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BACKGROUND Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a malignant disease most commonly diagnosed in the setting of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and in patients receiving immunosuppressive treatment. Pulmonary KS has never been reported in association with endogenous Cushing's syndrome (CS). CASE PRESENTATION A 60-year-old woman presented with symptoms and(More)
The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the feasibility and potential advantages of freehand single-photon emission computed tomography (fhSPECT) compared with conventional intraoperative localization techniques for sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in oral cancer. Between November 2012 and February 2014, 23 consecutive patients with clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrence of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) even after complete (R0) resection occurs frequently. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify markers with prognostic value for patients in this clinical setting. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS From the German ACC registry, 319 patients with the European Network for the Study of Adrenal(More)
BACKGROUND In oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), cervical lymph node status is the most important prognostic factor. Compared to elective neck dissection, reduced morbidity and better quality of life was demonstrated for sentinel lymph node biopsy, which is controversial because of the reduced detection rate of sentinel lymph nodes in close proximity to(More)
This study compared the efficacy and safety of ketorolac tromethamine and morphine sulfate in alleviating moderate or severe pain immediately after major surgery. One hundred twenty-two patients were randomly assigned to receive single intravenous injections of ketorolac 10 mg, ketorolac 30 mg, morphine 2 mg, or morphine 4 mg; patients could receive a(More)
The efficacy and safety of the analgesic drug ketorolac tromethamine in the treatment of moderate to very severe postoperative pain was assessed in five dose-ranging studies with single-dose, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group designs. The drug was administered orally (2.5-200 mg, 352 patients in three trials) and intramuscularly (5-90 mg, 395(More)
BACKGROUND We describe a patient with a high-titer warm immunoglobulin (Ig)A autoantibody resulting in death due to hemagglutination rather than to hemolysis. CASE REPORT A 47-year-old male patient presented with an intriguing pronounced vascular erythema of the skin. A livedo reticularis associated with cold agglutinin of high thermal amplitude was(More)
Endogenous NO and hydrogen sulfide form HNO, which causes CGRP release via TRPA1 channel activation in sensory nerves. In the present study, stimulation of intact trigeminal afferent neuron preparations with NO donors, Na2S or both was analyzed by measuring CGRP release as an index of mass activation. Combined stimulation was able to activate all parts of(More)
Here we report on a 51-year-old man with the primary diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma. Workup with CT and contrast-enhanced ultrasound revealed an additional lesion in the spleen, raising the concern for metastasis. Combined FDG PET/CT revealed a different metabolic pattern, making a metastasis unlikely. Histopathology of the splenic lesion confirmed(More)
Previous SNP array analyses have revealed genomic alterations of the Notch pathway as being the most frequent abnormality in adrenocortical tumors (ACTs). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the expression of components of Notch signaling in ACTs and to correlate them with clinical outcome. The mRNA expression of JAG1, NOTCH1, and selected target(More)