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Land-use changes affecting Mediterranean mountains represent the intensification of use in valley bottoms, accompanied by land-use conflicts, and a generalized abandonment of the hillslopes, which in the past were perfectly integrated in the system of land management. Farmland abandonment, reforestation, diminution of the livestock pressure and substitution(More)
UNLABELLED Today, we can assess criteria to predict the tissue destruction and progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Osteoarthritis (OA) only in a late stage of the disease. It would be an advantage to have biochemical markers of disease activity and joint destruction to optimize therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study with 37(More)
This clinical study was undertaken to evaluate the prevalence of surgical complications of the sinus graft procedure and to set a protocol to repair sinus membrane perforations intraoperatively using a variety of techniques and materials. From January 2000 to May 2005, 338 patients were studied, on whom 474 sinus floor augmentation procedures were(More)
PURPOSE Collecting high amounts of autogenous bone often results in considerable donor site morbidity. The hypothesis evaluated with this prospective study is that a modified approach for tibial bone harvesting using a minimally invasive access under local anesthesia plus sedation in an office setting compares favorably in terms of amount of bone harvested,(More)
Between June 2007 and January 2008, 26 Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates carrying bla(DHA-1) on an IncL/M plasmid were obtained from clinical samples at Granollers Hospital, Barcelona, Spain. Three of the isolates also carried a bla(CTX-M-15) gene. The 26 isolates showed 11 pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns. Multilocus sequence typing showed(More)
In normal subjects, thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) is not involved in the control of growth hormone secretion. Paradoxical growth hormone (GH) responses to TRH have been described in acromegalic subjects and, recently, in some constitutionally tall children. To confirm this finding, we have examined the GH response to combined LHRH-TRH tests performed(More)
Clinical and serological data in 5 cases of autoimmune hemolysis following therapy with Catergen are reported and compared to the data in similar literature reports. The main argument in favour of Catergen as causative agent in our 5 cases was rapid remission of hemolysis within 2 1/2 to 10 weeks of withdrawing Catergen treatment. Besides causing hemolysis(More)
Local repair of acute or chronic cartilage lesions has not been successful so far. An attempt has been made to use synthetic materials to improve the quality of the repair tissue, but no method has achieved reliable regrowth of normal hyaline cartilage with adequate biomechanical properties and bonding to surrounding tissue. After publication of the first(More)
Ifosfamid is an alkylating cytostatic agent which appears to differ in its clinical spectrum from the chemically similar cyclophosphamid. So far, however, its pronounced urotoxicity has limited dosage. In spite of prophylactic measures such as forced diuresis and alkalinization of the urine, the treatment has frequently has to be broken off because of(More)