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OBJECTIVE To study the outcomes of broncho ± angioplastic sleeve lobectomy (SL) versus pneumonectomy (PN), and the PN:SL ratio after an aggressive policy of parenchyma-sparing surgery to improve postoperative complications rate and long-term quality of life (QoL). METHODS A prospective study was conducted in 490 patients with non-small cell lung cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE This study sought to assess the real incidence of pN2 among patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (cN0) with negative mediastinal uptake of 2-deoxy-2-(18F)-fluoro-o-glucose (FDG). METHODS During 30 consecutive months (January 2007-May 2009), all patients with NSCLC scheduled for surgery in our unit had a preoperative FDG-positron(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the false-negative (FN) rate of positron emission tomography (PET)-chest computed tomography (CT) scan in clinical non-central cIA and cIB non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for mediastinal staging. METHODS Between January 2007 and December 2010, 402 patients with potentially operable NSCLC were assessed by thoracic CT scan and(More)
This study aims to assess computer-aided detection (CAD) performance with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in very small (equal to or less than 1 cm) invasive breast cancers. Sixty-eight invasive breast cancers less than or equal to 1 cm were retrospectively studied. All cases were detected with FFDM in women aged 49-69 years from our breast cancer(More)
Computed tomography angiography (CTA) detects signs of large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) in about 67.5% of patients with giant-cell arteritis (GCA) at the time of diagnosis and early aortic dilatation in 15%. The outcome of CTA-findings of LVV upon glucocorticoid treatment has not been prospectively evaluated. The aim of our study was to prospectively assess(More)
Question A 25-year-old Spanish male travelled to Senegal in September 2009, where he swam near the Dindefelo freshwater falls. Five weeks later, he presented with fever, myalgia, and dry cough. His complete blood count showed a hemoglobin level of 157 g/L, platelet count of 123.000 platelets/mL, and a leukocyte count of 8.670 cells/mL, with 9% eosinophils.(More)
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