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BACKGROUND Quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) is a useful tool for assessing gene expression in different tissues, but the choice of adequate controls is critical to normalise the results, thereby avoiding differences and maximizing sensitivity and accuracy. So far, many genes have been used as a single reference gene, without having(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the diagnosis of brain death (BD) is usually based on clinical criteria, in sedated patients, ancillary techniques are needed. This study was designed to assess the accuracy of cerebral multislice computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and CT perfusion (CTP) in diagnosing BD. METHODS Prospective observational study in 27 BD patients.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the progression of cognitive dysfunction in primary Sjögren Syndrome (SS). METHODS Twelve subjects with SS were compared with ten subjects with migraine and ten healthy controls on neuropsychological, mood and fatigue tests at baseline and 8 years later. RESULTS At follow-up, SS subjects performed below(More)
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