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AIMS Intraventricular conduction defects (IVCDs) can impair prognosis of heart failure (HF), but their specific impact is not well established. This study aimed to analyse the clinical profile and outcomes of HF patients with LBBB, right bundle branch block (RBBB), left anterior fascicular block (LAFB), and no IVCDs. METHODS AND RESULTS Clinical variables(More)
BACKGROUND Oral metastatic tumours are uncommon and account for approximately 1% of malignant oral neoplasms. RESULTS If the cases where the oral location is in the jawbone, with secondary invasion to the oral soft tissue, are excluded, only 10 cases of gingival metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been previously reported in the(More)
Described here is a case of Aspergillus fumigatus cranial infection secondary to accidental cranial traumatism that occurred in an immunocompetent patient and the questions that arose concerning treatment. No reports of post-traumatic cranial osteomyelitis caused by Aspergillus spp. and the ideal treatment to be followed have yet been described in the(More)
CLINICAL CASE A 71-year-old man presented with pseudophakic cystoid macular edema (PCME) and a visual acuity (VA) of 0.1. He had been treated with 2 intra-vitreal injections of triamcinolone acetonide (4 mg) 16 months previously. One week after the intra-vitreal injection of bevacizumab (1.25 mg), VA improved to 0.33, and the OCT demonstrated decreased(More)
Gnathostomosis has been known since 1836, when the parasite was discovered in the stomach of a tiger in London Zoo. Today it is considered an important food-borne parasitic zoonosis, en-demic mainly in Asian countries where some people prefer to eat raw fish, amphibians or reptiles. In its mammal definitive host the adults are located in the stomach wall,(More)
Notes: Center Discussion Papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussions and critical comments. Abstract This paper reviews the Latin American experience with highway privatization during the last decade. Based on evidence from Argentina, Colombia and Chile, we find that private financing of new highways freed up fewer public resources(More)