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The aim of this retrospective study was to establish whether the distinctive intestinal fold pattern of celiac disease (CD), known by barium studies as jejunoileal fold pattern reversal (JFPR) may be recognized at CT. The number of intestinal folds per 2.5 cm, seen at CT, were counted in the jejunum and in the ileum of 22 adult patients with CD and compared(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate a quantitative ultrasound technique for measuring bone tissue at the proximal phalanxes of the non-dominant hand. We correlated the mean value of the amplitude-dependent speed of sound (AD-SoS) measured at the distal metaphysis of the last four proximal phalanxes with age, months since menopause and bone mineral density(More)
OBJECTIVE Nutritional disorders in alcoholics remain one of the most relevant medical problems in Western societies. As ethanol can supply >50% of the dietary energy in alcoholics, body composition alterations may easily occur. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of chronic alcohol consumption on body composition in alcoholics(More)
AIM To discuss the use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the differential diagnosis of a case of labiomandibular paraesthesia caused by extrusion of endodontic sealer into the mandibular canal. SUMMARY A 59-year-old woman suffering from a paraesthesia on the left posterior mandible and numbness on the left side of the lower lip was referred to an(More)
Head and neck tumours have poor prognosis: with surgery and radiotherapy, local control is achieved but is associated with damage to speech and swallowing function. Conventional 2-D radiotherapy is based on one fraction of 1.8-2.0 Gy per day; increasing the number of fractions, a higher dose can be administered, with an increase in local control. Today,(More)
The purpose of this work was to investigate whether or not an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment with a low field intensity (0.2 T) used in the study of muscular alterations can diagnose primary or secondary myopathies, due to peripheral neuropathies. In this study the peripheral areas of all patients were examined. A total of 40 patients (23 males(More)
The delay phenomenon in the transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap was studied by means of a laser-Doppler flowmeter and an echo color-flow Doppler device. Twenty-eight patients who underwent breast reconstruction with a TRAM flap in our hospitals were analyzed. Eighteen of them underwent selective delay 1 month before the major surgical(More)
To investigate in more detail the structure of the high molecular weight rhoptry protein complex of Plasmodium falciparum, Rhop-H (140/130/110 kd), the complex was affinity purified from parasite extracts using rhoptry protein specific antisera prepared against Rhop-H proteins bound to and eluted from Balb/c mouse erythrocytes, using 0.5 M NaCl. The(More)
We studied the effects of membrane modulation on the interaction of Plasmodium falciparum rhoptry proteins of 140/130/110 kDa (Rhop-H) with human and mouse erythrocytes. Cells treated with 2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl-8-(cis-2-n-octylcyclopropyl)octanoate, myristoleyl alcohol, and proteins extracted with sublytic concentrations of membrane solubilizing(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the present study was to use cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to analyze root canal anatomy and symmetry of maxillary and mandibular first and second molar teeth of a white population. METHODS A total of 201 patients who required CBCT examinations as part of their dental diagnosis and treatment were enrolled in the present(More)