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PURPOSE Resection of solitary metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is associated with a 5-year survival rate of 35% to 50%. Selection criteria are not well defined. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed our experience with 278 patients with recurrent RCC from 1980 to 1993. RESULTS One hundred forty-one of 278 patients underwent a(More)
Food-fermenting lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are generally considered to be non-toxic and non-pathogenic. Some species of LAB, however, can produce biogenic amines (BAs). BAs are organic, basic, nitrogenous compounds, mainly formed through decarboxylation of amino acids. BAs are present in a wide range of foods, including dairy products, and can occasionally(More)
PURPOSE We determine the incidence and nature of multiple primary malignancies in patients with renal cell carcinoma, and whether these patients have an increased risk of a second primary malignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between July 1989 and January 1997, 551 patients underwent an operation for renal cell carcinoma. The incidence of other primary(More)
In order to investigate the genetic heterogeneity of ovine pestivirus isolates in France, 32-clinical samples collected between 1985 and 2006, previously detected positive by indirect immuno-fluorescence for the presence of Border disease virus (BDV), were tested by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Parts of the 5'-non-coding region(More)
Hypertyrosinemia encompasses several entities, of which tyrosinemia type I (or hepatorenal tyrosinemia, HT1) results in the most extensive clinical and pathological manifestations involving mainly the liver, kidney, and peripheral nerves. The clinical findings range from a severe hepatopathy of early infancy to chronic liver disease and rickets in the older(More)
Dietary probiotics should reach the intestine viable and in high numbers; therefore, they should tolerate the stress associated to the gastro-intestinal (GI) environment. Indeed, all along the different GI sections, probiotics are challenged by several sources of stress, including low pH, bile and digestive enzymes. Bacterial cells are equipped with various(More)
BACKGROUND Clinically isolated adrenal metastasis is rare. The role of surgical resection is unknown. The aim of this study was to define clinical and pathologic parameters that might predict long term survival after resection of adrenal metastasis. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective review of 37 patients who had undergone adrenalectomy for(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the relationship between treatment with cytokine therapy and survival, investigate the effect of nephrectomy on survival, and identify long-term survivors among a cohort of 670 patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 670 patients with advanced RCC treated on 24 clinical trials of systemic(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the morbidity and determine survival after ureteral decompression in patients with advanced nonurologic malignancies. METHODS Between June 1988 and June 1993 78 patients were referred to a single surgeon for ureteral decompression. Records were analyzed in relation to primary diagnosis, early and late(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated a patient cohort with renal tumors 4 cm. or less treated with partial or radical nephrectomy. We compared patient and tumor characteristics, and survival in these 2 groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the records of 670 patients with a median age of 63 years treated surgically for renal cell carcinoma between(More)