Esther Miralles

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BACKGROUND Bone scintigraphy used as a diagnostic technique frequently yields non-specific intense uptake by vertebrae. Bone biopsy may therefore be required to establish a diagnosis in cases of Paget's disease of bone. The aim of the study was to ascertain the sensitivity and specificity of two new images-heart sign and clover sign-in Paget's disease of(More)
BACKGROUND Carotenoids are important antioxidant compounds in the human diet. Owing to their constrained polyene structure, carotenoids can exist in cis and trans isomeric forms that can be difficult to differentiate in natural samples. In ketchups and gazpachos, all-trans isomeric forms are predominant. However, during thermal processing, cis isomers are(More)
Esophageal material for cytologic smears was obtained by the gel-foam technique from an 84-year-old man with dysphagia and symptoms of obstruction in whom initial attempts at endoscopic biopsy were nondiagnostic. The smears contained cells with koilocytotic atypia, similar to those described in smears from uterine cervix lesions produced by human papilloma(More)
A simple and accurate reversed phase high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) method for simultaneously determining and quantifying the antioxidants carotenes, xanthophylls, and retinol in human plasma is presented in this paper. Compounds were extracted with hexane, a C30 column, and a mobile phase of methanol,(More)
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