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AIM The aim of this study was to validate the computed tomography (CT) features of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) by relating them to the clinical measurement of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) in critically ill surgical patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The intra-vesical pressure was measured to reflect IAP in 24 critically ill patients. CT examinations(More)
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous transhepatic biliary intervention (PTBI) plays an important role in the management of biliary obstruction, and this may be complicated by acute pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of acute pancreatitis following PTBI. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients who underwent PTBI between January 1992 and December 2003(More)
AIM To determine the impact on diagnostic and interventional radiology services when imaging patients with severe pancreatitis on intensive therapy (ITU) and high-dependency units (HDU) in a tertiary referral centre. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred and sixty-nine patients admitted to ITU/HDU over a 9-year period (1996-2004) with severe acute pancreatitis(More)
To the Editor, We read with interest the report by Marusic et al.1 who expanded on the histopathological features of melanocytic neoplasms in a family with an inherited BAP1 mutation. Marusic et al.1 described the presence of nuclear pseudoinclusions and multinucleated melanocytes within five of six nevi from this family. The lesions were mainly(More)
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