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BACKGROUND Surgical indications to prevent systemic embolism in infective endocarditis (IE) remain controversial. We sought to compare clinical outcomes of early surgery with conventional treatment in IE patients with embolic indications only. METHODS AND RESULTS From 1998 to 2006, we prospectively enrolled 132 consecutive patients (86 men; age, 49±17(More)
A 54-year-old man had been diagnosed as having macroglobulinemia 10 years earlier; Ultrasonography and liver scintigraphy showed a space-occupying lesion in the right lobe of the liver; CT scan showed abnormal density in the same region. IgG was more than 7,000 mg/dl. The tumor was isolated, and liver function was good. On laparotomy, biopsy of the tumor(More)
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