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BACKGROUND Skeletal-related events (SREs) occur frequently in patients with bone metastases as a result of breast (BC) and prostate (PC) cancers. They increase both morbidity and mortality and lead to extensive health-care resource utilization. METHODS Health care resource utilization by BC/PC patients with at least one SRE during the preceding 12 months(More)
In an attempt to improve the specificity of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the diagnosis of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), sera from patients with PCM were tested using various approaches, such as sodium metaperiodate antigen (gp43) treatment, a serum absorption process with Candida albicans or Histoplasma capsulatum antigens, and dilution(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize a series of patients with Infectious Spondylodiscitis (IS). MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of all cases diagnosed between October of 1999 and April of 2006 in our hospital, by files review. RESULTS Forty one patients, mean age of 61.2 +- 15.1 years; 26 (63.4%) were male. Thirty two (78.0%) had predisposing(More)
Elevated levels of interleukin-1 (IL-1) have been shown to amplify the inflammatory response against periodontopathogenic bacteria. In humans, polymorphisms in the IL1A and IL1B genes are the most well-studied genetic polymorphisms associated with periodontal disease (PD). In contrast to human, there is a lack of knowledge on the genetic basis of canine PD.(More)
Observational studies suggest there are clinical benefits to moderate red wine (RW) consumption. However, the effects on coronary vasculature and overall lifestyle are unclear. We investigated whether a lifestyle of regular long-term RW consumption is associated with changes in coronary plaque burden, calcium score, carotid intima/media thickness,(More)
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