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EFFICACY OF PLATELET-RICH PLASMA IN EXPERIMENTAL INSTRUMENTED INTERBODY SPINAL FUSION
Written by Gianfilippo Caggiari, Giulia R. Mosele, Leonardo Puddu, Emanuele Ciurlia, Carlo Doria   
giovedý, 13 ottobre 2016

 Introduction. This study aimed to analyze the influence of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) on bone growth in experimental instrumented interbody spinal fusion (IISF).
Methods. 16 adult sheep underwent IISF at L3–L4 level using a cylindrical threaded expanding titanium cage with morselized iliac crest cancellous autograft. In 8 animals (Group I) this was augmented with PRP, in the remaining 8 (Group II), it was not. Ra-diographs of the spine were taken preoperatively and at 1, 3, and 6 months, moreover autoptic vertebral samples were obtained and evaluated histologically and by CT scan at 8 months.
Results. Histological analysis revealed more evident new bone formation with bony bridge into the cages in Group I than Group II. There were relevant differences be-tween the groups with regard to interbody fusion calculated using trabecular bone score (p<0.05).

 
DISCRIMINATING DIABETIC PTs OF SOME RURAL & URBAN AREAS OF BANGLADESH:DISCRIMINANT ANALYSIS APPROACH
Written by Jannatul Fardus and Keshab C Bhuyan   
giovedý, 13 ottobre 2016

 The present analysis was conducted in the American International University of Bang-ladesh using the data collected from 900 respondents. Among the respondents 70.6 percent are diabetic patients. Finding reveals that the largest percentage of patients is of the age group ≥ 50+ years. About 34 percent patients are suffering from Type II diabetes and among them 63.3 percent are in the age group ≥50+ years. Higher prevalence rates of diabetes are observed among farmers and retired persons. The diabetic patients are discriminated from non-diabetic respondents due to the variables age, residence and work type. Most important variables for discriminating diabetic pa-tients are age, education and work-type.

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FAMILIAL OCCURRENCE OF WARTHIN TUMOUR: OUR EXPERIENCE AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Written by Gargano R. et Al.   
giovedý, 13 ottobre 2016

 The tumour of Warthin (WT) is the second parotid tumour for frequency after the pleomorphic adenoma, it represents about 2% to 15% of all parotid tumors. The pathogenesis of familial Warthin Tumour is unknown, even if cytogenetic abnormali-ties have been identified in Warthin Tumour. Among the inducing factors there is the smoke which has an important role. Familial occurrence of Warthin Tumour is rare, only five reports in the literature. Two of them were reported in brothers, two in a mother and son and one in monozygotic twins. We quote a case of familiar Warthin Tumour arisen in two brothers and we present a review of the Literature.

 
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