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Transforming growth factor-alpha immunoreactivity is examined in the developing and adult brain of cats and rats, and in the adult human brain in cryostat sections immediately processed free-floating with a well-characterized monoclonal antibody which does not cross-react with epidermal growth factor. Transforming growth factor-alpha immunoreactivity is(More)
Tympanoplasty can cause a sensorineural hearing loss by a mechanism of acoustic trauma. Although this lesion appears to be relatively infrequent in clinical practice, we believe that its low apparent incidence is caused when clinicians fail to assess the auditory frequencies above 8000 Hz. Twenty-four patients with normal bone-conduction audiometric(More)
The circadian system is believed to be composed of a population of oscillators that couple together and generate a single rhythm. If this coupling is not strong enough, the circadian system can be dissociated into two or more groups of oscillators, and this is manifested in a dissociation of the overt rhythm into at least two circadian components. This(More)
The adaptation of the endogenous rhythm of an organism to external cycles may be critical for the development of physiological processes in which energy is expended. We sought to determine whether growth rate depends on the degree of tuning between the external cycle and the manifestation of the circadian rhythms. To do so, we studied the growth rate and(More)
PURPOSE To describe time trends of cancer in Catalonia, Spain, during the period 1993-2007. METHODS/PATIENTS Data have been provided by two population-based cancer registries, Girona and Tarragona, and the Catalan mortality registry. Cancer incidence in Catalonia has been estimated through modeling methods using data from these health structures. (More)
Necrotizing (malignant) external otitis is a severe infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa which occurs mainly in elderly diabetics or in immuno-depressed patients (Chandler, 1968). The management of this condition requires the association between an aminoglycoside antibiotic and an antipseudomonal beta-lactamic, given parenterally during a 4 to 6 week(More)
Pancreatic cancer represents a real clinical challenge. The aim of the SUDCAN collaborative study was to compare the net survival from pancreatic cancer between six European Latin countries (Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland) and provide trends in net survival and dynamics of excess mortality rates up to 5 years after diagnosis. The(More)
PURPOSE Periodic cancer incidence estimates of Spain from all existing population-based cancer registries at any given time are required. The objective of this study was to present the current situation of cancer incidence in Spain. METHODS The Spanish Network of Cancer Registries (REDECAN) estimated the numbers of new cancer cases occurred in Spain in(More)
It is possible that, when the labyrinth is opened in stapedectomy, some form of alteration may occur within it, even if it is not detected postoperatively by routine audiometry. Injuries against the inner ear usually impair the hearing at the highest frequencies. We can assess bone-conduction hearing up to 20 kHz by means of a high-frequency audiometer.(More)