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BACKGROUND Immune activation in patients with chronic heart failure may be secondary to endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide) action. We investigated the hypothesis that altered gut permeability with bacterial translocation and endotoxaemia would be increased in patients with oedema secondary to congestive heart failure. METHODS We compared 20 patients who had(More)
Eleven patients with chronic pain due to severe vasospastic disorders in the upper limbs were treated with cervical spinal cord stimulation. In 8 patients the pain was due to reflex sympathetic dystrophy in the late stage of the disease, and 3 patients had severe idiopathic Raynaud's disease. The mean follow-up for both groups was 27 months. A total of 10(More)
To review our experience over 10 years in endoscopic resection of third ventricular colloid cysts, describing the details of the transventricular-transchoroidal approach used in selected patients. This series included 24 patients with colloid cysts of the third ventricle treated in our department between October 2001 and January 2013 using an endoscopic(More)
Bone hemangiomas are benign and infrequent lesions. At Tc-99m bone scintigraphy they show variable degrees of radiotracer uptake and even absence of it. At fluordeoxy-glucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET/CT), hemangioma is one of the causes of "cold" vertebrae, apart from postexternal radiotherapy. We present a woman diagnosed(More)
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