Algemir Brunetto

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Oxicam nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a group of structurally closely related substances with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activities. They have a weakly acidic character and are extensively bound to plasma proteins. Piroxicam, the most widely used oxicam, is well absorbed after oral administration. Peak plasma(More)
BACKGROUND Mediastinal neurogenic tumors are relatively rare in children, and controversies persist about the best surgical approach and long-term survival. METHODS With ethics approval we reviewed the case notes of 43 consecutive children (22 boys) operated on for mediastinal neurogenic tumor in two different institutions from March 1998 to June 2009. (More)
Complete or partial absence of the pericardium is an uncommon congenital abnormality. Since its first description, several cases have been reported. Although the clinical and instrumental features of this defect are well described, at present it is often overlooked. We report a case of a 19-year old boy referred to our Echocardiography laboratory because of(More)
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