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We reviewed long-term outcome of 46 adult patients with sacral-level myelomeningocele with an average age of 23 years (range, 18-38). Data were collected from the medical records, computerized database, and a questionnaire. Thirty patients had high sacral lesions (weak gluteus medius, gluteus maximums, and gastroc/soleus), and 16 had low sacral lesions(More)
After a review of the literature on epidemiological, serological and histopathological data concerning so-called "Amazon Black Fever" (Labrea disease), an experimental model of morphological reproduction of the disease is presented. The model is based on the probable causal synergism of Labrea hepatitis, i.e., viral injury plus protein-caloric malnutrition.(More)
Recurrence of perineal hernias is frequent, and is associated to poor identification of anatomical structures during surgery, inadequate suture placement, and failure of physical support of the pelvic diaphragm after surgical reconstruction. The objective of this work is to describe a novel surgical technique for reinforcement of the pelvic diaphragm after(More)
The exact status of steroid therapy in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis is far from clear. In the beginning, active and inactive tuberculosis were considered contraindications of adrenal steroid use.7’14 In a second stage, treatment with them was admitted for non-tubercubus conditions in the presence of active tuberculosis always under antimicrobial(More)