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Various studies have focused on understanding how the continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) treatment improves the emotional state of obstructive sleep apnea patients, as well as factors that determine improvement. Yet the results are contradictory. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the changes in depression levels, anxiety state and(More)
The target of this study is to assess the relationship between sexual sensation-seeking, worry about STD/HIV infection, and risky sexual behaviours among 182 adolescents aged 13-18 years. Results showed that participants who engaged in a wider range of potentially risky behaviours (e.g., sexual experience, higher number of sexual partners in last six(More)
The goal of this work is to determine whether relationship power in couples and sexual double standard can predict the risk of sexually transmitted infections/human immunodeficiency virus (STI/HIV) as a function of cultural and gender differences. The sample was made up of 689 adolescents living in Spain, of both sexes, aged between 14 and 19 years, who(More)
BACKGROUND This investigation was designed to compare a new methodology of automated regular bolus with a continuous infusion of local anesthetic for continuous popliteal sciatic block; both regimens were combined with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). METHODS Fifty patients undergoing hallux valgus repair were randomly allocated to receive an infusion(More)
BACKGROUND We designed the present, prospective, randomized, double-blind study to compare the administration of an automated intermittent bolus dose with a conventional technique of continuous infusion of local anesthetic for postoperative analgesia in continuous popliteal sciatic nerve blockade. METHODS Forty-four patients undergoing hallux valgus(More)
BACKGROUND Various factors markedly affect the onset time and success rate, of peripheral nerve blockade. This prospective, randomized, double-blind study, compared a dose of mepivacaine 300 mg, in a 20 or 30 mL injection volume for sciatic nerve blockade using Labat's posterior approach. METHODS A total of 90 patients undergoing foot surgery were(More)
BACKGROUND There is a great regional heterogeneity in the prevalence of HIV/ AIDS. AIM To analyze the current situation of HIV/AIDS in Latin America by means of a comparative analysis among countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a descriptive study (document analysis), epidemiological data about HIV/AIDS in Latin America as well as population data were(More)
The goal of this study was to analyze how worry about sexually-transmitted infections (STI) and HIV influences attitudes and self-efficacy towards condom use, HIV-related knowledge, HIV-perceived susceptibility and HIV-misconceptions in a multicultural sample in Spain. The sample was composed of 3,051 adolescents aged between 14 and 19 years old who lived(More)
Intraneural hematoma after a peripheral nerve block is a theoretical cause of postoperative nerve injury that has not been previously documented in humans. We report an intraneural hematoma after nerve stimulation-guided femoral block, which occurred in a patient with undiagnosed factor XI deficiency and a slightly prolonged activated partial thromboplastin(More)
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the development of quality rankings of universities, both nationally and internationally. The lack of clarity in the collection and presentation of information means that many of these classifications are difficult to understand and interpret, so that it is necessary to establish a series of(More)