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A retrospective analysis of 515 cases of blunt chest trauma is presented. The overall thoracic morbidity rate was 36% and mortality rate was 15.5%. Atelectasis was the most common complication. Severe chest trauma can be present in the absence of rib or other thoracic bony fractures. Emergency thoracotomies for resuscitation of the patient with blunt chest(More)
The aim of the present study is to highlight the advantages of real-time quantitative PCR intended to aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of canine leishmaniosis. Diagnosis of canine leishmaniosis is extremely challenging, especially in endemic areas, due to the diverse and non-specific clinical manifestations, and due to the high seroprevalence rate in(More)
To evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and outcome of central nervous system (CNS) recurrence in adult patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, we evaluated 605 newly diagnosed patients with large-cell and immunoblastic lymphoma who participated in prospective chemotherapy studies. The Kaplan-Meier estimate of probability of CNS recurrence at 1 year after(More)
Here we have tested the hypothesis of association between different levels of agouti signalling peptide (ASIP) mRNA and the recessive black coat colour in the rare Xalda breed of sheep. To deal with this task, we first tested the possible action of both the dominant black extension allele (E(D)) and a 5-bp deletion (X99692:c.100_104del; A(del)) in the ovine(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to test the hypothesis that patients presenting with anterior uveitis who are HLA-B27 positive, either with or without associated systemic disease, have a less-favorable outcome than do patients with idiopathic anterior uveitis who are HLA-B27 negative. DESIGN Retrospective case-controlled series. PARTICIPANTS Ninety-seven(More)
BACKGROUND The management of colon injuries that require resection is an unresolved issue because the existing practices are derived mainly from class III evidence. Because of the inability of any single trauma center to accumulate enough cases for meaningful statistical analysis, a multicenter prospective study was performed to compare primary anastomosis(More)
A total of 288 rabies-virus samples from 17 Latin American and Caribbean countries were reacted with an array of monoclonal antibodies. Identification of eight distinct antigenic variants among these samples permitted epidemiologic studies of the geographic distribution of different concentrations of rabies in the region and of the animal species serving as(More)
The Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) is the most endangered felid in the world. Only about 160 individuals remain in 2 separate metapopulations in Southern Spain (Sierra Morena and Doñana). We obtained blood samples of 20 lynxes captured from 2004 to 2006, and determined the prevalence of infection and genetic diversity of Cytauxzoon spp. using 18S rRNA PCR and(More)
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is an important health problem that still generates great controversy. A consensus conference attended by 12 researchers from Europe and Latin America was held to discuss strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of VAP. Commonly asked questions concerning VAP management were selected for discussion by the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the referral patterns and diagnosis of uveitis during the past decade in a large tertiary eye center. DESIGN The records of 1237 patients with uveitis referred to the Immunology Service of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary from 1982 to 1992 were classified and analyzed. Data regarding sex, race, nationality, referral site, ages(More)