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BACKGROUND Ergot-derived dopamine receptor agonists, often used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, have been associated with an increased risk of valvular heart disease. METHODS We performed an echocardiographic prevalence study in 155 patients taking dopamine agonists for Parkinson's disease (pergolide, 64 patients; cabergoline, 49; and(More)
Of 352 patients with colorectal carcinoma followed for a minimum of 5 years after surgery, 39 cases (11.1%; median age 60 years) had mucinous adenocarcinoma, and 4 (1.1%; median age 62 years) had signet-ring cell carcinoma. Mucinous carcinomas were most frequently located in the rectum (61.5%) and in the sigmoid colon (15.3%) and presented with stage C and(More)
This study reports a series of 19 extrapleural solitary fibrous tumors. The patients included 6 men and 13 women with age ranging from 27 to 86 years. Three patients showed local recurrence. In 2 tumors, a diagnosis of malignancy was made. All of the tumors were strongly positive for CD34, and 3 of them expressed high levels of progesterone receptor.(More)
A pathogenetic role of HCV has been recently postulated in some lymphoproliferative disorders and in particular in essential mixed cryoglobulinemia. To assess the relevance of HCV infection in multiple myeloma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance in the absence of cryoglobulinemia (cryo-ve MG), 102 patients(More)
Global and segmental left ventricular dynamics during strenuous large-muscle isometric exercise were compared between endurance and static type professional athletes and sedentary men. Using a trunk dynamometer and supine echocardiography, only the weight lifters manifested increased (p < 0.01) wall thickness during both diastole and systole, resulting in(More)