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  • Asbestos-Related Diffuse Pleural Thickening.
    Respiration 2014 Aug 28. Epub 2014 Aug 28.
    Background: The clinical features of asbestos-related diffuse pleural thickening (DPT) remain unclear. Objectives: To clarify the association between radiological findings of DPT and respiratory function. Methods: Medical data from patients with asbestos-related DPT were collected, including their history of occupational or neighborhood asbestos exposure, initial symptoms, modified Medical Research Council dyspnea grade, smoking history, radiological findings, and respiratory function test results.Read More
  • Atypical Central Neurocytoma With Sarcomatous Differentiation.
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 2014 Sep;138(9):1233-1237
    We report a case of an intraventricular tumor with features of atypical central neurocytoma with a sarcomatous component in a 44-year-old woman who presented with headaches and vomiting. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 3.4-cm lobulated enhancing mass in the occipital horn of the left lateral ventricle, and the patient subsequently underwent a left occipital-parietal craniotomy for debulking.Read More
  • Background: We wanted to evaluate the impact of peritoneal dialysis on trabectedin therapy in terms of side effects, response and levels in the blood and dialysate of a patient on peritoneal dialysis for end-stage renal failure caused by previous ifosfamide therapy. This has not yet been reported in the medical literature. Methods: We measured the levels of trabectedin in the blood and peritoneal dialysate at different time points before and after the administration of a 3rd cycle of trabectedin (1.Read More
  • Purpose: Shear wave elastography (SWE) is a new technique which provides quantitative assessment of soft tissue stiffness. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of SWE stiffness measurements and its usefulness in evaluating post-irradiation neck fibrosis. Materials and Methods: 50 subjects (25 patients with previous radiotherapy to the neck and 25 sex and age-matched controls) were recruited for comparison of SWE stiffness measurements (Aixplorer, Supersonic Imagine).Read More
  • : Some sickle cell anemia (SCA) patients suffer significantly worse phenotypes than others. Causes of such disparities are incompletely understood. Comorbid chronic inflammation likely is a factor.Read More
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