Tina Mayer

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In a 5-year period of prospective study, 369 pediatric patients with multiple trauma (injury to at least two body areas) had injuries scored by a Modification of Injury Severity Scale (MISS). This scale uses the categories and rankings of the Abbreviated Injury Scale-1980 (AIS-80) except that the classification of neurological injuries are scored by the(More)
In a 3-year period, 95 patients with severe head injury (unconsciousness greater than 6h duration) were treated at our institution. Of these, 46 patients (48%) had isolated head injury and 49 (52%) had head injury plus severe multiple trauma. Multiple trauma was scored using the Modified Injury Severity Scale. All patients in the multiple trauma group had(More)
Bilateral cryptorchidism is a rare occurrence and seminoma is the most common germ cell tumor found in undescended testes when they occur. We present the case of a patient with bilateral cryptorchidism who presented to our trauma center after a motor vehicle collision and was found incidentally to have a 17-cm intra-abdominal mass. The mass was subsequently(More)
BACKGROUND Bevacizumab and irinotecan may represent one of the most active treatments in progressive malignant glioma. Limited published experience with bevacizumab in patients with CNS tumors raises concerns regarding toxicity, particularly in regards to hemorrhage and thromboembolism. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 36 patients with progressive(More)
Physical examination and ultrasound B-scan screening are important follow-up procedures in melanoma patients with regional disease. However, they do not allow definite diagnosis of suspicious lesions. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) enhances the diagnostic accuracy in such patients but, unfortunately, reaches its technical limits, particularly when(More)
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