Juan Carlos Sanz

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OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to explore the diagnostic features of the behavioral assessment of the dysexecutive syndrome battery (BADS) in the Spanish population of chronic schizophrenia patients, its concurrent validity with other classic neuropsychologic tests of executive dysfunction, and its correlates with clinical variables. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether low cognitive test scores in schizophrenia patients are due to insufficient effort and, if so, to what extent. METHOD Mental effort was measured with the Word Memory Test (WMT), an effort test that has been extensively validated. Schizophrenic patients (n=64), non-psychotic psychiatric patients(More)
BACKGROUND Although breastfeeding is the ideal way of nurturing infants, it can be a source of exposure to toxicants. This study reports the concentration of Hg, Pb and Cd in breast milk from a sample of women drawn from the general population of the Madrid Region, and explores the association between metal levels and socio-demographic factors, lifestyle(More)
The aim of this paper is to compare the seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in women in the Autonomous Region of Madrid (ARM) obtained in two different years (1993 and 1999), according to age and seroprevalence of a virus transmitted by the faecal–oral route (hepatitis A virus, HAV) and another virus of respiratory transmission (varicella zoster virus,(More)
BACKGROUND In Spain, few studies have evaluated prenatal exposure to heavy metals. The objective of this study was to describe lead, mercury and cadmium concentrations in blood from a sample of newborn-mother-father trios, as well as to investigate the association between metals in cord blood and parental variables. We also explored the relationship between(More)
A 5BS/5RmS translocation chromosome spontaneously recovered from a ‘Chinese Spring’ — Secale montanum wheat-rye telocentric 5RmS addition line has been identified and cytologically studied using C-banding in somatic and meiotic cells. Analysis of the translocated chromosome showed that a terminal segment of the short arm of 5B had been replaced by a short(More)
Among 1,349 Streptococcus pneumoniae invasive isolates, 45 (3.3%) were levofloxacin resistant. Serotype distribution was as follows: 8 (n=32 isolates), 19A (n=4 isolates), 7F (n=3 isolates), 9V (n=2 isolates), 10A (n=1 isolate), 19F (n=1 isolate), 6B (n=1 isolate), and nontypeable (n=1 isolate). Levofloxacin-resistant isolates had dual mutations in the gyrA(More)
Nowadays, most exanthematic diseases for which a vaccine is available affect young adults. A large percentage of these cases prove to be rubella. The aim of this study is to assess the performance of specific IgM and RT-PCR for the diagnosis of rubella infection. Fifty-nine patients with clinically suspected measles or rubella, and with available serum,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate four ELISAs (commercialized by Panbio and Serion) for IgM and IgG detection in an outbreak of Q fever. METHODS Fifty-three serum samples corresponding to 29 persons were processed. An indirect immunofluorescence assay was used as the reference method. RESULTS The sensitivity and specificity for IgM were 100% and 74% (Panbio), and(More)
 Twelve strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with high-level resistance to mupirocin were studied. The MIC of methicillin was 16 to 128 mg/l and the MIC of mupirocin ≥512 mg/l. All of the isolates carried a plasmid of about 30 MDa, and one strain lost resistance to mupirocin when the plasmid was cured. Three different resistance patterns(More)