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OBJECTIVES The main objective of the present work was to identify, by means of intraoperative electrical stimulation, the supplementary motor area (SMA) region which is implicated in complex motor function. The functional prognostic relevance of the surgical preservation of this area was also analyzed. METHOD Fifteen patients with tumors infiltrating the(More)
Inclusion of the third molar is relatively frequent in oral and maxillofacial surgery, but ectopic placement is quite rare. Only a few cases of third molar inclusion in the condyle region of the mandible have been reported. Presented here are two cases of ectopic location of a third molar in the condyle of the mandible. A description of the management of(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological evidence suggests a cardioprotective role of α-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-derived ω-3 fatty acid. It is unclear whether ALA is beneficial in a background of high marine ω-3 fatty acids (long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) intake. In persons at high cardiovascular risk from Spain, a country in which fish consumption is(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion of allogeneic blood influences outcome after surgery. Despite widespread availability of transfusion guidelines, transfusion practices might vary among physicians, departments, hospitals and countries. Our aim was to determine the amount of packed red blood cells (pRBC) and blood products transfused intraoperatively, and to describe(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The growing demand for digestive and other endoscopic procedures outside the operating room, both in terms of type of endoscopy and number of patients, requires reorganization of the anesthesiology department's workload. We describe 2 years of our hospital digestive endoscopy unit's experience with a now well-established care model(More)