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OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate the medical and economic impact of of operative laparoscopy on the surgical approach to hysterectomy for benign disease in a large, metropolitan, not-for-profit hospital. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analyses were performed on 2563 hysterectomies (without vaginal or bladder repair) for benign disease, performed by 37(More)
A Hidden Markov Model (HMM) is a temporal statistical model which is widely utilized for various applications such as gene prediction, speech recognition and localization prediction. HMM represents the state of the process in a discrete variable, where the values are the possible observations of the world. For the purpose of process mining for resource(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Critically ill patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) often develop neuromuscular disorders. The objective of this study was to diagnose these and determine the causes. MATERIAL AND METHODS We present a series of 13 critically ill patients who developed weakness or paresia, reduced or absent ROT and normal brain stem(More)
parciales de similares características, en pacientes entre 3 y 20 meses de edad, en los que no siempre existía historia familiar positiva. Este síndrome se caracteriza básicamente por la aparición durante el primer año de vida de crisis parciales (con frecuente generalización secundaria) en forma de varios episodios al día, sin factores etiológicos(More)
INTRODUCTION Cockayne syndrome (CS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease which is characterized by physical and mental retardation, progressive neurological disfunction, photosensitivity and other cutaneous features. Usually they present ophthalmologic abnormalities as well as other heterogenous clinical, radiological and pathologic features as(More)
INTRODUCTION AND CLINICAL CASES We present two patients who at the ages of 5 and 17 months respectively presented with convulsive crises with motor signs, of partial onset and secondary generalization, which eventually became normal. Both patients had a family history of first degree relatives with similar illnesses and are at present-five years later-well(More)
INTRODUCTION Peripheral neuropathy with agenesis of the corpus callosum (or Andermann's syndrome) is a hereditary autosomal recessive disorder rarely found outside certain regions of Quebec Province (Canada). It is associated with mental retardation and various dysmorphic changes. Deterioration is usually progressive with loss of motor skills, development(More)