Rodrigo Vannini

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Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) is known to induce not only weight loss, but also an improvement of metabolic control, in obese type II diabetics. In order to evaluate the therapeutical efficacy of cycles of VLCD shorter than those previously described, 29 obese type II diabetics and 31 obese nondiabetic subjects were entered as inpatients and prescribed a 450(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate and compare long-term functional outcome after partial carpal arthrodesis and pancarpal arthrodesis in dogs using kinetic gait analysis. METHODS Fourteen dogs with 19 partial carpal or pancarpal arthrodeses were retrospectively examined and underwent force-plate gait analysis. Mean times since surgery were 29.4 and 24.4 months for(More)
STUDY DESIGN Clinical controlled trial. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of an occupational therapy (OT) program combined with neuromotor rehabilitation, by assessing the degree of functional independence reached by patients with spinal cord injuries at first hospitalization. SETTINGS Subjects selected from the Spinal Cord Unit of the(More)
Isolated traumatic dislocation of the proximal tibiofibular joint is rare. This injury may go unrecognized or be misdiagnosed at the initial presentation. Lack of clinical suspicion can cause diagnostic problems. The diagnosis requires an accurate history of the mechanism and symptoms of the injury, and adequate clinical and radiographic evaluation of both(More)
The form and size of gunshot wounds depend on the projectile type (bird shot, deforming projectiles, non-deforming projectiles), its velocity at impact (high or low velocity projectiles) and the type of tissue affected by the projectile (soft tissues, bones). Gunshot wounds are always contaminated. While low velocity projectiles usually cause minimal(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the anatomic relationship of the biceps brachii-brachialis muscle complex and the medial compartment of the canine elbow. STUDY DESIGN Anatomical cadaveric study. METHODS Cadaveric forelimbs, and radius and ulna bones were examined to study the anatomy of the biceps brachii-brachialis complex and its relationship to the medial(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate the initial grafting section area with the outcomes from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. Eight dogs underwent operations, divided into two groups according to graft size: Group A, 25% and Group B, 40% of the patellar ligament (PL) width. METHODS After eight months, the dogs were sacrificed for macroscopic(More)
It is uncertain the Forced Expiratory Time (FET) acceptable during spirometry of young people (16-20 years old) because they are not children nor adults. We studied 235 boys and 187 girls of this age and, comparing spirometries with FET > 3 s and > 6 s, we found no significative difference (t test) between Vext, DtPEF, FVC and FEV1 repeatibility, while for(More)
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