Cristina Ferrada

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Dendritic cell (DC)-based therapy has proved to be effective in patients with a variety of malignancies. However, an optimal immunization protocol using DCs and the best means for delivering antigens has not yet been described. In this study, 20 patients with malignant melanoma in stages III or IV were vaccinated with autologous DCs pulsed with a melanoma(More)
BACKGROUND In Chile, the prevalence of teenage pregnancy is 17%. AIM To assess relationship between adolescent pregnancy and school desertion. PATIENTS AND METHODS At the Hospital Guillermo Grant Benavente's Departament of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in Concepción, Chile, 2001 a comparative, cross sectional and correlational study was conducted. The(More)
BACKGROUND Intrauterine growth retardation, associated to hypertensive disease of pregnancy, is responsible for a higher perinatal mortality and morbidity. AIM To assess obstetrical, perinatal and neonatal features of intrauterine growth retardation associated to hypertensive disease of pregnancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred thirty seven newborns(More)
INTRODUCTION Orthotopic liver transplantation is the treatment of choice for most terminal liver diseases in children. Currently, the improved survival of these patients is well documented, but their quality of life post-transplant is not described. In Chile, Hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna (HLCM) has performed pediatric liver transplantation in children from(More)
BACKGROUND The metabolic syndrome (MS) is associated to a significant increase in the risk of diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke, resulting in a 5-fold increase of the cardiovascular death rate. AIM To determine the relationship between gestational diabetes (GD) and the development of MS at the end of puerperal period. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
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