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In this paper we analyze, from the perspective of 'Embodied Cognition', why learning and cognition are situated and context-dependent. We argue that the nature of situated learning and cognition cannot be fully understood by focusing only on social , cultural and contextual factors. These factors are themselves further situated and made comprehensible by… (More)
A retrospective study was undertaken of patients with T1N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue and floor of the mouth who underwent surgical treatment between 1985 and 1995. Evaluation of two groups of patients (neck dissection versus observation) was made according to the management of the neck. Results were obtained regarding the presence of… (More)
Female patient, 21 years of age, with diabetes mellitus type I, admitted due to progressive weight loss, with a recent history of impaired glycemic control, ketosis and amenorrhea for 12 months. Studies were conducted in order to exclude an endocrine or malignant disorder. After nutritional, endocrine and psychiatric evaluation, the diagnosis of anorexia… (More)
A retrospective study was made of 83 diabetic patients admitted to the Department of Internal Medicine between January 1986 and December 1993, with acute intercurrence of the disease. The authors considered some clinical features (age, type and frequency of complication, form of presentation, causal aetiology, laboratory findings and therapeutic options).… (More)
Aldosterone-producing adenomas responsive to renin are an extremely rare subgroup of primary hyperaldosteronism and raise some diagnostic problems. In reference to the presentation of one case, some theoretical considerations regarding diagnosis are made.