Javier Labbé

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Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and micro-ELISA were evaluated for their ability to detect anti-Fasciola hepatica antibodies in humans by using excretory-secretory antigen. The sensitivity of each method was 100%, but the specificity was 100% for ELISA and 97% for micro-ELISA. The micro-ELISA could be used as a screening assay and ELISA could be(More)
Friedreich's Ataxia (F.A.) is a degenerative disease which commonly leads to premature death of cardiorespiratory origin. To explain the early death of these patients, previous investigations have established the existence of 1) a cardiomyopathy in nearly 100% of cases, 2) a restrictive pulmonary syndrome of scoliotic origin and 3) a mild hypoxemia(More)
INTRODUCTION Stented bovine pericardial prosthetic valves are a good option for older patients, except when there is a fragile small aortic annulus, when, if there is no contraindication to anticoagulation, a mechanical prosthesis may be indicated. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a 72 year-old man who underwent coronary bypass grafting and aortic valve(More)
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