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Species of the order Mysida (Crustacea, Peracarida) are shrimp-like animals that occur in vast numbers in coastal regions of the world. The order Mysida comprises 1,053 species and 165 genera. The present study covers 25 species of the well-defined Mysidae, the most speciose family within the order Mysida. 18S rRNA sequence analysis confirms that the(More)
Psychiatric diagnosis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is controversial: variations have been reported in frequency, diagnostic assays, associations with disease activity, autoantibodies, and contributing social factors. Eighty-three consecutive non-selected Chilean patients with SLE were evaluated for: (i) 26 common mental disorders(More)
We conducted a telephone survey of all patients referred to a realtime telemedicine consultation at the Centre for Telehealth in Bogotá. Over a six-month period, 281 teleconsultations were conducted, and we were able to retrieve telephone numbers for 156 patients. Of these, 121 patients (78%) agreed to answer the questionnaire. Eighty percent of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Autoantibodies against N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) and ribosomal-P (anti-P) antigens are potential pathogenic factors in the frequently observed diffuse brain dysfunctions in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Although studies have been conducted in this area, the role of anti-NMDAR antibodies in SLE cognitive(More)
BACKGROUND delirium is frequently under diagnosed in older hospitalised patients. Predictive models have not been widely incorporated in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE to develop and validate a predictive score for incident delirium. DESIGN AND SETTING two consecutive observational prospective cohorts (development and validation) in a university(More)
BACKGROUND Delirium is an important problem especially in older medical inpatients. OBJECTIVE The authors asked whether delirium and its duration are associated with higher mortality in a 3-month follow-up period. METHOD In this prospective cohort study, inpatients age 65 and older were assessed every 48 hours with the Confusion Assessment Method. (More)
Infectious disease is the single most devastating problem in mollusc and shrimp aquaculture. Pathogens causing the greatest problems have been identified as viruses, prokaryotes, and protozoans. Two approaches employing methods of biotechnology have been proposed to prevent, manage, and control mollusc and shrimp diseases. The first is development of a(More)
BACKGROUND Delirium is an important problem in older medical inpatients. AIM To assess if delirium is associated with higher mortality, functional decline or higher rates of readmission or institutionalization in a one year follow-up period. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective cohort study of consecutive patients 65 years and older, admitted to a general(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess the contribution of depression to cognitive impairment in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Clinical features, education, age, and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) were evaluated in 82 patients with SLE and 22 healthy controls, all Chilean women. The Cambridge Neuropsychological Test(More)