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Malignant airway-oesophageal fistulas (AEF) are a serious complication of advance oesophageal or lung cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life before and after stent insertion, and to examine the role of treatment and location of AEF as factors influencing survival in AEF patients managed with airway and/or oesophageal stent(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn's disease are chronic granulomatous disorders that are difficult to differentiate histologically. AIMS To characterise distinctive diagnostic features of tuberculosis and Crohn's disease in mucosal biopsy specimens obtained at colonoscopy. METHODS Selected histological parameters were evaluated(More)
AIM A preliminary observation suggests leflunomide is effective in the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in renal transplant recipients. A prospective evaluation was conducted in renal transplant recipients to study the efficacy of leflunomide in the treatment of CMV disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS With prior approval and informed consent for(More)
BACKGROUND The presentation, mechanisms, and incidence of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in heart transplant recipients have been characterized only to a limited degree in the current literature. Herein, we present a unique case of STEMI years after heart transplantation with a focus on the salient features of its diagnosis and interventions. We(More)
Lipoblastomas are benign tumors that arise from the proliferation of fetal adipose tissue. They are frequently found in the extremities, in the head, and in the neck. Dumbbell conformation (which refers to epidural tumors with extraspinal extension) has been described in only seven lipoblastoma cases so far. We describe an 11-month-old patient with a large(More)
Objective: The aim of the study was to identify the frequency of EVD infection, the risk factors for infection, the effect of infection to final outcome and to VP shunt insertion rate. Results: The median age of the patients was 60.8 years (range 18-86 years), 53% were male and 47% were female. The underlying pathologies were: subarachnoid haemorrhage(More)
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