Angeles Blanco Suarez

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To determine whether steroids could be of clinical benefit in the treatment of the hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), we conducted a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of methylprednisone (5 mg/kg per day in four oral doses over 7 days), in children with HUS during the acute phase. Ninety-two patients with typical HUS (47 receiving placebo(More)
This study was designed to determine whether the measurement of interleukin (IL)-6 in urine is useful for distinguishing between acute pyelonephritis and lower urinary tract infection. This observational study was carried out at León Hospital (Spain) on 35 patients (ten boys) aged between 0 and 14 years with urinary tract infection. Urinary levels of IL-6(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate if serum C-reactive protein (s-CRP) and interleukin 6 (s-IL6) provide information for predicting renal damage and for DMSA patient selection in children with urinary tract infection (UTI). METHODS This observational study was carried out in children with UTI. s-CRP and s-IL6 were measured at UTI diagnosis. Patients forming renal(More)
A novel method to estimate the concentration of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii biomass was developed. The method employs the chord length distribution information gathered by means of a focused beam reflectance probe immersed in the culture sample and processes the data through a feedforward multilayer perceptron. The multilayer perceptron architecture was(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to inform best evidence-based practice by collating and disseminating the experiences of members of the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network with children having concurrent ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS) and peritoneal dialysis catheters (PDC). METHODS An online questionnaire was created and(More)
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