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The utility of endoscopic ampullectomy versus surgical ampullectomy remains a topic of debate, particularly for the treatment of malignant tumors. The goal of this study was to prospectively establish the outcomes of endoscopic ampullectomy, with focus on carcinoma. From February 2002 to December 2008, 61 patients underwent endoscopic ampullectomy. The(More)
We report two fetuses with typical anomalies of Roberts syndrome. Prenatal diagnosis was confirmed by the characteristic disjunction of centromeres in amniocytes. We compare these cases with a child who presented with severe Roberts syndrome. We attempted to evaluate quantitatively the centromeric abnormality and the chromosome separation in the different(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this work is the assessment of age and sport influences on the isokinetic knee muscle characteristics. SUBJECTS AND METHOD Subjects performed a bilateral knee flexion/extension test on an isokinetic device at 60 and 180 degrees.s(-1) speed in concentric mode. The three parameters studied in this work were the Peak Torque, Average(More)
BACKGROUND Reverse-transcriptase inhibitors have only moderate clinical efficacy against the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). Ritonavir is an inhibitor of HIV-1 protease with potent in vitro anti-HIV properties and good oral bioavailability. METHODS We evaluated the antiviral activity and safety of ritonavir in a double-blind, randomized,(More)
The aim of this prospective controlled randomized clinical trial was to evaluate the additional effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in attachment gain. Twenty-two patients showing contralateral intrabony defects were included. Defects were randomized to β-TCP (Cerasorb®) in combination with PRP (test) or alone (control). Probing pocket depth (PPD),(More)
A 35-year-old patient who presented with recurrent chest infection, pulmonary oedema and cardiac failure was found to be grossly hypocalcaemic owing to previously undiagnosed hypoparathyroidism. The cardiac failure was not easily relieved by digoxin and diuretics but it quickly responded when the plasma calcium was restored to normal with(More)
The authors reviewed the histories of 133 patients with abdominal tuberculosis in Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (Children's Hospital), Lima, Perú, between 1989 and 1991. We found morbidity higher in scholars (67.4%). Weight lost were present in all cases and malaise in 95.3%, abdominal distension in 83.72% and abdominal pain in 79.06%. Anaemia in(More)
Vaginal spermicides, which were made of many different compounds prior to the 1960s, are today based on a few active principles only. Nonoxynol 9 is the most widely used of these safe and effective surfactants. Methods of evaluation of spermicides are all based on measurement of the time and dose levels necessary to achieve immobilization of sperm under(More)