parameters calculated.(More)
Caffeine has been reported to have a positive and (or) a negative inotropic effect on cardiac muscle. In this study, the force-frequency and postrest characteristics of rat atrium were studied in the presence of caffeine (1.0-10 mM) to see if the interval between beats affected the response of cardiac muscle to caffeine. When stimulation frequency was 0.5(More)
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is an aggressive T-cell neoplasm. It rarely involves the urinary bladder, with just twelve cases reported thus far and only one being ALK-negative. Immunophenotyping (particularly for ALK) is mandatory, both for prognostic and therapeutic reasons. Herein, we report the case of a patient with an ALK-negative anaplastic large(More)
A few cases of prostate adenocarcinoma (PCa) metastases to the epididymis have been documented in literature. We report a case of a 69-year-old man with a left epididymal metastasis, 6 years after radical prostatectomy and adjuvant radiation therapy for PCa. Although he developed biochemical recurrence, only gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane(More)
Currently, uveal melanoma is not considered within the Lynch syndrome tumor spectrum. However, there are studies suggesting a contribution of microsatellite instability in sporadic uveal melanoma tumorigenesis. We report a 45-year-old woman who was referred for genetic counseling due to a family history of Lynch syndrome caused by a MLH1 mutation. She(More)
Tramadol and tapentadol are two atypical synthetic opioid analgesics, with monoamine reuptake inhibition properties. Mainly aimed at the treatment of moderate to severe pain, these drugs are extensively prescribed for multiple clinical applications. Along with the increase in their use, there has been an increment in their abuse, and consequently in the(More)
Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) are a group of heterogeneous, biologically diverse and clinically challenging neoplasms. Despite the relatively low incidence and mortality rates, a subgroup of patients with disseminated disease relapse after conventional therapy and have a dismal prognosis. Moreover, TGCT afflict mostly young men and have therapeutic(More)