José A. Noguera

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In clinical practice several biochemical markers are used for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. Because of its extremely high specificity for myocardial damage, cardiac troponin I (cTn I) is frequently used. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of postmortem cTn I determinations in pericardial fluid and serum and to compare(More)
In forensic medicine, there is a need for more sensitive biochemical markers for the post-mortem diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. A study of the distribution of biochemical markers in different fluids is of great significance in post-mortem diagnosis, because their distribution depends on the location of tissue damage and release kinetics. The aim(More)
Cardiac disease is the most common cause of sudden death in Western nations. In forensic practice there is a need for more sensitive diagnostic methods for the postmortem diagnosis of myocardial damage. The aim of this study was to analyse the diagnostic efficacy of biochemical markers in cadaver fluids in conjunction with histological studies and the(More)
Models of social influence have explored the dynamics of social contagion, imitation, and diffusion of different types of traits, opinions, and conducts. However, few behavioral data indicating social influence dynamics have been obtained from direct observation in "natural" social contexts. The present research provides that kind of evidence in the case of(More)
This paper is just a concept presentation to be discussed at the ECMS12, based on preliminary work of a research project funded by the Spanish Institute for Fiscal Studies (Ministry of Economy). This project aims to build an agent-based model (ABM) for the simulation of tax compliance and tax evasion behaviour, and to calibrate it empirically in order to(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite the great impact the migration has had in economic, social and health-related fields, and the repercussions of alcohol consumption on them, few data exist concerning the extent of alcohol consumption in migrant workers. The aims of this study were to identify workers with a hazardous drinking problem by means of a self-reported(More)
In airways, a proliferative effect is played directly by cholinergic agonists through nicotinic and muscarinic receptors activation. How tumors respond to aberrantly activated cholinergic signalling is a key question in smoking-related cancer. This research was addressed to explore a possible link of cholinergic signalling changes with cancer biology.(More)
Received (received date) Revised (revised date) We present a new agent-based model for the simulation of tax compliance and tax evasion behaviour (SIMULFIS). The main novelties of the model are the introduction of a 'behavioural filter approach' to model tax decisions, the combination of a set of different mechanisms to produce tax compliance (namely(More)