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Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (SIPC) is an accepted method for treatment of peripheral lymphedema. This prospective study evaluated the effect in 11 patients of a single session of SIPC on both lymphedema volume of the leg and isotope lymphography (99Tc dextran) before SIPC (control) and 48 hours later after a 3 hour session of SIPC.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) in the treatment of renal vascular hypertension. DESIGN Sequential prospective PTRA treatment of severe arterial hypertension, screening by the captopril test, confirmed by renal arteriography, and the result evaluated by post-PTRA arteriography, blood pressure measurement(More)
Men are at greater risk of cardiovascular and renal diseases than women. Several hypertensive rat models also exhibit gender differences in blood pressure. Although the mechanisms responsible for these gender differences are not clear, androgens have been shown to promote hypertension. Testosterone is produced by Leydig cells under the regulation of(More)
Pyrrolidon carboxypeptidase is an omega-peptidase that hydrolyses N-terminal pyroglutamyl residues from biologically active peptides such as gonadotropin-releasing and thyrotrophin-releasing hormones. We previously described a decrease in both rat and human pyrrolidon carboxypeptidase activity with breast cancer, suggesting that gonadotropin-releasing(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the intensity of the support needs of individuals with severe mental illness. METHODS Quantitative and descriptive study that applied the Supports Intensity Scale to a sample comprising 182 individuals. RESULTS The supports intensity profile identifies groups, individuals, and areas with different needs of support relative to(More)
BACKGROUND The risks and opportunities associated with the use of technologies are of growing research interest. Patterns of technology usage illuminate these opportunities and risks. However, no studies have assessed the usage patterns (frequency, duration, and intensity) and related factors in young people with intellectual disabilities. METHODS(More)
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