Caridad Menéndez-Saínz

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Although lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are considered individually rare, as a group they present a non-negligible frequency. Few studies have been made of populational occurrence of LSDs; they have been conducted predominantly on Caucasian populations. We studied the occurrence of LSDs in Cuba. Data from individuals who had been referred to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the value of blood markers for brain injury as outcome predictors in acute stroke. DESIGN AND METHODS The study included 61 patients with acute stroke (44 ischemic and 17 hemorrhagic) and a high risk control group (79 individuals with no known history of neurological disease). Serum neuron specific enolase (NSE) and S100B were(More)
INTRODUCTION Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS), which belong to the family of inborn errors of metabolism, are characterised by their severe clinical manifestations (skeletal, neurological and visceral) and a chronic, progressive course leading to death at early stages of life. AIM. To accomplish an enzymatic diagnosis and characterise MPS within the Cuban(More)
INTRODUCTION Of all the innate errors of the metabolism, the mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS), a kind of lysosomal disease, are especially significant because of the serious clinical features they give rise to and the therapeutic difficulties they entail. Diagnosis of the index case is essential so that families can gain access to the preventive benefits of(More)
BACKGROUND The high sensitivities and specificities reported for blood biomarkers as a supportive test in the diagnosis of acute stroke do not correspond with their performance for decision-making in emergency situations. METHODS Seventy-two patients with suspected stroke were recruited: 44 with ischaemic stroke, 17 with haemorrhagic stroke and 11 stroke(More)
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