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An animal model of tinnitus was developed to study chronic salicylate-induced tinnitus in rats. Novel features of the model included oral dosing of salicylate, test stimuli that included a range of pure tones and silence, and assessment of tinnitus for several months. Experimental subjects were given sodium salicylate in their drinking water while control(More)
A risk-adapted strategy based on all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and anthracycline monochemotherapy (PETHEMA LPA99 trial) has demonstrated a high antileukemic efficacy in acute promyelocytic leukemia. We designed a new trial (LPA2005) with the objective of achieving stepwise improvements in outcome. Between July 2005 and April 2009, low- and(More)
A rare case of cavernous angioma of the dura mater at the convexity is presented. In comparison with the more common cavernous hemangiomas that arise from dural sinuses, the ones on the convexity have a much better prognosis. They do not seem to be associated with spontaneous hemorrhage, their removal is simpler and, transoperatory bleeding, if it occurs,(More)
The presence of heavy metals in big game meat may pose a risk to human health. The main objective of this paper is to carry out a risk assessment study (using a probabilistic and point-estimate approach) of lead intake by consumption of red deer and wild boar meat in Southern Spain based on Spanish data collected in the period 2003-2006. In general, the(More)
Alcohol abuse is common among the population and results in significant diseases that shorten life span. Ethanol may result in chronic brain changes such as atrophy but may also result in neurologic disease that may be acute or chronic and sometimes life threatening. Accompanying vitamin deficiencies may lead to Wernicke's encephalopathy and changes in(More)
Multiple neurological complications of cocaine abuse have been described including both ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular events, atrophy in the case of chronic abuse, and an increase in incidence of congenital malformations in the setting of maternal use. The abuse of cannabis may cause a number of neurovascular changes that, in turn, may result in(More)
The central nervous system is one of the primary targets for the detrimental effects of drugs of abuse. Diagnostic imaging, especially MRI, plays an important role in the detection of complications associated with drug abuse. We present the imaging findings associated with the abuse of opioids and other morphine derivatives, as well, as solvents. Of the(More)
We describe the imaging findings in a 13-year-old boy with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS). The initial imaging work-up included plain radiographs and computed tomography (CT) of the facial area and mandible. CT detected large expansile cystic changes on both sides of the body and angle of the mandible. When the patient's condition worsened,(More)
BACKGROUND Qualitative aspects of diet influence eating behavior, but the physiologic mechanisms for these calorie-independent effects remain speculative. OBJECTIVE We examined effects of the glycemic index (GI) on brain activity in the late postprandial period after a typical intermeal interval. DESIGN With the use of a randomized, blinded, crossover(More)