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BACKGROUND In breast cancer treated with breast-conserving radiotherapy, the influence of the boost dose on cosmetic outcome after long-term follow-up is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included 348 patients participating in the EORTC 'boost versus no boost' mega trial with a minimum follow-up of 6 years. Digitalised pictures were analysed using specific(More)
The medical term onychomycosis should be understood as chronic infection of the nails caused by a fungus. The most common causative agents are the dermatophytes and Candida species. The less common are certain types of moulds (nondermatophyte moulds or NDMs). In approximately 60-80 % of the cases, onychomycosis is due to dermatophytes. Among dermatophytes,(More)
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare disease, but commonly related to important morbidity. PG was first assumed to be infectious, but is now considered an inflammatory neutrophilic disease, often associated with autoimmunity, and with chronic inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. Currently, many aspects of the underlying pathophysiology are not well(More)
INTRODUCTION Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis (IGD) is an uncommon granulomatous dermatitis occurring in the setting of highly reactive immune states, with a polymorphic clinical presentation. Because there is overlap with other entities [namely palisading neutrophilic granulomatous dermatitis (PNGD)], controversy exists regarding its classification.(More)
Multiple minute digitate hyperkeratosis is a rare, non-follicular dermatosis, with fewer than 30 cases described worldwide. It can be either acquired or inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. We describe the case of an 83-year old patient with life-long, multiple, digitate, milimetric lesions, and a positive family history for the same dermatosis.
BACKGROUND The prevalence of pre-diabetes mellitus and its consequences in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction are not known. We investigated these in the Prospective Comparison of ARNI With ACEI to Determine Impact on Global Mortality and Morbidity in Heart Failure (PARADIGM-HF) trial. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined clinical(More)
We evaluated the effect of chronic Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis, with a once a month dose of 300 mg of inhalatory pentamidine isethionate, on QT interval duration. We included 22 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients: 11 were on this medication and 11 were not. The two groups were matched for age, sex and HIV infection(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are small DNA viruses of the papovavirus family, with more than 100 types already described. Their importance in human disease cannot be overemphasized because these agents are among the most common pathogens in cutaneous infectious diseases and are very important in a subset of predominantly, but not exclusively, genital(More)
We evaluated left ventricular function by echocardiography in a prospective study that included 98 consecutive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients and 40 HIV-seronegative normal controls. When compared with controls, HIV patients showed increased isovolumic relaxation time (101+/-18 ms versus 71+/-10 ms; p<0.0001) and left ventricular(More)