Rebecca Weinstein

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The increase in incidence of oral discomfort among women in a menopause is probably due to hormone modifications. This study evaluated the efficacy of hormone replacement therapy in 27 postmenopausal patients, aged 48 to 58 years, with oral discomfort and no local irritants and in 47 postmenopausal women with no oral discomfort. Patients were treated with(More)
PURPOSE Perforation of the bladder during transurethral resection is a worrisome complication for most urologists. Little is known about the consequences of seeding of tumor cells into the peritoneum or retroperitoneum. We reviewed several hospital patient databases as well as the literature to determine the outcome of such situations. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroglobulin is an excellent biological marker of persistent or recurrent thyroid cancer during long-term follow-up. Most studies investigated its diagnostic value but not its prognostic value over time. We aim to study the prognostic value of thyroglobulin levels early after total thyroidectomy, before iodine ablation. METHODS The study was(More)
OBJECTIVES Metachronous metastasis of renal cell carcinoma to the contralateral adrenal gland is very rare. We review our experience with 5 such patients and compare it with reports in the literature. METHODS The records of all 350 patients who underwent nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma in our center between 1975 and 1992 were reviewed. Five patients(More)
A boy referred at the age of 4 years because of obesity and under observation for 16 years, was found to be suffering from a hypothalamic syndrome of unknown origin characterized by progressive obesity, polyphagia, deficiency of growth and thyroid hormone, hyperprolactinemia, hypodipsia, hypernatremia and hyperosmolality without diabetes insipidus. At ages(More)
OBJECTIVE Most papillary renal tumors are not as aggressive as clear cell carcinomas and thus carry a better prognosis. However, several reports in the literature have demonstrated a subset of patients with papillary tumors that have a more aggressive biology and advanced stage at presentation. We compared several parameters of these subsets of renal tumors(More)
PURPOSE To examine the clinical and gonioscopic findings in patients with glaucoma associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome. METHODS Retrospective review of clinical findings of all patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome who presented between January 1978 and December 2003. Koeppe gonioscopy was performed under general anesthesia and findings were photographed(More)
Two patients with classical signs and symptoms of pheochromocytoma, are described. In these two patients the 24-hr urinary excretion of dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine and their metabolites were normal or low, both in basal states or after attacks (spontaneous or provoked). However, the 24-hr urinary excretion of cyclic AMP was exceedingly high in one(More)
BACKGROUND Chromaffin-cell tumors (CCT), a rare group of catecholamine producing endocrine neoplasms, are traditionally suspected and diagnosed in patients presenting with episodic hypertension, together with the classic triad of headache, sweating, and tachycardia. Asymptomatic CCT are increasingly diagnosed, frequently as "incidentalomas". We have(More)