María del Mar García

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This prospective, randomized, and single-blind study compared effectiveness, performance, onset, and total anesthetic time and complications of the multiple axillary block (median, radial, and musculocutaneous nerves) with the humeral approach. METHODS One hundred patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups. In group A (axillary)(More)
Physiological and pathological processes differ in men and women, depending on factors such as sex and sociological and anthropological characteristics. However, many diseases are still approached from a masculine point of view. In this respect, ischemic heart disease is one of the diseases that most clearly reflects biological differences and social(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor necrosis factor alpha has a key role in insulin resistance. We study the effects of metformin on glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, beta cell function, and soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor (sTNFR) levels. METHODS We performed a double-blind, randomized metformin-placebo study. Twenty-three subjects with impaired glucose(More)
Two studies carried out in 1982 and 1993 in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil, provide a unique opportunity for assessing the impact on maternal and child health of the economic and health care changes, which took place in Brazil in this period. The cohorts of mothers and infants of 1982 and 1993 were studied from the time of delivery. In both years, all(More)
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