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Maryland, will feature an exciting technical program with up-to-date reports on new developments in plasma science and engineering. Information regarding abstract submittal, conference registration, hotel registration, and minicourse registration can all be found on the web site www.ieee.org/icops2004. Plasma science covers a broad spectrum of topics and a(More)
BACKGROUND Therapies for inoperable oesophageal cancer include chemoradiotherapy and placement of a self-expanding metal stent (SEMS). Few data are available regarding SEMS as sole therapy for patients with inoperable disease who have not already received, or are unfit for, chemoradiotherapy. The aim of this study was to determine survival, adequacy of(More)
Esophageal cancer has a strikingly uneven geographical distribution, resulting in focal endemic areas in several countries. One such endemic area is in western Kenya. We conducted a retrospective review of all pathology-confirmed malignancies diagnosed at Tenwek Hospital, Bomet District, between January 1999 and September 2007. Tumor site, histology, sex,(More)
Certain geographically distinct areas of the world have very high rates of esophageal cancer (EC). Previous studies have identified western Kenya as a high risk area for EC with an unusual percentage of cases in subjects 30 years of age or younger. To better understand EC in these young patients, we abstracted available data on all 109 young patients(More)
BACKGROUND Self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) are an established palliative therapy for esophageal cancer. SEMS placement for cancers near the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) is controversial because of a perceived increased risk of complications. OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes after patients stented for proximal esophageal cancer (PC) and distal(More)
OBJECTIVE A protocol for nitroglycerin (NTG) use based on experiences with regard to new and previously described obstetric cases is presented. The efficacy of NTG tocolysis for obstetric emergencies is clinically evaluated. STUDY DESIGN Hemodynamically stable parturients requiring acute tocolysis were treated with intravenous NTG and closely monitored.(More)
  • John K. Kanyi, Timothy V. Ogada, Mark J. Oloo, Robert K. Parker
  • 2017
Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) is a common condition that causes significant morbidity and mortality. In rural sub-Saharan Africa, there are very few neurosurgeons. Yet, cSDH is treatable by relatively simple surgical intervention with potential for rapid clinical improvement. We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients with cSDH who(More)
BACKGROUND Esophageal cancer is the most common malignancy in Western Kenya and patients present with advanced disease. OBJECTIVE To determine baseline level of knowledge of esophageal cancer in Bomet District in order to develop targeted and effective educational classes. METHODS A questionnaire with twelve questions testing knowledge about esophageal(More)
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