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OBJECTIVE Ensuring adequate cerebral oxygenation and perfusion is of fundamental importance in the treatment of patients with acute cerebral disorders. Online continuous monitoring of brain oxygenation is possible with a parenchymal microelectrode that measures local brain oxygen tension. The ultimate question is whether therapeutic approaches can be(More)
The effects of three different colour patterns on the surface of volleyballs (versus that of a plain white ball) on the behaviour of a reception player were examined by presenting sidespin volleyball serves. Expert (n = 10) and novice (n = 10) volleyball players intercepted volleyballs projected straight at them or at an initial angle of 9.5 degrees(More)
The use of transfascial sutures in the laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia has considerably facilitated the accurate intraperitoneal placement and fixation of the synthetic mesh. The laparoscopic procedure has a number of advantages, including less morbidity and pain. Moreover, the use of a mesh prosthesis results in a low rate of hernia recurrence.(More)
Cerebral ischemia is considered the central mechanism leading to secondary brain damage in patients with severe head injury. We investigated the technique of continuous monitoring of local brain tissue oxygen tension as parameter for cerebral oxygenation. Eighty-two patients with non penetrating severe head injury were studied. No complications of the(More)
BACKGROUND Antileukotrienes and inhaled corticosteroids are asthma controller agents widely used in the treatment of pediatric asthma. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of montelukast and beclomethasone on linear growth in prepubertal asthmatic children for 1 year. METHODS This was a 30-center study of boys (6.4-9.4 years old) and girls (6.4-8.4 years(More)
BACKGROUND Routine surgical exploration after penetrating neck injury (PNI) leads to a large number of negative neck explorations and potential iatrogenic injury. Selective non-operative management (SNOM) of PNI is gaining favour. The present study assessed the feasibility of SNOM in PNI. METHODS Seventy-seven consecutive patients with PNI presenting to a(More)
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