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CONTEXT Positron emission tomography (PET)-computed tomography (CT) has identified metabolically active supraclavicular fat in adult humans based on uptake of labeled glucose and confirmed to be brown adipose tissue (BAT) histologically. However, PET-CT has estimated a prevalence of BAT as low as 5% in adult humans, casting doubt on its significance. The(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to review the experience of appendicitis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients. METHODS A retrospective analysis of all HIV-positive patients operated on for suspected acute appendicitis during a 10-year period at St Vincent's Hospital was performed. These patients were compared to a group of(More)
High abundance of brown adipose tissue (BAT) is linked to lower glycaemia in humans, leading to the belief that BAT may protect against diabetes. The relationship between BAT glucose utilization and systemic glucose homeostasis has not been defined. In this paper we have characterized glycaemic excursions and BAT thermogenic responses in human brown(More)
OBJECTIVE Laryngeal cryptococcosis is rare, with few reported cases in the literature. We present current investigation and treatment recommendations for this disease. STUDY DESIGN A structured literature review; additional cases and expert opinion are presented. RESULTS Localized laryngeal cryptococcal infection most commonly presents with persisting(More)
Introduction. Synovial sarcomas (SS) are aggressive malignant soft tissue tumours that are thought to arise from pluripotent mesenchymal cells. Clinical Report. A 20-year-old male presented with an acute onset of respiratory stridor. Computer tomography scanning confirmed a mass arising from the left supraglottic larynx and an emergency tracheostomy was(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) comprises 20% of all skin cancer of the head and neck. A minority will metastasize to regional parotid lymph nodes. This study evaluates the St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney experience between 1996 and 2006. METHODS A retrospective review was performed of patients who were evaluated in our multidisciplinary(More)
BACKGROUND Vestibular schwannomas in younger patients have been observed to be larger in size and grow more quickly. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the expression of three important cell cycle proteins, cyclin D1, cyclin D3 and Ki-67, in vestibular schwannoma patients separated into two age groups: ≤ 40 years or > 40 years. METHOD(More)
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