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OBJECTIVE To investigate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity in well-defined multiple sclerosis (MS) patient subgroups. METHODS A total of 173 patients with clinically definite MS were studied: 40 with primary progressive, 41 with secondary progressive, 58 with relapsing-remitting in remission, and 34 with relapsing-remitting during acute(More)
BACKGROUND A recently developed 10-valent pneumococcal non-typeable H influenzae protein D-conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) is expected to afford protection against more than two thirds of isolates causing IPD in children in Latin America, and also against acute otitis media caused by both Spn and NTHi. The objective of this study is to assess the(More)
Head wounds caused by firearms in newborns are an under-studied phenomenon in Latin America due to either the low frequency of such events or inadequate documentation. Nonetheless, a progressive increase is noted, with different frequencies reported for different geographic areas. We present the case of a 28-day-old newborn who suffered traumatic brain(More)
INTRODUCTION It has been recently suggested that total cholesterol and low density lipoproteins (LDL) levels can behave as biological markers of activity in demyelinating diseases. Thus, our aim has been to describe the modifications of the plasma levels of total cholesterol and triglyceride due to treatment with interferon-beta in multiple sclerosis (MS)(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE In order to determine the effects of hyperbaric oxygenation, 14 Cuban children (8 boys and 6 girls) with affected lesions on the Central Nervous System (CNS), were prospectively studied between September 1994 and September 1995; the patients came from the external consultation of Neuropediatric of the Academic Pediatrics Hospital,(More)
The association of active tuberculosis with changes in the peripheral nervous system is not well defined, although it is included amongst the neuro-muscular disorders of the peripheral nerve diseases due to infective agents. We describe the case of two patients with sensory-motor polyneuropathy and coexistant active pulmonary tuberculosis which was(More)
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