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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study analyses and compares the results of local regional control, distant metastases and survival in two series of patients irradiated from 1986 to 1992 in our radiation oncology centre following quadrantectomy or tumourectomy for early stage breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The quadrantectomy group consisted of 152 women,(More)
The CHAT classification separates various current and historical presentations of cerebrovascular disease in an effort to determine important prognostic clues for management and prognosis. To evaluate known risk factors for late stroke and death, we followed up for an average of 44 months 633 patients who had undergone 714 carotid operations. We analyzed(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate therapy with aspirin plus dipyridamole in reducing restenosis after carotid endarterectomy. PATIENTS A total of 163 patients having 175 surgical carotid endarterectomies. INTERVENTION Eighty-three patients (90 endarterectomies) were randomly assigned to receive oral aspirin, 325 mg, plus dipyridamole, 75 mg, beginning 12 hours(More)
S1 Identifying and assessing women at high risk for breast cancer JE Garber Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA Breast Cancer Research 2009, 11(Suppl 1):S1 (doi: 10.1186/bcr2262) There has been progress in the identification of factors that confer important risk for the development of breast cancer. The factors include: heritable mutations in(More)
e11575 Background: Sentinel lymph-node biospy (SLNB) is widely used in the management of breast cancer patients without axillary metastases. METHODS From Jan.1st 2006 through Dic. 31st 2010 we performed 244 SLNB at St. M. Goretti Hospital. Mammary carcinoma was diagnosed as malignant by aspiration citology and/or biospy. In all cases with positive(More)
This article describes a case of abdominal trauma with laceration of the caudate lobe, avulsion of its short hepatic veins and tear of the inferior vena cava (IVC). Anatomic segmentectomy of I segment and direct suture of inferior cava vein was performed. On its arrival to the Emergency Department the patient was hemodynamically stable. Ultrasonography and(More)
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