Margaret Fraenkel

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Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours are a heterogeneous group of tumours arising from diffuse endocrine cells, causing unique clinical syndromes. These tumours, formerly named carcinoid, can involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract and the endocrine pancreas and have a wide range of malignant potential: from benign to poorly differentiated(More)
Based on the current medical literature, the worldwide incidence of neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) seems to have increased; however, a systematic literature overview is lacking. This study aimed to collect all available data on the incidence of gastroenteropancreatic (GEP)-NETs and characteristics of population to establish their epidemiology. A sensitive(More)
The title of this article refers not only to the patient who decides to let go of life, the quality of which on dialysis is such that death is preferable, but also to the family and the renal unit staff who have to let go of the patient who makes this decision. One such case is described in detail since the problem is not one restricted to the treatment of(More)