The aim of this study was to determine mortality in patients with sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (SAHS) according to the treatments employed and comorbidity. An historical cohort of patients with SAHS diagnosed at a university hospital between 1982 and 1992 and followed until 1996 was studied. From a total of 475 SAHS patients, 444 (94%), with a mean+/-SD… (More)
Nitric oxide (NO) plays an important regulatory role in airway function and seems to be implicated in the pathophysiology of several airway diseases. To better understand the involvement of NO in the upper airways, we examined the presence of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity in human nasal mucosa and nasal polyp tissues. Nasal mucosa was obtained from… (More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical features and outcomes of estrogen receptor negative (ER-) and progesterone receptor positive (PgR+) breast cancer. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed a well-characterized database of sequential patients diagnosed with early stage invasive breast carcinoma. Outcomes of interest were time to relapse (TTR) and overall… (More)
An anomaly of the tympanic segment of the facial nerve in an adult cadaver specimen is reported. The second portion of the facial nerve crossed between the stapedal pillars. The rarity of this anomaly, particularly in a well constituted temporal bone, is discussed.
This prospective protocol for vestibular exploration offers the results gained through 296 patients complaining from vestibular disorders. The aim of the AA. is to check the validity of the test proposed (in the midst of the battery of electronystagmographic explorations), consisting in the thermal bilateral and simultaneous stimulation of the labyrinths.… (More)