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Degelification of highly viscous alpaca semen was attempted using two enzymes: trypsin and collagenase. Dilution effect on artificial insemination was determined in alpacas. Semen from 4 male alpacas was collected, degelified, diluted, and inseminated into 80 female alpacas. Degelification was achieved adding trypsin and collagenase enzymes to fresh semen(More)
With the aim of evaluating the sympathetic-adrenal medulla system in subjects practicing transcendental meditation (TM), their plasma catecholamine levels were determined at two different times of day. The study group consisted of 19 subjects who regularly practice either TM or Sidhi-TM technique, with a control group made up of 16 healthy subjects who had(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term safety and tolerability of tadalafil for patients with erectile dysfunction (ED). PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a multicentre, open-label, 24-month extension trial involving 1173 men with ED. The mean age was 57 (range 23-83) years and 74.8% of patients were taking concomitant medications for comorbid conditions,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess blood glucose control and neonatal outcomes when women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) were treated with metformin or glyburide. METHODS When an appropriate diet was insufficient to control their blood glucose levels, women with GDM were randomized to a glyburide or a metformin treatment group. If the maximum dose was reached,(More)
39 female patients (age range: 31-84 years) with palpable breast masses detected by physical examination, underwent 201Tl scintigraphy in order to assess its value in the detection of breast carcinomas and to differentiate them from benign breast masses. Planar images were carried out at 20-30 min and 2-3 h after intravenous administration of 111-185 MBq(More)
AIM The aim of our study was to produce a quantitative determination of Ga-67 pulmonary intake and correlate it with plasma levels of calcitriol. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective study was conducted, and included 65 patients (29 female, 36 male) referred to our section due to suspected sarcoidosis or fibrosis of the lungs. Gammagraphic images were(More)
The levels of CA 549 and SP2 were measured in 430 subjects: 100 healthy blood donors, 130 patients with benign diseases and 200 postoperative breast cancer patients. In the latter group, the serum levels of CA 15.3, CEA and TPA were also measured. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Mann Whitney and McNemar tests were used for statistical analysis. The upper normal(More)
Idiopathic stabbing headache is a quite unknown disorder. Its main features consist of brief stabbing pains, lasting few seconds. In most cases, idiopathic stabbing headache is underdiagnosed. We have followed up migraine patients during a period of 12 months, aiming to determine the prevalence and main features of idiopathic stabbing headache while(More)
The ELSA-CA 125 II is a second-generation radioimmunoassay for the quantification of CA 125 in serum. In a multicentre study involving 49 follow-ups of patients with ovarian cancers, and 880 other patients, 2.8% of healthy persons, 25% of 149 patients with benign gynaecological diseases and 39% of 82 patients with benign non-gynaecological diseases had CA(More)