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OBJECTIVES We have previously shown that MS patients have significantly reduced bone mass and a high prevalence of abnormal vitamin D status. The object of this study was to characterize the frequency of adulthood fractures in MS patients, prospectively determine rates of bone loss in MS, and determine whether vitamin D status is a predictor of bone loss.(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral upper thoracic sympathectomy or sympathicolysis, currently the standard treatment for palmar or axillary hyperhidrosis, is regarded as a safe procedure. This study evaluates the quantitative and qualitative incidence of intraoperative and postoperative complications resulting from bilateral thoracic sympathicolysis. METHODS From 1996(More)
We reviewed results of 78 diagnostic thoracoscopic examinations of patients with lung cancer and homolateral pleural effusion. The study stresses the main locations of pleural metastasis in cases of lung cancer and correlates these data with the pleural spread from extrathoracic primary neoplasms. Also pointed out is the operability of the present series(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the location of hyperhidrosis, the accompanying signs and symptoms, and patient anxiety assessed on 2 scales and standardized psychometric instruments. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective study of patients with hyperhidrosis was carried out between September 1, 2001 and June 30, 2003 with a self-administered preoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE The most unpleasant consequence of upper thoracic sympathectomy is compensatory sweating (CS). De-pending on the series, the incidence of CS ranges from 24% to 85%. The aim of this study was to determine the relation between CS and the following factors: distribution of hyperhidrosis, procedure performed (unilateral, synchronic bilateral, or(More)
In the United States, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is more commonly seen among foreign-born patients. We report outcomes for 46 patients with MDR-TB who were born in Mexico and treated along the United States-Mexico border. According to our definition, 30 were cured, 3 showed treatment failure, 3 died, and 10 abandoned treatment.(More)
We aimed to adapt the shared medical appointment (SMA) model to the care of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and evaluate patient satisfaction. Our SMA team included a PH specialist, a PH nurse, and one research fellow. Eight to twelve PH patients with a family member were invited during office visits and by phone calls. Attendance was verified and(More)
OBJECTIVE Thoracic sympatholysis and sympathectomy are the current standard treatments for primary hyperhidrosis. In this study, we evaluated the incidence of peri- and postoperative complications associated with these procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1996 to 2004, 520 consecutive patients (364 women), with a mean age of 26.8 years, were treated for(More)
Primary appendicular adenocarcinoma is rare. We report an unusual mucinous appendicular adenocarcinoma during pregnancy. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case in the literature. A mucinous appendicular cystoadenocarcinoma was discovered unexpectedly and coincidentally during a cesarean section performed in term pregnancy. An appendectomy was(More)
Impacto económico-social del Programa Nacional de Control de la Tuberculosis (PNCT) en la población cubana Economic and social impact of the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTCP) on the Cuban population Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies provide one of the greatest cost/effectiveness results. To assess the impact of the national TB control(More)