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OBJECTIVE We report the treatment outcomes, including organ preservation, for patients with locally advanced (T3/T4a) laryngeal cancer receiving both surgical and nonsurgical approaches. We hypothesize that selection of treatment protocols aimed to optimize organ preservation does not compromise survival provided careful selection is done through the… (More)
Metanephric adenomas are a rare neoplasm of the kidney with less than 200 cases reported. We report a case of a metanephric adenoma incidentally found on imaging in a 52-year-old Hispanic female and treated with robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. A brief review of the literature is also included.
A relatively rapid, unidimensional method of measuring phosphatidyl glycerol (PG) in amniotic fluid in order to assess pulmonary maturity was compared with measurement of the lecithin/sphingomyelin (L/S) ratio and the bubble test. Measurement of PG alone gave a higher predictive value (95%) than the L/S ratio while maintaining a low ratio rate of… (More)
OBJECTIVE To establish if glucose management with continuous intravenous insulin infusion (CII) in the early post-operative period after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is associated with complication rate and length of hospital stay (LOS) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We reviewed the records of 587… (More)
Cryptococcus neoformans is an opportunistic fungal pathogen that primarily affects immunocompromised individuals. Reverse genetics is commonly used to identify and characterize genes involved in a variety of cellular processes. In C. neoformans there is a limited set of positive selectable markers available to make gene deletions or other genetic… (More)