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Obesity is a health problem that is reaching epidemic proportions. Extreme obesity (body mass index [BMI] > or =40 kg/m2) is a type of obesity that usually does not respond to medical treatment, with surgery being the current treatment of choice. Extreme obesity is associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension.(More)
OBJECTIVE The use of the new International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups criteria (IADPSGC) for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) results in an increased prevalence of GDM. Whether their introduction improves pregnancy outcomes has yet to be established. We sought to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of one-step(More)
INTRODUCTION Inflammatory external root resorption (IERR) requires damage or loss of the protective layer and an inflammatory process in the unprotected root surface. Infection of the pulp space can occur after a serious injury and stimulate an inflammatory response. When the inflammatory stimulus is long-standing, the destructive phase will continue until(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Gastric cancer staging based on the number of positive lymph nodes is not reliable in patients undergoing limited lymphadenectomies. The aim of the present study was to determine the prognostic influence of lymph node ratio (LR)--defined as the number of metastatic nodes divided by total of obtained nodes--in patients with less than 16(More)
Carcinosarcomas (CS) of the prostate are very uncommon neoplasms defined by the admixture of malignant epithelial and mesenchymal components. We describe here two new examples of CS in two patients aged 66 and 77 years, the first without previous history of prostate adenocarcinoma and the second with a 5-year history of acinar type prostate adenocarcinoma.(More)
Digital Asset Management is an emerging business for tele-communication companies, especially when applied to the entertainment market. Current implementations try to overcome the integration needs from each actor participating in the business processes by using Enterprise Application Integration. Triple Space is a space-based communication infrastructure(More)
Extranodal lesions may be the sole manifestation of Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD). Although the head and neck region is one of the most common extranodal sites, laryngeal involvement is very rare. A 44-year-old woman presented with a complaint of progressive dyspnea. She had a three-year history of treatment for asthma and a history of operation for a nasal(More)
Malakoplakia is a rare chronic inflammatory disease that was originally described in the urinary bladder but can involve many other organs and soft tissues. It is believed to be caused by an alteration in the bacterial phagocytic system. Clinically, it is described as single or multiple tumors that can appear in any part of the body. Histologically, the(More)