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The muscle wasting and impaired muscle function in critically ill intensive care unit (ICU) patients delay recovery from the primary disease, and have debilitating consequences that can persist for years after hospital discharge. It is likely that, in addition to pernicious effects of the primary disease, the basic life support procedures of long-term ICU… (More)
A variety of plant substances may induce contact urticaria and the list of substances responsible for such reactions is increasing. We report eight patients suffering from occupational asthma caused by Obeche wood sawdust. These patients also presented with urticaria when they worked with this wood. Studies revealed immediate positive skin test reactivity… (More)
Recommender systems apply knowledge discovery techniques to help in finding associated information. In this paper, we investigate the use of association rule mining as an underlying technology for a recommender system aimed at improving the annotation process of mul-timedia news documents. The accuracy of these systems is very sensitive to the number of… (More)
We report a case in which a "false" aneurysm of the basilar artery developed after an assault on a patient resulting in head injuries. Diagnostic imaging and endovascular treatment are described. Formation mechanisms of traumatic intracranial aneurysms are discussed and the literature is reviewed.
Chronic migraine is a condition with significant prevalence all around the world and high socioeconomic impact, and its handling has been challenging neurologists. Developments for understanding its mechanisms and associated conditions, as well as that of new therapies, have been quick and important, a fact which has motivated the Latin American and… (More)
C9orf72 repeat expansions are a common cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. To date, no large-scale study of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) has been undertaken to assess the role of C9orf72 repeat expansions in the disease. Here, we investigated the prevalence of C9orf72 repeat expansions in a large cohort of DLB cases and… (More)
Multimedia search engines rely heavily on content analysis algorithms and knowledge management techniques to adequately populate metadata databases. However once this metadata is available, the search engine must work on its own to extract the greatest possible amount of information from the user's query and map it to the available metadata structure. This… (More)