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Ascites appearing in a previously healthy female patient is usually ascribed to a variety of causes, among which, is a cancerous process, especially if it comes with a raised CA-125 level. Although the CA-125 antigen is present on more than 80% of malignant epithelial ovarian tissue of non-mucinous type, it is also found on both healthy and malignant cells(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS We report a case of insulinoma in which the diagnosis was very challenging as some of the biochemical data were consistently equivocal. In order to assess the relative reliability of the analytical tests, retrospective biochemical data on 45 other cases of histologically confirmed insulinoma were evaluated, enabling the most secure(More)
Objective To examine the utility of the GnRH (gonadotrophin-releasing hormone) test in the management of patients with pituitary and parapituitary lesions. Patients and Methods A 5-year retrospective study of LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) responses to GnRH test in patients with HP (hypothalamic-pituitary) disease in a(More)
Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the commonest cause of death in diabetic foot ulcer patients and non-ulcerated diabetic patients, yet the mortality rate of diabetic foot ulcer patients is over twice that of non-ulcerated patients. As the cause of this increased mortality is not understood, we plotted the ratio of deaths due to ischaemic heart disease(More)
New properties are being modified in the external fixator instrumentation that are leading to the more indicated use of this type of fixation especially in children's lower limb fractures. Dynamization, the ability to lengthen the limb and easy wound care are among the new properties of the monoplane external fixator, along with greater stability than older(More)
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) patients have a greater than twofold increase in mortality compared with nonulcerated diabetic patients. We investigated (a) cause of death in DFU patients, (b) age at death, and (c) relationship between cause of death and ulcer type. This was an eleven-year retrospective study on DFU patients who attended King's College Hospital(More)
Mandibular advancement device (MAD) represents a therapeutic option for simple snoring to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The different available studies report an improvement either on nocturnal respiratory events or on the quality of sleep. The decrease in the intensity of snoring is confirmed by the patient's partner and by objective studies.(More)
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