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We report the first case of Chrysosporium zonatum infection in a 15-year-old male with chronic granulomatous disease who developed a lobar pneumonia and tibia osteomyelitis while on prophylaxis with gamma interferon. The fungus was isolated from sputum and affected bone, and hyphae were observed in the bone by histopathology. Therapy with amphotericin B(More)
PURPOSE To examine the safety and compatibility of full-length metal ureteral stent usage with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). METHODS Four Resonance ureteral stents and four special Resonance ureteral stents modified to contain thermocouples were placed unilaterally in eight pigs, with contralateral ureter of each pig serving as its own(More)
Five patients with rapidly evolving, severe weakness had an unusual myopathy with virtually complete loss of myosin in 5 to 40% of muscle fibers. Three of the 5 patients began to develop weakness 1 to 2 weeks after lung transplantation. The fourth became weak after a febrile illness. The fifth presented with diabetic ketoacidosis and weakness. All patients(More)
Sterile inflammation of the bladder has often been associated with interstitial cystitis (IC), a urologic condition of unknown etiology, predominantly affecting young and middle-aged females, for which no effective therapy is known. Recent reports have indicated that IC is associated with an increased number of bladder mast cells. Here we report the case of(More)
BACKGROUND Intraneural parathyroid adenomas are extremely rare, with only 9 cases of intravagal adenomas reported. We report the first case of an ectopic parathyroid adenoma located within the hypoglossal nerve. METHODS AND RESULTS A 62-year-old woman presented with a palpable nodule in the right submandibular area, reduced bone mass, and elevated calcium(More)
INTRODUCTION Evaluation of ketamine and propofol combination for the performance of photoselective vaporization of prostate (PVP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-six patients undergoing PVP for benign prostatic hyperplasia were included in the study. Co-morbidities were present in 24 patients. Midazolam 2 mg intravenous was administered for the induction to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recent reports concerning coronary, carotid, and femoral vasculature have proposed the use of drug-eluting metal stents (MS) to improve clinical and angiographic outcomes. Based on these reports, we used paclitaxel-eluting MS within an animal renal artery lumen and compared the results with those using a bare-metal stent. MATERIALS(More)
Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is a heterogeneous group of neuromuscular disorders characterized by muscle weakness and hypotonia at birth or within the first few months of life. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. About half of the patients have a deficiency of the alpha-2-chain of laminin (merosin). We describe a case of congenital(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the safety and compatibility of full-length metal ureteric stents with abdominal radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four ureteric stents (Resonance(TM), Cook Urological, Ireland) (RS) and four RSs specially modified to contain thermocouples were placed unilaterally in eight pigs. The contralateral ureters of the same pigs served as(More)
We evaluated a 69-year-old man with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (IgM-kappa M-protein) and progressive weakness over 2 to 3 years. The neurological examination showed symmetrical, predominantly proximal weakness. Electrophysiological testing revealed small brief motor unit potentials with fibrillations and positive sharp waves consistent with an(More)
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