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BACKGROUND Miscarriage occurs in 10% to 15% of pregnancies. The traditional treatment, after miscarriage, has been to perform surgery to remove any remaining pregnancy tissues in the uterus. However, it has been suggested that drug-based medical treatments, or expectant care (no treatment), may also be effective, safe and acceptable. OBJECTIVES To assess(More)
BACKGROUND Asymptomatic bacteriuria occurs in 2% to 10% of pregnancies and, if not treated, up to 30% of mothers will develop acute pyelonephritis. Asymptomatic bacteriuria has been associated with low birthweight and preterm birth. OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of antibiotic treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria on the development of pyelonephritis(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis, are serious complications that can result in significant maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. There is a large number of drugs, and combination of them, available to treat urinary tract infections, most of them tested in non-pregnant women. Attempts to define the optimal antibiotic(More)
Persistent infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HR-HPVs) is involved in cervical cancer (CC), a major cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Infection occurs primarily at the transformation zone (TZ), the most estrogen- and retinoid-sensitive region of the cervix. Development of CC affects a small percentage of HR-HPV-infected women and often(More)
Bioartificial liver devices are alternative therapies for patients suffering from acute hepatic failure or metabolic defects. Here, we show a bioartificial device, developed with a cartridge used for pediatric hemofiltration and spheroids of porcine hepatocytes housed in the extracapillary space of the cartridge. The cartridge was attached to a robotic arm(More)
BACKGROUND Caesarean section increases the risk of postpartum infection for women and prophylactic antibiotics have been shown to reduce the incidence; however, there are adverse effects. It is important to identify the most effective class of antibiotics to use and those with the least adverse effects. OBJECTIVES To determine, from the best available(More)
Benzyl alcohol and starch-free commercial wheat bran were effective inducers of the laccase activity in cultures of Fusarium proliferatum (MUCL 31970). Initial pH value in the cultures was also an overriding factor for increasing its production. By gel permeation high-performance liquid chromatography, the enzyme eluted as an apparently homogeneous peak(More)
BACKGROUND Validated clinical indicators of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children are scarce and none generated at moderate altitude where hypoxemic complications could be frequent and oximetry evaluation might be very efficient. METHODS A total of 158 children consecutively referred to a sleep clinic in Mexico City (2240 m) for suspected sleep(More)
Fulminant hepatic failure is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units. Conventional therapies are not sufficiently effective. Liver transplantation may be life saving, but a "bridge therapy" is needed until transplantation is performed. Hepatic extracorporeal xenohemodiafiltration (XHDF) is aimed at the transitory support of a(More)
Loadbearing stresses in the patellofemoral joint were studied at different degrees of flexion before and after various surgical techniques recommended to treat knee disorders. Surgical procedures intended to reduce the intensity of stress were analyzed experimentally. The study was done using different experimental methods on whole knee specimens from fresh(More)