José A Hernández

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For many years it has been assumed that moderate alcohol intake might provide health benefits to humans, while alcohol abuse generally produces some systemic complications, even when physical and mental dependence on alcohol has not developed. Many studies have focused on distinct molecules that might serve as useful early or late biomarkers in individuals(More)
Low-grade osteomyelitis often is difficult to diagnose with certainty [1–3]. Furthermore it has a propensity to mimic malignant bone tumors, especially Ewing’s sarcoma. Often there is very little associated soft tissue swelling and the history and clinical presentation are those of an indolent problem. In other cases the problem is multifocal, but not(More)
One of the most difficult ethical issues in neonatal intensive care concerns the treatment of extremely low birth weight infants (ELBW). Because of their extreme prematurity, aggressive medical intervention is needed to sustain life. Advances in perinatal medicine have made it possible for these extremely immature infants to survive. More importantly,(More)
The excessive intake of alcohol is a serious public health problem, especially given the severe damage provoked by chronic or prenatal exposure to alcohol that affects many physiological processes, such as memory, motor function, and cognitive abilities. This damage is related to the ethanol oxidation in the brain. The metabolism of ethanol to acetaldehyde(More)
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