Andrés Machado

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OBJECTIVE To study the Zolpidem arousing effect in persistent vegetative state (PVS) patients combining clinical evaluation, autonomic assessment by heart rate variability (HRV), and EEG records. METHODS We studied a group of 8 PVS patients and other 8 healthy control subjects, matched by age and gender. The patients and controls received drug or placebo(More)
The detection of IgE is technically difficult because of its reduced concentrations in serum, and even lower concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In the present investigation we studied 86 CSF samples using an immunoenzymatic method with an anti-IgE-alkaline phosphatase conjugate and a fluorigenic substrate. The samples were from three groups: A) 29(More)
A quantitative micro-hemagglutination test for antibodies to Treponema pallidum (MHA-TP) was evaluated in 25 cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples obtained from patients with neurosyphilis (NS group) and in 7 CSF samples of patients with reactive serologic tests for syphilis (STS+). These data were compared to treponemal and nontreponemal tests. The MHA-TP was(More)
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