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BACKGROUND Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical hysterectomy and adjuvant radiation concurrent with weekly cisplatin for locally advanced cervical carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-three patients staged as IB2-IIIB were treated with three 21-day courses of carboplatin (area under the(More)
The lower limbs of five cadavers were dissected and the lengths of the muscle fibres and the weights of all the muscles below the knee were measured. From this information the relative strength and excursion of each muscle was determined. We found that the plantarflexors of the ankle were six times as strong as the dorsiflexors. We have therefore discarded(More)
A crude ethanolic extract of Cupressus lusitanica Mill. leaves demonstrate cytotoxicity in a panel of cancer cell lines. Cell death was due to apoptosis, as assessed by morphologic features (chromatin condensation and apoptotic bodies formation) and specific DNA fragmentation detected by in situ end-labeling of DNA breaks (TUNEL). The apoptotic cell death(More)
BACKGROUND Many articles have been published about breast reconstruction using the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap; however, few articles have been published in plastic/reconstructive surgery journals describing the difference between anesthetic techniques and recovery in microsurgical patients. METHODS We analyzed 16 patients who(More)
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