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Fifteen males and 17 females with adrenal cortical carcinoma were reviewed. Their average age at diagnosis was 50.33 years plus or minus 12.26 SD for males and 39.76 years plus or minus 12.02 SD for females. The 5-year survival rate in this series was 31.25%. Abdominal pain, weakness, and weight loss were the primary presenting symptoms, whereas abdominal(More)
The prevalence of obesity in patients with chronic kidney failure and renal transplant candidates has paralleled the epidemic in the general population. The associated risks of surgical complications and long-term cardiovascular death are significant: most transplant centers consider obesity a relative contra-indication for transplant. Few studies have(More)
The aim of this study is to define the hemodynamic characteristics of this "clinical model" of acute cardiac failure observed after cardiac surgery carried out under extra-corporeal circulation, which constitutes the essential cause of "post-operative low cardiac output syndrome". The 193 patients in this study make up a representative sample of patients(More)
An adult male patient with probable ectopic ACTH production by a medullary carcinoma of the thyroid, was studied before and after bilateral adrenalectomy. Pre-operatively, the patient had low plasma testosterone levels that returned to normal after surgery. The clinical course and study of the patient showed that, 1) chronic excess of ACTH may lower plasma(More)
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