Federico Silva

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BACKGROUND Cutaneous Leishmaniasis is a worldwide disease, endemic in 88 countries, that has shown an increasing incidence over the last two decades. So far, pentavalent antimony compounds have been considered the treatment of choice, with a percentage of cure of about 85%. However, the high efficacy of these drugs is counteracted by their many(More)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive method for stimulation of brain that is based on the ability of a generated magnetic field to penetrate skull and brain meninges, inducing an electric current in the brain tissues that produces neuronal depolarization. TMS can be applied as single pulse of stimulation, pairs of stimuli separated by(More)
UNLABELLED We evaluated the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of phantom limb pain (PLP) in land mine victims. Fifty-four patients with PLP were enrolled in a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, parallel group single-center trial. The intervention consisted of real or sham rTMS of M1 contralateral to(More)
This extended abstract describes a web-based system that helps lawyers and their clients save time, effort and money. The system automatically reviews a contract, written in English, and points out which components are present and which components are not against a given gold standard. The system also gives users feedback to improve the contract and it is,(More)
SUMMARY The organ transplantation is a therapeutic alternative increasingly common in our country, thus, the complications and effects of immunosuppressive medications that affect the Central Nervous System (CNS). The Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) is characterized by neurological manifestations associated with changes in neuroimaging,(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes Mellitus constitutes one of the most important public health problems due to its high prevalence and enormous social and economic consequences. Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the chronic complications of diabetes mellitus and constitute the most important cause of non-traumatic amputation of inferior limbs. It is estimated that 15% of(More)
BACKGROUND Chagas' disease is the major cause of disability secondary to tropical diseases in young adults from Latin America, and around 20 million people are currently infected by T. cruzi. Heart failure due to Chagas cardiomyopathy is the main clinical presentation in Colombia. Heart failure due to Chagas' disease may respond to digoxin, diuretics and(More)
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