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Extensive clinical experience
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Setting: The study was performed at two endocrine departments at the University of Palermo (Palermo, Italy). Patients: The records of all patients referred between 1980 and 2004 for evaluation of clinical hyperandrogenism were reevaluated. All past diagnoses werePurpose To evaluate a new videolaryngoscope and assess its ability to provide laryngeal exposure and facilitate intubation. Methods Five centres, involving 133 operators and a total of 728 consecutive patients, participated in the evaluation of a new videolaryngoscopeR sum Pendant presque 25 ans ďexp rience clinique, les b n fices et les limitations de ľanesth sie à la k tamine ont t g n ralement bien d finis. Les revues extensives de White et al. 2 ainsi que celles de Reeves et al. 43 ont norm ment aid à comprendre

Clinical Experience With Empress Crowns.
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The IPS Empress pressed glass-ceramic system was used in this investigation to restore anterior and posterior single teeth. One hundred forty-four crowns were evaluated over a period of 6 to 68 months (mean period of 37 months). According to the Kaplan-Meier The Medpor porous polyethylene implant is a highly stable and somewhat flexible porous alloplast that has been shown to exhibit rapid tissue ingrowth into its pores. A total of 116 Medpor implants were placed in 70 patients over a four-year period. Implants were used for The class I IgG receptor (FcγRI or CD64 receptor), which is present on key cytotoxic effector cells, has been shown to initiate the destruction of tumor cells in vitro and has been hypothesized to play a role in the destruction of antibody-coated cells such as platelets in PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the LigaSure vessel sealing system as an alternative to closed hemorrhoidectomy. METHODS: Sixty-one patients with Grade 3 or 4 symptomatic hemorrhoids were prospectively randomly assigned to undergo

Technetium-99m NGA functional hepatic imaging: preliminary clinical experience
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MATERIALS AND METHODS Radiopharmaceutical preparation Preparation, labeling, and quality control of [Tc] NGA has been reported (7). The synthetic ligand was prepared by covalently coupling IME-thiogalac tose to normal human serum albumin*. The molar ratio of

Docetaxel and paclitaxel in the treatment of breast cancer: a review of clinical experience
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In the 10 years since their initial licensing in Europe, the taxanes, paclitaxel and docetaxel, have emerged as fundamental drugs in the treatment of breast cancer. Clinically meaningful benefits were first shown in the metastatic setting, and large-scale exploration of their roles Twenty-five patients with stenosis of the vena cava (21) and other large veins (4) have been treated with self-expanding Gianturco metallic stents. Eighteen patients had superior vena cava syndrome. In 1 the stricture was due to malignant superior vena cava compression Twenty-three patients, including three children, with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) were studied over a 15 year period. Based on the overall course and outcome they were divided into two groups. Group I (24%) had spontaneous remission and received no Twenty-seven patients have had bowel anastomoses with a biofragmentable ring for sutureless bowel anastomosis. There were no complications associated with the anastomotic techique. One patient developed an ischemic stricture of the proximal side of Six hundred and thirty four adolescents and children aged three days to 17 years treated with ciprofloxacin on a compassionate basis were analysed for drug safety. 62% of the ciprofloxacin courses were given to patients with respiratory tract infection, primarily those

Treatment of port-wine stains with the flashlamp-pumped pulsed dye laser: extended clinical experience in children and adults
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Materials and Methods During the period of Ianuary 1991 through Iune 199 76 patients [51 females, 25 males] with PWS initiated therapy at the Washington Insti-tute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and had pretreatment and posttreatment photographs of comparable quality

Clinical experience with rhenium-186-labeled monoclonal antibodies for radioimmunotherapy: results of phase I trials
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Therapy (no. of pts): None or antimetabo 6 17lites onlyRadiation ±antime 3 6tabolitesIntensive chemo ±6 8radiation and MTD of) ssRe@ labeledintact NR-LU- and 186Re labeled F (ab) 2 fragment of NR-CO-02. These immuno conjugates have different

Epidural Blood Patch in the HIV-positive Patient Review of Clinical Experience
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To characterize the natural history of autologous epidural blood patch (EBP) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive patients, records from an ongoing longitudinal study of the neuropsychological manifestations of HIV infection were retrospectively Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of partially covered metallic Wallstents to prevent tumoral ingrowth in patients with neoplastic obstruction of the biliary tract. Methods: Twenty- one patients with malignant obstructive jaundice have been treated with Wallstents partially

AT1-receptor blockers in hypertension and heart failure: clinical experience and future directions
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Angiotensin II potentiates the activity of other neurohormonal systems and thereby exerts harmful cardiovascular effects, contributing to the remodelling process. Sympathetic adrenergic system activation is facilitated, and the release of vasopresin/anti-diureticPatients with the mucopolysaccharidoses show widespread, progressive involvement and derangement of many organs and tissues which can have profound implications for the anaesthetist. These disorders are uncommon and few anaesthetists care for these patients Background Telerobotic-assisted laparoscopic attempts to provide technological solutions to the inherent limitations of traditional laparoscopic surgery. The aim of this study is to report the first experience of two teams concerning telerobotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy