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INTRODUCTION The main advantages of semirigid penile prosthesis are simple implantation, ease of use, very low risk of mechanical failure and more financial suitability for patients in developing countries. AIM To evaluate reliability and safety of Tube(R) (Promedon, Cordoba, Argentina) penile prosthesis in the surgical treatment of erectile dysfunction.(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To study the cardiac function in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS Thirty patients with liver cirrhosis, referred to as group I (G 1), were selected. They were subdivided according to Child-Pugh classification into 3 groups: A, B, and C. Thirty healthy subjects, referred to as group II (G II), were selected as a control group. All(More)
Concomitant acute myocardial infarction and ischemic cerebrovascular accidents has been rarely reported in the literature. In this report, we are describing a 48 year old male patient who presented with acute infero-posterior and right ventricular transmural myocardial infarction followed within one hour with massive cerebral infarction and deep coma. The(More)
Licorice extract has always been recognized as a sweetener and a thirst quencher. Its nutritive value is overrated by many who consume significant amounts and are prone to complications. Glycyrrhetic acid, the active metabolite in licorice, inhibits the enzyme 11-ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzyme type 2 with a resultant cortisol-induced(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder affecting synovial joints and many other organs. Most patients seen in clinical settings have a progressive chronic disease, with radiographic damage, frequent work disability, incremental functional declines and increased mortality rates. The introduction of the biological(More)
INTRODUCTION In order to accurately assess the extent of chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) and to objectively measure symptoms for natural history studies and to assess the outcome parameters for clinical trials, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network developed and validated the NIH Chronic Prostatitis(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the CT angiographic findings of arterial vasculopathy in the major vessels as well as medium and micro vascular affection of the whole upper limbs arterial tree in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) with and without digital ulceration. METHODS Twenty-two cases with systemic sclerosis (12 limited and 10 diffuse) were recruited for(More)
Smart Home System (SHS) is a dwelling incorporating a communications network that connects the electrical appliances and services allowing them to be remotely controlled, monitored or accessed. SHS includes different approaches to achieve multiple objectives range from enhancing comfort in daily life to enabling a more independent life for elderly and(More)
In this paper, we explore the security merits of network coding and potential trade-offs with the widely accepted throughput benefits, especially in multicast scenarios. In particular, we propose a novel Source Authentication using Network Coding (SANC) scheme that can either complement state-of-the-art application-layer authentication schemes proposed in(More)
and host g.2012.12 Abstract In the recent years, the solar energy becomes one of the most important alternative sources of electric energy, so it is important to improve the efficiency and reliability of the photovoltaic (PV) systems. Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) plays an important role in photovoltaic power systems because it maximize the power(More)