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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 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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