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A validity study of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) against the Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) was carried out on a sample of women attending a health care center in Santiago. One hundred and eight middle-class mothers filled in the EPDS and were later interviewed by the main author using the Psychiatric Assessment Schedule (PAS). The(More)
This study was aimed at determining risk factors associated to depression in pregnancy and/or the puerperium. By means of both observer-rated, and self-rated scales a 108-expectant mother sample was assessed by the co-investigators, interviewed by the principal investigator later on. The Psychiatric Assessment Schedule was used to obtain an RDC diagnosis.(More)
7592 Background: Several studies have shown that the addition of rituximab (R) to CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisona), or shortening the interval between cycles of chemotherapy to two weeks, improves survival of patients with DLBCL. These studies prompted our group (GOTEL) to evaluate in a prospective study, the feasibility and(More)
The International Classification of Diseases, 10th. revision (ICD-10) in the category F45 defines the somatoform disorder as a mental disease characterized by the reiterative presentation of somatic symptoms in absence of an organic disease, or the somatic pathology being insufficient to explain the intensity of the symptoms as well as the discomfort and(More)
In patients with congestive heart failure, abnormal heart rate variability is a predictor of total mortality and sudden cardiac death. Drugs that improve heart rate variability may have a potential role for improving the survival among these patients. The effects of clonidine were studied in 24 patients with congestive heart failure, sinus rhythm, a left(More)
Sixty patients with goiter, aged 3 to 16 years, 58 girls, were studied for evidence of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT). Thirty eight patients, 63%, presented two or more diagnostic elements of TLC, according to Fisher's criteria, with a high frequency of thyroid function involvement (47.4% had hypothyroidism and 18.4% had hyperthyroidism). The rest of(More)
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