Enid Morales

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with predominant joint involvement and possible systemic compromise, which leads to a handicapped status and poor quality of life. An optimal approach to treat RA requires early and intensive intervention with close monitoring of treatment response. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers are(More)
As part of a multicenter collaborative study the relative frequency of enteropathogenic agents in children less than 5 years of age with acute diarrhea was determined. Rates of isolation were similar as regards sex, age, and season. The frequency of polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) in the stools was significantly higher among patients requiring admission in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate etiological factors in severe mental retardation (SMR). METHODS An etiological study is presented of 512 SMR patients in five specialized institutions in Havana. RESULTS Prenatal, perinatal and postnatal causes were apparent in 58.0, 24.8 and 11.1% of the patients, respectively; infantile psychosis was determined in only 0.4%.(More)
Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors are widely prescribed for their antiinflammatory and analgesic effects. The potential for COX-2 inhibitors to exert deleterious effects on renal function similar to those of traditional nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs is not well defined. Until recently, COX-1 was considered responsible for the synthesis of renal(More)
The polymerase chain reaction technique was applied to detect sequences of human Papillomavirus (HPV) by controls of cellular lines of cervical cancer and of tissues obtained through biopsy with a HPV-positive clinical diagnosis. A set of consensus oligonucleotides, which are complementary to a highly conserved region within the open reading frame E1 of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the rate of psychiatric disorders among patients attending an ethnically diverse, inner-city asthma clinic for an initial visit and assess the association between psychiatric disorders and asthma morbidity. METHODS A semistructured psychological interview was conducted to assess for psychiatric diagnoses.(More)
Clinical manifestations, biochemistry and treatment of three patients with the inherited alteration of the so called maple syrup urine disease are presented. Diagnosis was based upon both detection of high concentrations of leucine, isoleucine, valine and their corresponding alpha-ketoacids in plasma and urine, and existence of a peculiar odor as well as an(More)
In order to achieve a better understanding of the epidemiology of measles in Spain to foster vaccination policy in our country, we have conducted a serological survey of measles antibodies in children between birth and two years of life in the urban population of Madrid. Authors have established the rate at which maternal antibodies are lost in these(More)
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