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BACKGROUND Elderly patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) are often not referred for surgical intervention because of concern of comorbid conditions that may increase perioperative complications. Because PHPT is more common in the elderly, we sought to compare indications and complications of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy in patients 70(More)
It has been well documented that where a visual stimulus is located and what it is are represented and processed through different neural pathways. This paper reports on an experiment that investigated how the where pathway and the what pathway interact by evaluating and comparing the relative efficiency of retrieval in two directions: from what to where(More)
Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (PCH) is a pulmonary vascular disease that mainly affects small capillaries in the lung, and is often misdiagnosed as pulmonary arterial hypertension or pulmonary veno-occlusive disease due to similarities in their clinical presentations, prognosis, and management. In patients who are symptomatic, there is a high(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate and categorize the locations of missed parathyroid glands found during reoperative parathyroidectomy and to determine any factors associated with these locations. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Fifty-four patients who underwent reoperative parathyroidectomy for persistent or(More)
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