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OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical features, causes, imaging characteristics, treatment, and outcome of patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and sino-orbital aspergillosis. DESIGN Records of 5 patients were reviewed. Results of imaging and histopathologic examinations and clinical courses of the patients were studied. RESULTS(More)
50 previously untreated patients with multiple myeloma received two-phase treatment: repeated cycles of 4 day infusion with vincristine, doxorubicin, and methylprednisolone (VAMP) followed by high-dose melphalan (HDM), with autologous bone marrow transplantation where possible. The overall response rate was 74% (37/50), with 25 patients (50%) achieving(More)
Cataract is common after silicone oil repair of retinal detachment due to necrotizing retinitis in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Surgical management has not been reported. Twenty-two eyes of 19 patients were reviewed. The majority underwent phacoemulsification with a posterior chamber convexoplano implant without iridotomy Complications included(More)
The use of galeal or pericranial flaps for craniofacial reconstruction is well recognized. The excellent blood supply of the flap permits vascularized support for skin, bone, or cartilage grafts in otherwise unsatisfactory recipient sites. The pericranial flap was used in 1 patient with a large orbital bony defect and the galeopericranial flap was used in 3(More)
Forty-four patients with relapsed or resistant Hodgkin's disease were treated with adriamycin 40 mg m-2 i.v. on day 1, vincristine 1.4 mg m-2 i.v. on days 1 and 8, prednisolone 40 mg m-2 orally daily for 8 days, etoposide 200 mg m-2 orally daily for 4 days according to the nadir white cell count, and bleomycin 10 mg m-2 i.v. days 1 and 8 (HOPE-Bleo). Median(More)
In three studies we have attempted to increase the complete remission rate in a series of patients with multiple myeloma under the age of 69. A CR rate of 27% was seen in 63 patients treated with intravenous high-dose melphalan 140 m/m2 with or without the addition of high-dose methyl prednisolone 1 g/m2 for 5 days (in 22 patients). In a third study a CR(More)
Fifty previously untreated patients with myeloma were entered into a 2-phase treatment programme: vincristine, adriamycin and methyl prednisolone (VAMP) followed by high dose intravenous melphalan (HDM) with autologous bone marrow transplantation where possible. The complete remission rate of 50% was associated with very good quality of life and the(More)
PURPOSE To report a case of necrotizing fasciitis after cosmetic blepharoplasty. METHOD Case report. A 74-year-old woman with history of type II diabetes mellitus underwent bilateral upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Postoperatively she developed fever, grayish discoloration of the skin, violaceous bullae, and a right facial nerve palsy. Necrotizing fasciitis(More)
Patient expectations regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) interventions have important implications for treatment adherence, attrition and clinical outcome. Little is known, however, about parent and child treatment expectations regarding CAM approaches for pediatric chronic pain problems. The present study examined ratings of the expected(More)