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OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and prevalence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the Republic of Uruguay. METHODS The study was performed in Uruguay (3,241,003 inhabitants) during a 2-year period (2002-2003). To ensure complete case ascertainment, multiple sources of information were used, including all the neurologists, other medical(More)
INTRODUCTION We conducted a retrospective study to identify morphological subgroups of patients referred for AD or aMCI and to seek for differences across neuropsychological performances. METHODS One hundred forty-five patients (mean age = 76.01, 88 women and 57 men) referred for AD, either at the stage of dementia or aMCI, were examined using structural(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether magnetic resonance (MR) tractography of facial nerve (VIIn) is useful to detect perineural invasion in case of parotid cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty patients, aged 18 or over, were enrolled in this prospective study between December 2013 and March 2016 (IRB 5891), with a diagnosis of parotid tumors (15 malignant, 15(More)
PURPOSE To assess the accuracy and usability of an electromagnetic navigation system designed to assist Computed Tomography (CT) guided interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS 120 patients requiring a percutaneous CT intervention (drainage, biopsy, tumor ablation, infiltration, sympathicolysis) were included in this prospective randomized trial. Nineteen(More)
PURPOSE To report the feasibility and the safety of a surgeon-controlled robotic endoscope holder in laparoscopic surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS From March 2010 to September 2010, 20 patients were enrolled prospectively to undergo a laparoscopic procedure using an innovative robotic endoscope holder. Two surgeons performed six adrenalectomies, four(More)
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