Alexandrina Foix

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BACKGROUND The dimensionality of premorbid adjustment (PA) has been a debated issue, with attempts to determine whether PA is a unitary construct or composed of several independent domains characterized by a differential deterioration pattern and specific outcome correlates. AIMS This study examines the factorial structure of PA, as well as, the course(More)
BACKGROUND Impairment of higher cognitive functions in patients with schizophrenia might stem from perturbation of more basic functions, such as processing speed. Various clinical symptoms might affect cognitive efficiency as well. Notably, previous research has revealed the role of affective symptoms on memory performance in this population, and suggested(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary objective was to identify specific groups of patients with a first-episode psychosis based on family history, obstetric complications, neurological soft signs, and premorbid functioning. The secondary objective was to relate these groups with cognitive variables. METHOD A total of 62 first-episode psychoses were recruited from adult(More)
Background and Objectives: To describe gender differences in a group of patients with first-episode psychotic in different aspects: socio-demographic features, characteristics of the phases prior to disease onset (premorbid and prodromic periods), clinical manifestation of psychotic symptoms and possible corresponding cognitive alterations after disease(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare clinical presentation and short-term prognosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in HIV-infected and uninfected adults. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected cohort. METHODS HIV-infected patients with myocardial infarction or unstable angina were identified by clinical history and specific characteristics of HIV(More)