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BACKGROUND Although antihistamines are known for their sedative adverse effects, fexofenadine was previously shown to have stimulating effects. These stimulant effects were rather mild in magnitude and were only demonstrated in tasks with a high workload. AIM The present study was set up to compare the magnitude of the stimulant effect of fexofenadine(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the T helper 1 (T(H)1)/T helper 2 (T(H)2) lymphocyte cytokine profiles in women and men and to study the in vitro effects of sex hormones on lymphocyte secretion of cytokines. METHODS Analysis of serum concentration and lymphocyte synthesis of T(H)1 (gamma interferon (INF-gamma) and interleukin 2 (IL-2)) and T(H)2 (interleukin 4(More)
The aim of this work was the evaluation, in cirrhotic patients with noninfected ascites and with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), of serum and ascitic fluid levels of proinflammatory cytokines [interleukin (IL) 1-β, tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), and IL6] and antiinflammatory compounds [IL10, soluble IL-1 receptor antagonist (sIL-1Ra), soluble(More)
BACKGROUND Non-heart-beating donors have become a source for organ donation, especially kidneys. The emergency room and the critical care unit are the two sources for this kind of donor. Three years ago, our hospital began a policy of obtaining organs and tissues successfully from subjects who died in the streets. METHODS We consider as potential organ(More)
The aim of this work was the evaluation of serum and ascitic fluid levels of chemokines (IL-8, growth-regulated oncogene (Gro-alpha), and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1)), and of soluble adhesion molecules (P-selectin, E-selectin, L-selectin, intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1)) in patients with(More)
 A 1-year prospective analysis of patient adherence to antiretroviral therapy (zidovudine plus zalcitabine [55 patients] or zidovudine plus zalcitabine plus saquinavir [32 patients]) was performed in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients attended at a tertiary care hospital. Adherence to therapy was measured jointly by pharmacy records,(More)
OBJECTIVE Analysis of the spectrum of diseases attributed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients with coinfection with the immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS Retrospective study of 35 cases of coinfection with P. aeruginosa-HIV, attended from 1985 until 1995. Analysis of putative factors implicated in mortality secondary to P. aeruginosa infection. (More)
The differential diagnosis of salivary gland enlargement in HIV-infected patients includes a process, similar to Sjogren's syndrome, of benign lymphocytic infiltration, diffuse lymphoid hyperplasia, cysts and masses (e.g. lymphoma or Kaposi's sarcoma), and bacterial and viral sialadenitis [1]. Reports of chronic granulomatous inflammation due to(More)
Spanish and other Romance languages inherited from Latin the seeds of a new construction that is common to the syntax of some verbs belonging to the field of emotions, feelings, pain or modality. The semantic values of this construction are strange to prototypical transitivity and are coupled with a marked argument structure, compared with the more common(More)