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There are many papers comparing two antibiotic protocols for the profilaxis of head and neck infections after laryngeal surgery. We present one prospective and randomised study in 60 patients comparing the efficacy of two protocols. The comparison was between ceftriaxone versus the association of clindamicyn and gentamicyn. In our database we included the(More)
How small do pressure transducers need to be in order to faithfully measure the plantar pressure profiles (PPPs) under normal and diabetic feet? In this study, pressures were collected from five diabetic and six non-diabetic subjects using a commercial measurement system with 25 mm2 transducers. Discrete Fourier Transform techniques were then used to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the result of partial resection of the soft palate (SPR) as a treatment of the obstructive apnea syndrome during sleep (OASS). METHODS Fifty-seven patients diagnosed of OASS treated with SPR were studied. The clinical and polysomnographic results prior to surgery and after 6 months were compared. RESULTS(More)
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)
Respiratory epithelial cells are actively involved in the host defence and inflammatory reactions of the airways. Nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) is a transcription factor that plays a pivotal role in many cellular responses to environmental changes. The inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) isoform has been implicated in airway inflammation as well as(More)