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The aim of this study was to (1) examine the presence of stress on professors when they teach in front of 200 students and analyse objectively such stress using biomarkers such as salivary cortisol, chromogranin A (CgA) and alpha-amylase (AA) (2) investigate whether sex affects the reactivity of salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) and cortisol concentrations and(More)
Amylase activity in blood and urine, lipase activity in blood, and amylase/creatinine clearance ratio have been prospectively compared in order to test these parameters against estimation of pancreatic isoamylase. Pancreatic isoamylase had been evaluated by inhibition methodology and not by electrophoresis. One hundred patients admitted for strictly(More)
An increasing number of sickle cell disease patients are deciding to bear children. The high risk of fetal and maternal complications in pregnant sickle cell disease patients mandates multidisciplinary management. Risks include spontaneous abortion, vasculorenal syndrome, fetal growth retardation, and fetal death in utero. The rates of cesarean section,(More)
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