Jose Antonio Valverde

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OBJECTIVE To test the fit of a seven-syndrome model to ratings of preschoolers' problems by parents in very diverse societies. METHOD Parents of 19,106 children 18 to 71 months of age from 23 societies in Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America completed the Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 1.5-5 (CBCL/1.5-5). Confirmatory factor(More)
Central nervous system involvement in rheumatoid arthritis is infrequent. Inflammatory lesions described in the literature are limited to rheumatoid nodules and vasculitis. We report on a 71-year-old woman who presented with a 1-month history of headache and dysarthria, and who had suffered seropositive rheumatoid arthritis without extra-articular(More)
We used population sample data from 25 societies to answer the following questions: (a) How consistently across societies do adolescents report more problems than their parents report about them? (b) Do levels of parent-adolescent agreement vary among societies for different kinds of problems? (c) How well do parents and adolescents in different societies(More)
OBJECTIVE To build on Achenbach, Rescorla, and Ivanova (2012) by (a) reporting new international findings for parent, teacher, and self-ratings on the Child Behavior Checklist, Youth Self-Report, and Teacher's Report Form; (b) testing the fit of syndrome models to new data from 17 societies, including previously underrepresented regions; (c) testing effects(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical features, approaches to management, and outcome of spontaneous pyogenic facet joint infection (PFJI) in adults. PATIENTS AND METHODS Case series of 10 adults with microbiologically proven PFJI diagnosed during a 10-year period in a teaching hospital, plus a review of 32 additional cases previously reported (PubMed 1972 to(More)
Acetabular fractures with quadrilateral plate involvement form a heterogeneous group of fractures, which are not specifically defined by any current classification system. Their incidence is increasing due to the rising number of elderly osteoporotic fractures. They have always been notoriously difficult fractures to treat. We present a systematic review of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of prior corticosteroid treatment on temporal artery biopsy (TAB) yield to establish the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS Retrospective study of a consecutive cohort of 78 patients clinically diagnosed and managed as GCA, who received corticosteroids before TAB. RESULTS Among the 78 patients, TAB was(More)
Hypophosphatemic osteomalacia is a rare but important complication of multiple myeloma. In these cases, the pathophysiology of the phosphate renal wasting notably differs from oncogenic osteomalacia and is due to light-chain nephropathy, resulting in proximal tubular dysfunction which is not restricted to phosphate handling. These patients seems to have a(More)