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OBJECTIVE To evaluate, using receiver operation characteristic (ROC) curves, the performance of several statistical indicators in the objective detection of 80 Hz steady state auditory evoked responses. DESIGN Steady state auditory evoked responses elicited by amplitude modulated tones of 500 and 1000 Hz, were obtained in 16 normal adults. Recordings were(More)
Brain histamine may affect a variety of different behavioral and physiological functions; however, its role in promoting wakefulness has overshadowed its other important functions. Here, we review evidence indicating that brain histamine plays a central role in motivation and emphasize its differential involvement in the appetitive and consummatory phases(More)
Understanding the pathology resulting from Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa polymicrobial wound infections is of great importance due to their ubiquitous nature, increasing prevalence, growing resistance to antimicrobial agents, and ability to delay healing. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus USA300 is the leading cause of community-associated(More)
BACKGROUND Parastomal hernia is a frequent complication of intestinal stomata. Mesh repair gives the best results, with the mesh inserted via laparotomy or laparoscopically. It was the aim of this retrospective multicenter study to determine the early and late results of the laparoscopically performed, modified Sugarbaker technique with ePTFE mesh. (More)
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