Fabio Carrera

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We evaluated urinary excretion of free pyridinoline (PYD)–deoxypyridinoline (DPD) by an enzymelinked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method, free and total PYD by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), free DPD by ELISA, chemiluminiscent immunoassay (CLEIA) and HPLC, total DPD by HPLC, and N-telopeptides (NTX) and C-telopeptides (CTX) by ELISA in 234(More)
Neurilemmomas or schwannomas are known to arise from the sheath of peripheral nerves. Out of the cranial nerves, the eighth nerve is the most frequently involved. Neurilemmomas arising from the facial nerve are are, and they usually affect the intratemporal portion of the nerve. Its location in the intraparotid portion is very uncommon. The case of a(More)
Our paper suggests a realistic and sustainable pathway that will enable the emergence of comprehensive municipal information infrastructures, which in turn will support higher-level integration for spatial planning and decision-making at the regional, state, national and international scale. First of all, we propose to target our efforts to the primary(More)
In order to evaluate the persistence of antibodies against hepatitis C virus (HCV) in a chronic hemodialysis population, we studied 151 HBsAg-negative patients. Anti-HCV titers were evaluated every 3 months over 1 year, and the serum alanine aminotransferase/serum aspartate aminotransferase ratio monthly from the start of hemodialysis. The anti-HCV titers(More)
INTRODUCTION Suspension laryngoscopy by general anesthesia is the universally method of performing microlaryngeal surgery for the treatment of vocal cord polyps. Recently a new technique using a flexible endoscope with working channel has been introduced and popularized in Spain for treating these lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective study was(More)
INTRODUCTION Temporal artery (TA) biopsy is required for the evaluation of several clinical scenarios because of the therapeutic implications of a positive result. We describe the experience of our department, which is the center for this technique in our hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study was made of all TA biopsies performed in the(More)