Irma Machado

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A report is made of a rare case of Wilms' tumour which simulated clinically a syndrome of ;right heart failure', as found in some cases of Ebstein's disease. The clinical, radiological, and electrocardiographic study led to the suspicion of this type of malformation. The cine-angiographic study revealed two important facts: the impossibility of approaching(More)
; Current embryological and anatomical knowledge makes it possible to systematize, classify, and diagnose the malpositions of the heart by following a logical sequence. (i) The visceral situs is easily established by means of data provided by physical, radiological, and electrocardiographic studies. There is a constant relation between the venous atrium,(More)
We isolated lymphocytes from the lamina propria of colon from 19 patients with inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and certain benign conditions to determine: (1) if these lymphocytes could mediate mitogen-induced (MICC) and spontaneous cell-mediated cytotoxicity (SCMC), and (2) if there were any differences in cytotoxic effectiveness which could(More)
A study was made of 29 cases of single ventricle confirmed by autopsy, hemodynamic study, or both. It must be emphasized that the term single ventricle excludes whatever malformation which shows traces of an intraventricular septum. Thus conceived, the malformation has been seen to have different clinical courses, which only permit partial diagnosis that(More)
In a multicenter study, 970 serum samples were collected from venezuelan health workers. Presence of HBV serological markers (HBsAg, antiHBs and total anticore) were screened by microELISA. Two-hundred and forty-seven samples (27%) showed at least one positive marker, being the most frequently found the antisurface antibody which was present in different(More)
In this report, we shall analyze the results obtained with palliative treatment in 30 patients with congenital heart disease who were operated upon at the University Hospital of Caracas during the period 1968 to 1972. In all cases, an ascending aorta-right pulmonary artery anastomosis was performed. Although we believe that the Blalock-Taussig and Potts(More)
Natural killer T (NKT) cells represent an heterogeneous T cell population involved in host immunity against several microorganisms. They also have important immunoregulatory functions. Studies on circulating levels of NKT cells during HCV infection have been focused on the invariant NKT (iNKT) subset which recognizes the non-classical Ag-presenting molecule(More)