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PURPOSE To analyze the results obtained in a prospective group of patients with basal or squamous cell skin carcinomas of the face treated by high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy via custom-made surface molds. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 136 patients with basal or squamous cell carcinomas of the face were treated between March 1992 and March 1997 by(More)
Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) is an uncommon entity related to multiple and different pathologies, the most common being hypertensive crisis. It is believed to be secondary to the breakdown on the blood-brain barrier. At the beginning, it is undistinguishable from other leukoencephalopathies. However, the disappearance of brain(More)
We analyze the cases of 215 adult patients affected from tuberculosis (TB) and infection due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the study period from December 6th, 1986 to January 31st of 1992. Disease affected specially the group of drug addict patients (DAP) with a 74.88%, followed by paid plasma donors (PPD) from our city with a 12.09%. Sexual(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the main results of the investigation of an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease that occurred in an inner city district of Barcelona between 15 October and 15 November 2000. METHODS Epidemiological surveys of patients and environmental investigations were initiated on the day the first five cases were notified. Water samples and smears(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study is to analyze the impact of high activity antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on renal lesions observed in autopsies of HIV patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Clinical records and renal pathologic samples from 100 HIV patients, who had died between 1984 and 2006, were reviewed, 61 before 1997 (group I) and 39 after. 24 of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Although renal pathologies are becoming an emergent problem in the population infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), there is very scarce information about the natural course of this problem. The objective of the present study is to describe renal lesions in an autopsy series of HIV-infected patients never treated with(More)
We report 16 cases of pulmonary tuberculosis with normal chest x-ray film associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These patients belong to a sample of 125 cases of tuberculosis and HIV infection observed during the same study period. The clinical features and the diagnostic methods are described. The unusual character of the(More)
We present the immunoglobulin spectrum in a series of 156 HIV-infected patients who were affected of tuberculosis (TB) of different localization. Sixty-seven patients had lung TB, in 13 cases lung TB and an opportunistic infection were diagnosed simultaneously and in 76 cases TB was localized outside the lung. The cases were compared to 62 HIV-infected(More)