Adriana Fernández Alvarez

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One proposed mechanism for the beneficial effect of occlusive dressings on healing is the maintenance of contact between the wound bed and accumulated wound fluid, which is thought to contain growth stimulatory substances. We have examined the effect of human wound fluid on the in vitro growth of human dermal fibroblasts and umbilical vein endothelial(More)
We demonstrate the presence of nitric oxide synthase containing fibers within the guinea pig trigeminal motor nucleus and describe the effects of nitric oxide (NO) on trigeminal motoneurons. Using immunohistochemical techniques, we observed nitrergic fibers displaying varicosities and giving rise to bouton-like structures in apposition to retrogradely(More)
AIMS To compare the all-cause mortality rate in elderly type 2 diabetic patients who attended self-management educational workshops compared with those who did not. METHODS Retrospective cohort study in a Health Maintenance Organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Patients older than 64 years with type 2 diabetes before December 2003 conformed the cohort(More)
There is a high prevalence of depression in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Depressive disorders are associated with increased medical morbidity and mortality in individuals with diabetes. It has been demonstrated that there is a higher prevalence of diabetic complications among individuals with diabetes and depression compared to those without(More)
Diabetes Mellitus and Depression are two increasing pathologies. Several articles indicate that Depression in Diabetes is twice as important as in the general population. Yet, Depression in diabetic patients is underdiagnosed. On the other hand, Alexithymia might be a factor associated to Depression. We therefore carried out a research in order to evaluate(More)
At the end of the 19th century, after having long neglected sanitary conditions in rural areas, Argentinean public health authorities began to recognize the need to combat malaria in the country's northern provinces. The disease was proliferating among workers in the sugarcane and cotton industries, jeopardizing national and international economic(More)
Poliomyelitis on an epidemic scale gave rise to several challenges, one of which was the rehabilitation from the after-effects on many of the people who suffered from the disease. Paralysis and the ways it transformed the concept of physical rehabilitation (where the objective was only to restore the mobility of the affected muscles) and comprehensive(More)
In this debate, Latin American historians compare the 1918-1919 flu pandemic with the one sweeping the continent in 2009, focusing especially on the experiences in Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. They analyze the strategies adopted on both occasions, above all isolation measures, port and airport surveillance, and urban interventions. Comparisons are drawn(More)
In 29 teeth, apicoectomies with retrograde instrumentation and retrofilling with low temperature thermoplasticized gutta-percha were performed. Nineteen of them were clinically an radiographically evaluated, showing the following average rate: successes 84.2% (16 cases), failures 10.5% (2 cases) and incomplete healing 5.2% (1 case). The observation period(More)