Raul Weiss

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Seven autopsy cases of intramedullary metastases, four in the cervical spinal cord, are reported and the literature reviewed. Whereas lung and breast cancer, malignant melanomas and lymphomas are reported as the most common primary tumors, the present series included three cases of breast carcinoma and two cases each of colon and oat cell carcinoma of the(More)
Three autopsy cases with discrete metastatic involvement of one or several extraocular orbital muscles by disseminated amelanotic melanoma (one case) and lobular mammary adenocarcinoma (two cases) associated with extensive meningeal involvement are reported. Clinical ocular symptoms including pain, exophthalamus, and diplopia occurred 6 months to almost 5(More)
AIMS The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) was introduced to overcome complications related to transvenous leads. Adoption of the S-ICD requires implanters to learn a new implantation technique. The aim of this study was to assess the learning curve for S-ICD implanters with respect to implant-related complications, procedure time,(More)
BACKGROUND Identified genetic variants are insufficient to explain all cases of inherited arrhythmia. We tested whether the integration of whole exome sequencing with well-established clinical, translational, and basic science platforms could provide rapid and novel insight into human arrhythmia pathophysiology and disease treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction increases the risk of ventricular arrhythmias; however, LV ejection fraction has a low sensitivity to predict ventricular arrhythmias. LV dilatation and mass may be useful to further risk-stratify for ventricular arrhythmias. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients from the Genetic Risk of Assessment of(More)
PURPOSE Combined immunomodulatory and antiviral treatment was administered to three patients with newly diagnosed HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) in an attempt to improve outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three patients from our institution who were recently diagnosed with HIV-associated PCNSL received intravenous(More)
The accuracy of three scintigraphic methods for determination of right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) was tested in 29 patients using ultrafast computed tomography (UFCT) as the gold standard. RVEF measurements by the ECG-gated first-pass approach showed excellent correlation with the UFCT results (r = 0.96, y = 0.06 + 0.91x), while both the standard(More)
We report the case of a 28-year-old male who suffered a frontal penetrating gunshot injury with subsequent bifrontal brain abscess and subdural empyema, and five years later developed a large bifrontal tumour at the precise site of the meningo-cerebral scar and posttraumatic defect. Histological examination showed a glioblastoma multiforme adjacent to the(More)
Postoperative survival time and recurrence-free intervals in 116 consecutive patients with supratentorial grade III and IV gliomas (glioblastomas, gliosarcomas, anaplastic astrocytomas, and ependymomas) were compared in unselected groups receiving different forms of treatment. Postoperative high-voltage radiotherapy (31 patients, dosage 4,000--6,000 rads)(More)
A woman, aged 58, who had undergone prolonged treatment with corticosteroids for generalized necrotizing vasculitis, and had received azathioprine (Imurel) for 18 months, 4 years after discontinuing the latter treatment, developed peripheral neuropathy and a rapidly progressing cerebral disorder suggesting a basal meningeal process. CSF cytology suggested(More)
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