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Haptoglobin (Hp) phenotypes were studied in 72 oesophageal and 104 gastric cancer patients and compared with 100 healthy controls to see if there is any association between oesophageal and gastric cancer and haptoglobin type. There was a significantly increased frequency of Hp 2-1 (59.7%) and Hp 2-2 (91.3%) in oesophageal and gastric cancer patients. Our(More)
Immediately after surgical closure of a patent ductus arteriosus, a 12-year-old boy developed severe systemic arterial hypertension refractory to medication. The cause of hypertension could not be found, but it came under control 3 weeks postoperatively with a combination of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and chlorothiazide.
BACKGROUND Intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) infusion combined with transcranial low-frequency ultrasound waves targeted on the occluded arterial segment (sonothrombolysis) can increase recanalization in large artery-acute ischemic stroke (LA-AIS). AIMS To evaluate the benefits of sonothrombolysis in LA-AIS. SETTINGS AND DESIGNS An(More)
Even though intravenous thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) is the standard of care in acute ischemic stroke, its use in pregnancy is not clearly defined. Mechanical thrombectomy devices can be an option; however, literature on the use of such mechanical devices in stroke in pregnancy is lacking. Here we describe two cases that developed(More)
BACKGROUND Strokes caused by normal variants of the cerebral circulation can be difficult to diagnose, hence a high index of suspicion is needed. This case series discusses the clinical and radiological aspects of one such stroke caused by occlusion of the artery of Percheron (AOP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Computerized discharge summaries, outpatient(More)
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