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A series of 87 patients with severe brain injury were studied. Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring and external ventricular drainage were used to control ICP at high and low levels. Clearance of ytterbium-169-labeled diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (169Yb-DTPA), Evans blue dye, and ventricular cerebrospinal fluid protein was measured at the two ICP(More)
BACKGROUND The number of 30-year-old or younger patients with breast cancer is increasing. The aim was to describe the clinicopathological features and prognosis of 30-year-old or younger patients with breast cancer. METHODS We reviewed the records of 1,406 consecutive patients aged ≤50 years with first diagnosis of invasive breast cancer referred to(More)
Abernethy malformations are rare vascular abnormalities, classified into two types : type 1 if the portal vein is absent, type 2 when the portal blood is diverted into vena cava through a hypoplastic portal vein. These conditions present symptoms related to portosystemic shunting, and usually become clinically evident in children or young adults. Here we(More)
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