Camilo Andrés Mora Osorio

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BACKGROUND The efficacy of protective ventilation in acute lung injury has validated its use in the operating room for patients undergoing thoracic surgery with one-lung ventilation (OLV). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of two different modes of ventilation using low tidal volumes: pressure controlled ventilation (PCV) vs. volume(More)
Anapsos, an antipsoriatic drug, was administered to normal volunteers in order to study its possible activity on the immune system. After three days of treatment, the drug decreased the lymphoblastic response to PWM and very slightly reduced the serum levels of immunoglobulins. After five days of treatment, however, both values were normal. The response to(More)
Afferent projections to points of self-stimulation (SS) in the medial prefrontal cortex (MPC) of the rat were studied using the horseradish peroxidase (HRP) technique. Intracranial microinjections of HRP (30%) were delivered at the same stereotaxic points at which the electrodes eliciting SS were located. Retrogradely transported HRP labeled neurons in(More)
AIM To study the expression of monocyte chemotactic protein-3 (MCP-3, also known as chemokine CCL-7) in tissue from apical lesions (AL) and to associate MCP-3 expression with symptomatic or asymptomatic apical periodontitis. METHODOLOGY To determine the expression of MCP-3 in AL, biopsies obtained during tooth extraction procedures were fixed, subjected(More)
The influence of the pineal gland on the renin-angiotensin system has been studied in female rats. Pinealectomy produces a decreased plasma renin activity (PRA) concomitant with an increased corticosterone level, and with no changes in plasma aldosterone. Administration of indol melatonin reverses the effects of pinealectomy. On the other hand ovariectomy(More)
The cephalic phase of reflex insulin secretion was studied in normoglycemic and normoinsulinemic female patients, obese (more than 30% over IBW) and normal subjects. After an overnight fasting, at the sight of breakfast food, the obese group did not present a cephalic response. Their glycemia and insulinemia levels remained at base levels. One minute after(More)
BACKGROUND Large multicenter gastric cancer endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) studies conducted at major Japanese institutions have reported en bloc resection, en bloc tumor-free margin resection, and curative resection rates of 92.7% to 96.1%, 82.6% to 94.5%, and 73.6% to 85.4%, respectively, with delayed bleeding and perforation rates of 0.6% to 6.0%(More)
BACKGROUND Temporary hypocalcemia is a frequent complication after total thyroidectomy. Routine postoperative administration of vitamin D and calcium can reduce the incidence of symptomatic postoperative hypocalcemia. We undertook a systematic review to assess the effectiveness of this intervention. METHODS We identified randomized controlled trials(More)
In order to study the effects of prolactin upon the gonadotrophins and steroid hormones, hyperprolactinaemia was induced by the administration of sulpiride. 12 men between the ages of 18 and 20 were given 3 capsules of 50 mg of sulpiride daily for a period of 15 days, and the following parameters being measured before and after the treatment: (prolactine,(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery has been recommended as an effective strategy because of its advantages in decreasing abdominal surgical site infections (SSIs). The aim of this study was to assess the effect of laparoscopy on superficial and organ/space SSIs compared with open surgery in hollow-viscus procedures over time. STUDY DESIGN Data on SSIs from(More)