Juan F Martínez-Lage Sánchez

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OBJECTIVES A study of N-acetyl-aspartate (NAA) can provide data of interest about cortical alterations in psychotic illnesses. Although a decreased NAA level in the cerebral cortex is a replicated finding in chronic schizophrenia, the data are less consistent for bipolar disease. On the other hand, it is likely that NAA values in schizophrenia may differ in(More)
Schizophrenia is a heterogeneous clinical condition that may reflect a variety of biological processes. In particular, treatment-resistant (TR) schizophrenia may have a distinct neurobiological substrate. Within the context of clinical data, a simultaneous study with different imaging techniques could help to elucidate differences in cerebral substrates(More)
OBJECTIVE Disturbances in the basal ganglia portions of cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical circuits likely contribute to the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The authors examined the morphologic features of the basal ganglia nuclei (caudate, putamen, and globus pallidus) in children with ADHD. METHOD A total of 104 individuals(More)
The efficacy of albendazole (15 mg/kg/d for 1 week) was compared with praziquantel (100 mg/kg in three divided doses at 2-hour intervals) for therapy of parenchymal brain cysticercosis. Ten patients were treated with albendazole and 10 patients with praziquantel. Although the total number of cysts was significantly reduced from 64 to 7 in patients treated(More)
OBJECTIVE Neuroanatomical and functional imaging studies have identified the cerebellum as an integral component of motor and language control. Few studies, however, have investigated the role of the cerebellum in Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition defined by the presence of semi-involuntary movements and sounds. METHODS Magnetic resonance imaging was(More)
PURPOSE While there is solid experimental evidence of brain oxidative stress in animal models of epilepsy, it has not been thoroughly verified in epileptic human brain. Our purpose was to determine and to compare oxidative stress markers in the neocortex of epileptic and non-epileptic humans, with the final objective of confirming oxidative stress phenomena(More)
Both physical and intellectual activity may reduce the incidence of neurodegenerative disorders. There is evidence that environmental enrichment (EE) can induce profound behavioral, neurochemical and neuroanatomical changes, thus producing lasting improvements in memory and learning tasks. In this study we evaluated the anti-oxidative effects produced by EE(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical significance of submicroscopic levels of leukaemic cells in bone-marrow aspirates from children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) remains controversial. We prospectively determined the frequency and prognostic importance of minimal residual disease detected by a rapid immunological assay in bone-marrow aspirates of children(More)
PURPOSE Patients with colorectal cancer who respond to the anti-EGFR antibody cetuximab often develop resistance within several months of initiating therapy. To design new lines of treatment, the molecular landscape of resistant tumors must be ascertained. We investigated the role of mutations in the EGFR signaling axis on the acquisition of resistance to(More)
Massive hemorrhage is a very uncommon event among hemangioblastomas. Forty-four cases have been reported before this review. Thorough analysis of all reported cases on literature was accomplished. The majority presented as parenchymatous or subarachnoid bleedings. Subarachnoid hemorrhage was only associated with spinal hemangioblastomas, while(More)