Alessandra Alves da Costa

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Injury to the sciatic nerve is one of the more serious complications of acetabular fracture and traumatic dislocation of the hip, both in the short and long term. We have reviewed prospectively patients, treated in our unit, for acetabular fractures who had concomitant injury to the sciatic nerve, with the aim of predicting the functional outcome after(More)
INTRODUCTION Detection of smoking effects is of utmost importance in the prevention of cigarette-induced chronic airway obstruction. The forced oscillation technique offers a simple and detailed approach to investigate the mechanical properties of the respiratory system. However, there have been no data concerning the use of the forced oscillation technique(More)
Attempts were made to control prolonged seizures with rapid intravenous administration of either diazepam or methohexitone in relatively small doses under electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring. The clinical and EEG features are discussed in relation to 65 episodes which occurred in 51 infants and children. Both clinical and EEG effects may become(More)
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