Frederic Gómez

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BACKGROUND Conflicting results have been recently reported evaluating the relationship between pneumococcal vaccination and the risk of thrombotic vascular events. This study assessed the clinical effectiveness of the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine (PPV23) against acute myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke in older adults. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the performance of Candida albicans germ tube antibody (CAGTA), (1 → 3)-ß-D-glucan (BDG), mannan antigen (mannan-Ag), anti-mannan antibodies (mannan-Ab), and Candida DNA for diagnosing invasive candidiasis (IC) in ICU patients with severe abdominal conditions (SAC). METHODS A prospective study of 233 non-neutropenic patients with SAC(More)
Lubinsky [Am J Med Genet 3:23-28, 1987] has suggested that the properties of the midline involve early determinative informational processes and are related to the midline's position and definition of the body's plane of symmetry. Opitz [Am J Med Genet 21:175-176, 1985, BD: OAS XXIX(1):3-37 1993] has pointed out that the laterality sequences represent a(More)
The differences observed between plasma free and saliva testosterone levels do not result from methodological artefacts. We postulate that androgens metabolism in salivary glands modulates saliva testosterone levels both in men and women. In women, the "excess" of saliva testosterone (compared to the calculated free testosterone concentration), could be due(More)
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