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ABSTRACT: An increased incidence of sporadic basal cell carcinoma (BCC) has been observed in young adults within the last years. It has been hypothesized that these BCC in younger subjects might be more aggressive compared to BCC in the elderly. To compare BCC recurrence rates between young and older patients. Retrospective study of patients under the age of 35 years (group 1) with previously untreated BCC and comparison with BCC in patients older than 35 years (group 2). Each patient in group 1 was matched with 2 patients in group 2. 70 patients in group 1 and 140 patients in group 2 were included. The median follow-up was 76 months. In group 1, 13% of the BCC were of the morphea-like type and 9% in group 2 (p = 0.30), respectively. The 5-year recurrence rate was 4.6% in group 1 and 9.8% in group 2. They did not significantly differ between the two groups (log rank test p = 0.48). BCC in young patients are not more aggressive than in older patients.Dermatology 02/1999; 199(2):119-23. · 2.05 Impact Factor
Article: [Microcystic sclerosing adnexal carcinoma: 2 case reports. Diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Microcystic adnexal carcinoma is a recently described malignant neoplasm of adnexal structure. It remains frequently misdiagnosed. These tumors are characterized by their slow progression and by local aggressivity with local recurrences. The best treatment appears to be surgical excision with microscopically controlled margin. We report two cases of microcystic adnexal carcinoma recently observed at Institute Gustave Roussy.Annales d Otolaryngologie et de Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale 03/1998; 115(1):19-22.
Article: Antiinfective prophylaxis with ceftazidime and teicoplanin in children undergoing high-dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Sixty children treated for solid tumors with high-dose chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplantation were randomly assigned to one of two antibiotic protocols. Group A received prophylaxis consisting of ceftazidime plus teicoplanin beginning before the onset of aplasia and fever; group B received exactly the same antibiotic regimen but beginning at the onset of fever. The two groups were compared in terms of the rate of septicemia, fever of unknown origin, the time-lapse before the appearance of septicemia, the sensitivity of the causative organisms to the antibiotics, the effect of the latter on the intestinal flora, and the rate of fungal infections. The incidence of septicemia was significantly lower in group A (6.6%) than in group B (24.0%), mainly due to the prevention of episodes of early onset. Similarly, the appearance of the first episode of fever was delayed in group A, and the overall duration was reduced. Amphotericin B was prescribed empirically with the same rule in both groups, but three children in group A did not require amphotericin B. The effect on the intestinal flora was similar in the two groups; it must, however, be closely monitored so that the presence of potential pathogens can be dealt with appropriately.Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 11(1):63-73. · 0.89 Impact Factor