Enid Morales

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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