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We treated 30 patients with Fournier's gangrene during a 15-year period. Data were collected on demographics, medical history, admission signs and symptoms, physical examination, admission laboratory studies and bacteriology. The timing and degree of surgical débridement as well as antibiotic therapy were also reviewed. The extent of disease was calculated(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of involved surface area (extent of disease) and the number and timing of surgical débridements on survival in patients with Fournier's gangrene. PATIENTS AND METHODS The medical records of 30 patients with Fournier's gangrene treated over a 15-year period were reviewed. The extent of disease was quantified and(More)
Urachal disorders are uncommon and present with varied appearances. Three cases of urachal disease, one congenital and two acquired, are reported. Each case is representative of the symptoms and findings of its respective category. A review of the literature is presented. A basic understanding of urachal development is necessary to suspect a diagnosis of(More)
A nephrobronchial fistula is an uncommon clinical entity and perinephric abscess in the most common etiological lesion. At times, pulmonary symptoms may dominate the clinical picture and the diagnosis of an associated renal lesion may be overlooked. An unusual case of a coexisting nephrobronchial and colonobronchial fistula is reported. The patient had been(More)
A histological review of testicular biopsies of the contralateral testis, obtained at the time of surgical intervention for testicular torsion, was performed in 20 post-pubertal men. Contralateral histological abnormalities were found in 12 specimens. The duration of torsion correlated well with the viability of the involved testis but not with the presence(More)
Cytosol androgen receptor content of transitional cell bladder cancer tissue was found to be substantially higher than its content in normal bladder mucosa and lower than in control benign prostatic hypertrophy tissue. Tumors arising in female patients had a lower androgen receptor content than those arising in male patients. High-grade tumors had a lower(More)
PURPOSE Triple negative receptor status (TNRS) of patients undergoing breast-conserving therapy treated with whole-breast irradiation has been associated with increased distant metastasis and decreased disease-free and overall survival. This paper reports the outcomes of TNRS patients treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). METHODS AND(More)
The records of 196 patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder diagnosed up to 1975 were analyzed for age, sex, tumor histology, and survival parameters. Analysis of the series as a whole showed it to be comparable to literature controls in the male to female ratio, average age at presentation, and in survival data. Sex stratification combined(More)