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OBJECTIVES To review the experience of our institution in repairing isolated iliac artery aneurysm (isolated IAA) in the last six years. METHODS The medical records of patients who underwent isolated IAA repair were reviewed, to obtain information on patients' demographics, vascular risk factors, type of treatment and outcome. RESULTS A total of 11(More)
More than ten state-of-the-art regional air quality models have participated in the Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII), in which a variety of mesoscale air 40 quality modeling systems have been applied to continental-scale domains in North America and Europe for 2006 full-year simulations. The main goal of AQMEII is model(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is based on the association of a light source and light sensitive agents in order to cause the selective death of tumor cells. To evaluate topical 5-aminolaevulinic acid (5-ALA) and diode laser photodynamic single session therapy single session for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), a long-term follow-up was performed. Nineteen(More)
Germline mutations in the WNK4 gene originate Gordon syndrome or pseudohypoaldosteronism type II, a familial form of hypertension with hyperkalemia and hypercalciuria. In order to elucidate the contribution of WNK4 genetic variants to hypertension and/or osteoporosis, we analyzed 271 control individuals and a cohort of 448 hypertensive and 372 osteoporosis(More)
Glaucoma is a multifactorial condition under serious influence of many risk factors. The role of diabetes mellitus (DM) in glaucoma etiology or progression remains inconclusive. Although, the diabetic patients have different healing mechanism comparing to the general population and it has a possible-negative role on surgical outcomes. This review article(More)
The success of PDT and its establishment into the existent hall of therapeutic modalities depends on the collection of reported experiences from around the world. In that sense, it is important to report approaches taken by different countries and what their views are on the future of PDT. Following this idea, we present our clinical experience in(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the retinal ganglion cell layer (RGL) by optical coherence tomography (OCT) in toxic and nutritional optic neuropathy and to correlate its thickness and volume with functional damage. METHODS We conducted an observational cross-sectional study in healthy subjects and in patients with toxic optic neuropathy observed in the(More)
BACKGROUND DATA Photodynamic therapy (PDT) involves the photoinduction of cytotoxicity using a photosensitizer agent, a light source of the proper wavelength, and the presence of molecular oxygen. A model for tissue response to PDT based on the photodynamic threshold dose (D(th)) has been widely used. In this model cells exposed to doses below D(th) survive(More)