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BACKGROUND Recently, the feasibility of a transvaginal hybrid natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) nephrectomy was demonstrated in a 23-yr-old woman with a nonfunctional atrophic kidney. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility and reproducibility of transvaginal NOTES-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in female patients with and without(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential antioxidant effects of N-acetylcysteine in hepatopulmonary syndrome, a complication of cirrhosis, using an experimental model of common bile duct ligation in rats. Male Wistar rats were divided into four experimental groups: CBDL (animals submitted to common bile duct ligation); Sham (animals submitted to(More)
UNLABELLED Tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy still is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the world, mostly in the pediatric population. AIM to study the impact of amoxicillin for 7 days in post-adenotonsillectomy recovery, comparing results with a control group. STUDY TYPE prospective, randomized, controlled study with(More)
This paper describes a graphical notation for modeling security policy, currently focused on firewalls, named SPML. Using SPML, it is possible to specify graphically the security policy to be implemented by firewalls and to configure firewalls at high level, since the rules can be translated to native configuration. To present the approach proposed, we show(More)
UNLABELLED Chronic otitis media has a high prevalence on the population and their treatment continuous to be a challenge for the otorhinolaryngologists. AIM To demonstrate the factors that could interfere in the tympanoplasty success and the surgical results during 2002. STUDY DESIGN Clinical prospective. MATERIAL AND METHOD were included 37 patients(More)
In the elderly (conventionally defined as individuals ≥ 60 years of age), it is often difficult to establish what normality is, because of the numerous anatomical and physiological modifications that occur during the aging process. As a result, the greatest challenge is to differentiate between the normal aging process and the onset of disease. Healthy(More)
Over the last 20 years surgery has suffered a dramatic change. We saw how open surgery was almost replaced by laparoscopic surgery and this latter has evolved to minimally invasive surgical techniques such as LaparoEndoscopic Single-site Surgery (LESS) and NOTES ((Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery). These minimally invasive operations try(More)
Introduction. Liver diseases influence musculoskeletal functions and may negatively affect the exercise capacity of patients with cirrhosis. Aim. To test the relationship between the six-minute walk test (6MWT), maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), and exercise capacity (VO2peak) measures and the survival rate of patients with cirrhosis. Methods. This(More)
Herein we describe a case of Reiter's syndrome coexisting with HIV infection in a female parenteral drug addict who was also predisposed to multiple genitourinary involvement. In our view. the manifestation of additional autoimmune states could herald the worsening of the prognosis of HIV infection and the nephrological and urological course of these(More)