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OBJECTIVE This prospective study aimed at investigating predictive factors for compensatory sweating after thoracoscopic sympathectomy. METHODS From 2000 to 2002, 80 patients (53 females and 27(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of different times of ischemic preconditioning (IPC) on intestinal bacterial translocation (BT). METHODS Thirty Wistar rats weighing 280 ± 27 g were divided into(More)
PURPOSE Cyclophosphamide (CYP) is an antineoplastic agent used for the treatment of many neoplastic and inflammatory diseases. Hemorrhagic cystitis is a frequent side effect of CYP. Several studies(More)
PURPOSE The biodistribution of sodium pertechnetate, the most used radiopharmaceutical in nuclear medicine, has not been studied in details after bariatric surgery. The objective was to investigate(More)