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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a negative risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). While it has been commonly assumed that RA patients' usage of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) helped prevent onset and progression of AD, NSAID clinical trials have proven unsuccessful in AD patients. To determine whether intrinsic factors… (More)
The Authors report an uncommon cavernous hemangioma of the small bowel. Pathological and clinical features are compared with those of the literature. Considering the difficulty of diagnosis, they remark the importance of histological exam as the only reliable diagnostic tool and surgery as the only therapy.
BACKGROUND Students may have different learning styles. It is unclear, however, whether tailoring instructional methods for a student's preferred learning style improves educational outcomes when teaching procedures. The authors sought to examine whether teaching to a student's self-perceived learning style improved the acquisition of intravenous (IV)… (More)
The use of ultrasound in the evaluation of blunt thoraco-abdominal trauma is well described. Evidence for the use of ultrasound in the evaluation of penetrating cardio-thoracic and abdominal trauma, however, is more limited and varied. Current literature demonstrates that ultrasound is an excellent screening tool for penetrating thoracic and cardiac… (More)
The authors deal with huge ventral hernias having a defect of more than 10 cm in diameter. They report 16 cases in three years of experience: 10 treated with Marlex patches and 6 treated with Goretex prosthetic material.
Two cases of pancreatic cystoadenoma are reported. The value of ultrasound as the first choice imaging technique approach is stressed.
A preliminary study has been carried out on 10 patients suffering from cancer of the colon and rectum, all subjected to radical surgery. The clinical effectiveness of two alternative techniques of postoperative artificial nutrition, EPEN and TPN, are compared. The results confirm that enteral nutrition is technically applicable and well tolerated in the… (More)