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The traditional management of splenic trauma has undergone major revision in recent years. Given the physiological importance of the spleen, certain controversy has arisen regarding the most appropriate method of managing this type of trauma. Nonoperative therapy in children has proven to be successful not only in the case of kidney lesions but also for(More)
To determine the factors at diagnosis predictive of changes in residual beta-cell function and metabolic control in Type 1 diabetes, 125 patients older than 7 years of age consecutively diagnosed between March 1986 and June 1991 were followed prospectively for two years. The effect of age, gender and the presence of ketoacidosis (DKA) and islet-cell(More)
To analyse the relationship between age, glucose tolerance, beta-cell function, and insulin sensitivity in preclinical states of non-insulin-dependent (Type 2) diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), we have done a cross-sectional, age-stratified analysis of 86 non-diabetic first-degree relatives of NIDDM patients and 49 controls with similar age, sex, and BMI. A 5 mg(More)
To evaluate whether or not activated coagulation is present in the preclinical phases of type 2 diabetes mellitus, we studied 46 non-diabetic first-degree relatives of type 2 diabetic patients and 21 matched controls with no family history of diabetes. We determined the plasma levels of prothrombin fragment 1+2, D-dimer, fibrinogen, plasminogen activator(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of basal cortisol and ACTH in the immediate postoperative period of pituitary surgery as indicators of definitive adrenocorticotropin function. METHODS Twenty-one patients with pituitary, non producers of ACTH, adenomas, three microadenomas and 18 macroadenomas treated by adenomectomy by a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Neutropenic enterocolitis (NE) is a complication arising in neutropenic patients with acute leukemia or solid tumours while treated with intensive chemotherapy. The optimal therapeutic procedures have not been well established. PATIENTS AND METHOD Seven cases of NE diagnosed and treated in a tertiary hospital between 2000 and 2007(More)
BACKGROUND Relatives of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) patients present or can develop the plurimetabolic syndrome (MS). Insulin sensitivity determination could be useful to detect relatives with higher risk. PATIENTS AND METHODS Insulin sensitivity (IS) and MS in 106 first degree relatives of DM2 and 52 control subjects, matched for age, sex and body(More)