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UNLABELLED In addition to organic and hereditary factors, psychological variations among individuals are also known to play an important role in the etiology of essential arterial hypertension. OBJECTIVE To investigate in detail the psychological processes possibly involved in the etiology of essential arterial hypertension. METHODS A group of 20… (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether malocclusion influences adolescents' perception when judging their colleagues from the aspects of athletics, social and health status, leadership and academic skills. METHODOLOGY Front view photographs of the smile of eight adolescent volunteers (non-ideal smile) were altered to create an image with aligned teeth (ideal… (More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients is associated with higher complication and mortality rates when compared to a general patient population. The pull technique is still the preferred technique worldwide but it has some limitations. The aim of this study is to compare the pull and… (More)
A new methodization is proposed to perform cholecystectomy through a minor laparotomy (3-6 cm) in midline (in the middle third of the linea alba). Twenty-one patients were submitted to cholecystectomy by gallstones including acute cholecystitis. No postoperative complications occurred and the discharge from hospital was in the first and second day.