Amador Prieto

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BACKGROUND Although efavirenz and lopinavir/ritonavir(r) are both recommended antiretroviral agents in antiretroviral-naïve HIV-infected patients, there are few randomized comparisons of their efficacy and tolerability. METHODS A multicenter and randomized study was performed including 126 antiretroviral-naïve patients, randomly assigned to(More)
Genital infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is decisive in the causation of cervical cancer. In order to evaluate the epidemiology of HPV infection in Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, 132 endocervical cytobrushes from preneoplastic and neoplastic cases and controls were studied. Detection and typing of the viral genome was performed(More)
Air embolism is a pathological condition caused by the entry of gas into vascular structures. It is a rare but feared complication due to its serious morbidity. We report two male patients who were diagnosed with air embolism as a complication of computed tomography-guided transthoracic needle biopsy. Both patients referred respiratory symptoms minutes(More)
Epidermoid cyst of the testis is an uncommon benign tumour, with an overall incidence of 1–2 % of all resected testicular masses. When imaging findings suggest that an intratesticular mass is likely to be an epidermoid cyst, conservative management (enucleation with testicular preservation) can be performed rather than orchidectomy. This case report records(More)
Silicosis, an interstitial lung disease caused by the inhalation of crystalline silica powder, despite being one of the oldest occupational diseases, continues being a cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. The World Health Organisation and the International Labour Organisation (OMS/ILO), aware of the current problem, have designed the World(More)
Despite the introduction of new antiepileptic drugs and advances in the surgical treatment of epilepsy, an important group of patients still remains uncontrolled by any of these methods. The relatively recent introduction of vagus nerve stimulation is yet another possible treatment for refractory epilepsy. This safe, simple, and adjustable technique reduces(More)
This is a female, 34 years, who presented with pain at the right iliac fosse and pre-syncopal symptoms. As background, she has undergone a right ovarian cystectomy due to a serous cystadenoma several years ago and appendectomy. At physical examination she had signs of peritoneal irritation and heterogeneous free fl uid was detected on ultrasound, suggesting(More)