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From October 1987 to March 1993, 105 patients were studied who have undergone valvuloplasty with an open ring. They ranged from 5 to 79 years (mean 30); 33 (31.4%) were under 16. All patients had mitral insufficiency, alone in 62 (59.0%) and associated with mitral stenosis (double mitral lesion) in 43 (41.0%). In the majority of the cases, the aetiology was(More)
Intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS) of the medial prefrontal cortex (MFC) is acquired gradually, taking 4 or more days to establish. One explanation for this finding is that the stimulation becomes more rewarding with repetition. Four experiments were conducted to test this hypotheses. In Experiment 1, the MFC ICSS frequency thresholds remained constant(More)
BACKGROUND Deflazacort, a new corticosteroid is claimed to induce less collateral effects than other corticoids. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of this drug on the healing of colonic anastomosis. MATERIAL AND METHOD 75 Wistar rats were randomized to receive daily by gavage, one of the following treatments: control group (N=24) - 1 ml(More)
PURPOSE To compare two groups of 80 patients undergoing to myocardial revascularization with the use of antifibrinolytic drug tranexamic acid and its efficacy in reduce bleeding and blood transfusion. METHODS Prospective analysis of two groups of 80 patients. Group A-no antifibrinolytic therapy (dec 91-may 92) and group B-fibrinolytic therapy-tranexamic(More)
This article presents a personal computer-based control system for an electrical stimulator using fuzzy logic. The input signal comes from a goniometer and the output is the stimulation level to be applied in the muscle of the patient. By this way, that control system is made for the therapist that just specify the desired joint's angle. The movement that(More)
The sympathetic nervous system is affected in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF). This study tested the hypothesis that patients with CRF have an altered skeletal muscle metaboreflex. Twenty patients with CRF and 18 healthy subjects of similar age participated in the study. The muscle metaboreflex was determined based on heart rate (HR), mean(More)
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