Jaime Font

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) predominantly affects young women in their 20s. In 40 out of 250 (16%) patients with SLE seen in our hospital disease onset occurred after the age of 50. The interval between the time of onset and diagnosis was five years in this older group compared with three years in the younger group. Arthritis, as a first symptom, was(More)
Sicca features are the central clinical manifestations of Sjögren's syndrome (SS), but recent studies have confirmed that primary SS has a systemic expression, including extraglandular manifestations. Patients with a predominantly extraepithelial expression should be managed differently from patients with predominantly periepithelial or sicca limited(More)
A prospective echocardiographic study was carried out on 132 consecutive patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) derived from three European university medical centres. The prevalence of valvular lesions in patients with SLE was 22.7% compared with 2.9% in a control group of 68 healthy volunteers. 50 SLE patients had antibodies against(More)
The "Euro-Lupus Cohort" is composed by 1000 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that have been followed prospectively since 1991. These patients have been gathered by a European consortium--the "Euro-Lupus Project Group". This consortium was originated as part of the network promoted by the "European Working Party on SLE", a working group(More)
A pure sensory neuropathy due to neuronal damage in the gasserian and spinal ganglia has been described in patients with Sjögren's syndrome. Conventional electromyographic (EMG) studies can demonstrate the selective involvement of the sensory pathways but they do not provide definite evidence for the site of the lesion. Noting that the trigeminal sensory(More)
Sjo¨gren's syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease that mainly affects the exocrine glands and usually presents as persistent dryness of the mouth and eyes due to functional impairment of the salivary and lacrimal glands [1, 2]. The common histolopathological feature of all organs affected is a potentially progressive lymphocytic infiltration.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the characteristics of patients with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) included in the International Registry of patients with this condition (CAPS registry) and to analyse the value of the recently proposed preliminary criteria for the classification of catastrophic APS. METHODS A review of the first 220 patients included(More)
Software Product Lines (SPLs) can be established from a set of similar models. Establishing the Product Line by mechanically finding model differences may not be the best approach. The identified model fragments may not be seen as recognizable units by the application engineers. We propose to identify model patterns by human-in-the-loop and conceptualize(More)