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OBJECTIVE We previously reported improved body composition and cardiovascular risk markers plus a small decrease in glucose tolerance with GH administration vs placebo for 6 months to abdominally obese premenopausal women. The objective of this study was to determine whether the effects of GH treatment on cardiovascular risk markers, body composition and(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal hypoxemic respiratory failure (NHRF) is usually associated with reversible persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN). Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a cause of refractory NHRF, is associated with irreversible pulmonary hypertension. Nitric oxide (NO) generated in the pulmonary vascular endothelium by endothelial nitric oxide(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of acute renal failure (ARF) in critically ill patients using the RIFLE and AKIN criteria. DESIGN A prospective, multicenter observational study with a duration of one year from February 2010 was carried out. RIFLE and AKIN were employed using the urinary (UC) and creatinine criteria (CC) jointly and separately. (More)
Phyllodes tumors are rare fibroepithelial tumors that account for <1% of the breast tumors in women. These tumors are often benign unilateral lesions of the female breast (70%). Less common are malignant phyllodes, which have the potential for hematogenous spread. Phyllodes tumors can be seen in all age groups, and the median age of presentation is 45(More)
The shortage of organ availability in recent years has made it necessary to use grafts from advanced-aged donors to maintain the rate of renal transplantation in our country. The objective of this study was to evaluate the graft function and patient survival using kidneys from deceased donors of over 65 year of age. From 2005 until 2010, we compared the(More)
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