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BACKGROUND Long-term survival rate and functional status after trauma for one of the fastest growing segments of the population, patients 75 years and older, is poorly documented. METHODS Trauma patients 75 years and older who were discharged from our Level I trauma center between June 1988 and July 1992 (n = 279) were contacted by mail or phone. Public(More)
Juvenile red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) were cultured at 25°C on a variety of diets and blood sampled over eight weeks to examine the relationship between growth and plasma thyroid hormone levels. Maximum growth rates were achieved on formulated experimental diets and a simulated natural shrimp diet. Associated with these maximal rates was a significant(More)
The hormonal changes that occur during the premenstrual period have been implicated as a causative factor for many psychological and physical symptoms. The present work was undertaken to determine the effect of these hormonal changes on audition. We studied 60 ears from 30 women (20-30 years old) with regular menstrual cycles and no middle/inner ear(More)
Inmunoglobulina G Endovenosa UNC® is a 5% liquid Argentine intravenous immunoglobulin obtained from South American donors. This prospective trial was designed to evaluate if the product meets the minimal efficacy requirement of the US Food and Drug Administration of <1serious infection/subject/year as well as its safety in pediatric patients with Primary(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple approaches to the treatment of simple and complicated (gangrenous or perforated) appendicitis in children have been promoted. Our goal is to develop a new protocol for these patients that allows shorter hospital stays without increasing complications rates. METHODS Prospective collected data of patients undergoing appendicitis treated(More)
A new case of inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) of the maxillary sinus is presented. The clinical and histological features of this rare entity are discussed. Immunohistochemical studies support a possible myofibroblastic origin. Early diagnosis is important to prevent IPT, classified as a benign disease, from becoming a progressive destructive lesion.
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