Joaquín Basile

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BACKGROUND The analytical validation of sensitive, accurate and standardized Real-Time PCR methods for Trypanosoma cruzi quantification is crucial to provide a reliable laboratory tool for diagnosis of recent infections as well as for monitoring treatment efficacy. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We have standardized and validated a multiplex Real-Time(More)
Acquired renal cystic disease is a recently recognized disease entity that primarily afflicts patients on chronic hemodialysis. The incidence of acquired renal cystic disease in patients with end stage renal disease ranges from 30 to 95 per cent. The major complications of acquired renal cystic disease appear to be neoplasia and hemorrhage. Neoplasia has(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine what treatment decisions physicians will make when faced with an incompetent elderly patient with life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding and to identify the factors that affect their decisions. DESIGN Survey. SETTING Family practice, medical and geriatrics rounds in academic medical centres and community hospitals in seven(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine what treatment decisions physicians will make when faced with a hypothetical incompetent elderly patient with life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding and to examine the relative importance of physician characteristics and factors (legal and ethical concerns, hospital costs, level of dementia, patient's age, physician's religion,(More)
The southeastern United States has the highest occurrence of heart disease and stroke and among the highest rates of congestive heart failure and renal failure in the country. The Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC) is cooperating with other organizations in implementing initiatives to reduce morbidity and mortality from(More)
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