Ana Rosa Vieira Melo

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In civilian accidents the factors involved in the origin of posttraumatic epilepsy are controversial. In this study of 506 consecutive head trauma patients and 101 epileptic patients developing seizures after head trauma, we have examined the importance of the duration of coma, type of seizure and drug therapy, time to first seizure, age and focal lesions(More)
Two attenuated bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) preparations derived from the same Moreau strain, Copenhagen but grown in Sauton medium containing starch and bacto-peptone (onco BCG, O-BCG), or asparagine (intradermal BCG, ID-BCG), exhibited indistinguishable DNA sequences and bacterial morphology. The number of viable bacilli recovered from spleen, liver and(More)
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3) is a polyglutamine (polyQ) disorder for which the routine molecular testing is based on PCR and automated capillary electrophoresis. When only a normal allele is detected by standard PCR, the hypothesis of a failed amplification of the expanded allele must be raised. In such cases, complementary techniques such as(More)
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