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Patients (n = 36) diagnosed with pneumococcal endophthalmitis from six Spanish hospitals between 1986 and 2004 were studied retrospectively. The diagnosis was based on clinical findings, ophthalmological examination, and isolation of Streptococcus pneumoniae from vitreous and/or aqueous humours of 19 patients (definite diagnosis), and from other ocular(More)
A panel review of histologic specimens was carried out as part of a multi-centre case-control study of gastric cancer (GC) and diet. Comparisons of diagnoses of 100 GCs by six pathologists revealed agreement in histologic classification for about 70-80% of the cancers. Concordance was somewhat higher when using the Lauren rather than the Ming or World(More)
The purpose of the study was to compare the clinical characteristics and outcomes of bacteraemic pneumococcal pneumonia (BPP) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and non-COPD patients. A case-control study was conducted. Cases were any adult with BPP and forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV(1)) <80% and FEV(1)/forced expiratory vital(More)
AIM To assess the impact that pregestational insulin resistance (PIR) has as a risk factor for preeclampsia (PE). METHODS Nested case-control study that included patients with PIR and a control group that was randomly selected from pregnancies admitted to the Fetal Medicine Unit between January 2005 and May 2011. Clinical and hemodynamic variables were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of cervical length (CL) and uterine artery pulsatility index (UtA-PI) at 11+0 to 13+6 weeks as predictors of spontaneous preterm delivery (sPTD) in a Chilean population. METHODS This was a prospective study of asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies attending for a nuchal translucency scan at 11+0 to 13+6 weeks'(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical management of patients with tumors of the upper urinary tract is based mainly on histologic grade and stage of the tumors. In recent years, tumor proliferation has also proved to be an important factor in determining the prognosis of these and other transitional cell tumors. The aim of this study was to assess the role of p53 in(More)
OBJECTIVE Nephroureterectomy is the standard treatment for tumors of the renal pelvis and ureter. Conservative management or indication of adjuvant treatment in these neoplasms is based mainly in histological grade and stage. The aim of this study is to assess the relation of Ki67 index with other established prognostic factors and to define its predictive(More)
Clinical studies have been carried out world-wide on cefetamet pivoxil, a new orally active cephalosporin. This paper reports on the first 1000 patients treated with the antibiotic; another 505 patients received standard antibiotics, mainly cefadroxil and cefaclor, for comparison. The results show that single doses of 1500 and 1200 mg cefetamet pivoxil were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this article is to assess the use of the anterior cervical angle (ACA) as a predictor of spontaneous preterm delivery (sPTD) at 20+0-24+6 weeks of gestation in an unselected population. METHODS We conducted a nested case-control study that included 93 women who later delivered spontaneously <34 weeks of gestation and 225 controls. The(More)
Non palpable testis (NPT) has an incidence of 20% and clinical relevance derived from the possibility of malignant degeneration, fertility disfunction. Recently the development of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) allowed more accurate diagnosis and has become a new therapeutic tool. We carried out a retrospective study that included all the patients who(More)