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Pachytene analysis was undertaken in a sterile 13q;14q heterozygous translocation carrier in an attempt to follow the segregational behavior of the trivalent and to evaluate the relationship of Robertsonian translocations in man to the impairment of spermatogenesis. Well-spread bivalents from pachytene nuclei were identified by their chromomere patterns.(More)
A new combined approach to Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) employing new minimally invasive devices is described. An anatomoclinical classification of ETD was conceived to allow correct categorization of patients and enable comparative studies to be performed. Herein, the authors report on their experience with a consecutive series of obstructive ETD(More)
The gold standard methods to measure cardiac output (CO) are invasive and expose the patient to high risks of various complications. The aim of this study is to assess an innovative non-invasive method for CO monitoring in mechanically ventilated patients after cardiac surgery and its agreement with values obtained by thermodilution technique. Continuous(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by repeated oropharyngeal occlusions occurring during sleep. The prevalence of moderate OSAS (with an apnea-hypopnea index = or >15/h) is 9% and 4% in male and female, respectively. It is associated with an abnormally high frequency of cardiovascular disease (hypertension, stroke, coronary heart(More)
Dislocation and migration of the inferior vena cava filter to the right heart is an uncommon but serious complication, requiring prompt diagnosis and appropriate therapy. We report the case of a seventy-year old man, who had previously undergone vena cava filter implantation and who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit due to acute respiratory distress(More)
Plasma levels of FSH and LH, in 232 subjects examined for sterility or hypogonadism, have been assessed vefore and after stimulation by LH RH (100 microng IV). In excretory azoospermia, the basal levels as well as the response to LH RH of FSH as well as LH are normal. In early testicular damage (constitutional or acquired); basal FSH levels are elevated(More)
Effects on plasma T, DHT, A, FSH, LH and PRL concentrations and the pituitary responsiveness to the LHRH/TRH stimulation, as well as on libido and sexual, mental and physical activities were studied in ten hypogonadal male patients undergoing therapy with oral testosterone undecanoate (TU) for 9 weeks. The daily dose of TU needed for satisfactory clinical(More)