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To investigate the importance of route of nutrient administration on septic complications after blunt and penetrating trauma, 98 patients with an abdominal trauma index of at least 15 were randomized to either enteral or parenteral feeding within 24 hours of injury. Septic morbidity was defined as pneumonia, intra-abdominal abscess, empyema, line sepsis, or(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated stricture-free survival and functional outcomes of buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty in patients with urethral stricture disease after radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed our urethroplasty database for patients with a radiotherapy history who underwent buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty between January 2009 and October(More)
Bone metastases from a vulvar carcinoma are exceptionally rare with only five reported cases in the literature. We report on a patient who was initially treated with radical vulvectomy and bilateral inguinal lymphadenectomy for a vulvar cancer (pT2, pN2 (6/37), M0; G2). Due to a positive nodal status, adjuvant radiation of the vulva and the pelvis was(More)
We have described a rare case of early tracheo-esophageal fistula after short-term intubation. 18-year old male patient was admitted to ICU after craniocerebral trauma. After 6 days of intubation the tracheo-esophageal fistula appeared. We suggest that tracheoesophageal fistula was caused by compression of the trachea by tracheostomies tube cuff, shock and(More)
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