Claudia Cárcamo Rodríguez

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The study was designed to identify a subset of heart transplant (HT) recipients who could benefit from the administration of targeted antifungal prophylaxis and to evaluate the efficacy of oral itraconazole as the preventive drug. We have analyzed the risk factors for invasive aspergillosis (IA) in our entire population of HT recipients (1988-2002) and also(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the month of birth in different latitudes of South America might influence the presence or severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life. METHODS Neurologists in four South American countries working at MS units collected data on their patients' month of birth, gender, age, and disease progression. RESULTS Analysis of(More)
Biological drugs and nonbiological complex drugs with expired patents are followed by biosimilars and follow-on drugs that are supposedly similar and comparable with the reference product in terms of quality, safety and efficacy. Unlike simple molecules that can be copied and reproduced, biosimilars and follow-on complex drugs are heterogeneous and need(More)
UNLABELLED Once-daily fingolimod 0.5 mg (FTY720; Gilenya(®), Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland) is a sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor modulator that is approved for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS); currently, this includes approval in 13 Latin American countries. However, despite a well-characterized efficacy and safety profile in a(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most important rheumatic diseases. Its prevalence varies among ethnic groups. Genetic and environmental factors influence its incidence and prevalence. This chronic disease will increase its frequency in the future due to population aging. The personal impact of this disease on many relevant areas of an individual(More)
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