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Measurement of middle latency responses (MLR) appears to be one of the most useful ways of determining low-frequency auditory threshold. It is known that analog filtering can drastically affect MLR and since most laboratories use different recording characteristics, we carried out these measurements with a number of filter configurations. Ten subjects with… (More)
A group of 21 patients with malignant pleural effusions were treated with the instillation of 40 mg mitoxantrone intrapleurally, after complete fluid drainage. There was a 100% complete response rate with no toxic effects (0%). The mean survival of the patients was 57.1 weeks.
The practice of treating candidates for liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with locoregional therapies, is common in most transplantation centers. We present our results using transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) as a neo-adjuvant treatment in our center between 2002 and 2013 to determine its effectiveness in downstaging (DS)… (More)
Auditory middle-latency responses (MLR) have been recorded in 25 newborns at 60 dB nHL using two wide band-pass filter conditions and a slow stimulation rate of 2/s. With both types of filter, the MLR consisted in an initial positive wave followed by a negative component (Na) and a positive component (Pa). In newborns, this positive component appears in the… (More)
Therapeutic occlusion of the internal carotid artery is the main option for the treatment of the symptomatic intracavernous internal carotid artery aneurysms, but the issue of the best way of doing the balloon test occlusion (BTO) regarding prediction of future ischemic events remains debatable. Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) has… (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence and disability of headache in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with the general population and to assess the role of chronic psychological stress (CPS) in headache development. METHODS One hundred seventy patients with SLE and 102 control subjects matched for age, sex, and level of education were… (More)
We report here on a case of disseminated aspergillosis in an immunocompromised patient with Wegener's granulomatosis to illustrate the complexity of brain imaging diagnosis in the presence of concomitant infectious, immunological and ischemic diseases.
BACKGROUND We describe the results of our liver transplantation (LT) patients for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in 2004 to 2012 to determine the differences on the basis of time on the waiting list to establish the risk of recurrence of liver disease. METHODS Clinical variables were recorded for both donors and recipients as well as variables of… (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to determine the impact of obesity on the morbidity and mortality of liver transplantation (LT) recipients. METHODS A single-center, observational-cohort, retrospective study was conducted in patients undergoing LT from January 2008 to December 2014 to compare complications and survival between those with body mass index… (More)