Joan Figuerola

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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to examine the associations of brain tumours with radio frequency (RF) fields from mobile phones. METHODS Patients with brain tumour from the Australian, Canadian, French, Israeli and New Zealand components of the Interphone Study, whose tumours were localised by neuroradiologists, were analysed. Controls were(More)
We study the clinical, management and outcome differences between respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) positive and negative bronchiolitis. A retrospective review of the medical records of children ≤ 2 years of age with acute bronchiolitis between January 1995 and December 2006 was done. There were 2,384 patients hospitalized for acute bronchiolitis, and 1,495(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to develop an estimate of a radio frequency (RF) dose as the amount of mobile phone RF energy absorbed at the location of a brain tumour, for use in the Interphone Epidemiological Study. METHODS We systematically evaluated and quantified all the main parameters thought to influence the amount of specific RF(More)
Chronic respiratory infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major cause of mortality in cystic fibrosis (CF). We investigated the interplay between three key microbiological aspects of these infections: the occurrence of transmissible and persistent strains, the emergence of variants with enhanced mutation rates (mutators) and the evolution of antibiotic(More)
Open Access Research γδ T lymphocytes from cystic fibrosis patients and healthy donors are high TNF-α and IFN-γ-producers in response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa cystic fibrosiscytokinesPseudomonas aeruginosaγδ T lymphocytes. Abstract Background: γδ T cells have an important immunoregulatory and effector function through cytokine release. They are involved in(More)
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