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This study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of unilateral STN lesioning in 23 patients with PD. L-Dopa intake and dyskinesia, Hoehn & Yahr, Schwab & England, and UPDRS motor scores were recorded pre- and postoperatively. Stereotactic MRI and CT and macrostimulation were used to establish target coordinates. A single RF lesion was(More)
By means of new tools that can extract realistic faults from the PCB layout, generate test vectors and simulate fault diagnosis, we evaluated the applicability of structural diagnosis methods for interconnect faults. The results show that, compared to the traditional be-havioural approaches, structural diagnosis can reduce ambiguity in diagnosis and more(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial compliance or stiffness is an important determinant of cardiovascular disease and there is considerable interest in its noninvasive measurement. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is widely used as an index of arterial stiffness. AIM To determine whether PWV is useful for risk stratification in both healthy individuals and coronary patients. (More)
Inhalation of particulate matter in industrial environments has been associated with respiratory symptoms and lung diseases, which continues to lead to long- and short-term hazardous health effects on exposed subjects. The main objectives of this study were (a) to determine the dust exposure of workers from the lead industry in different operations and (b)(More)
We report 3 years of experience with operative ultrasonography on 200 patients who underwent cholecystectomy for biliary lithiasis. Intraoperative ultrasonography and intraoperative cholangiography were performed on all of these patients and compared with the operative findings. The diagnostic accuracy of sonography was 98% and that of cholangiography 96%(More)
The authors revised 116 clinical files of patients admitted to a Medicine ward with Rheumatic Fever in the years 1959-63 and 1979-83, in order to detect a possible recrudescence of the disease. The following parameters were analysed: age, sex, length of hospital stay, clinical manifestations, ancillary exams, therapeutics and evolution. It was found an(More)