Juan de Dios Luna del Castillo

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Depression is a common symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD) and it is present in up to 40% of the patients. The cause of depression in PD is thought to be related to disturbance of monoamine neurotransmission. The endogenous cannabinoid system mediates different brain processes that play a role in the control of behaviour and emotions. Cannabinoid function(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a retrospective analysis on the identification and antibiogram of all bacteria isolated from urine samples with microbiological confirmation of urinary tract infection (UTI) in a Spanish reference hospital over a 7-year period. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of the identification and antibiogram data. RESULTS A(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate personal and family variables involved in the appearance of psychosocial problems (PSP) and the role of stressful life events (SLE) and Social Network and Support in its genesis; and to construct a profile of a PSP patient. DESIGN Transversal, descriptive study. SETTING Almanjayar Health Centre, Granada, Spain. PARTICIPANTS(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To define the influence of the dose and time on the response to treatment in postoperatively irradiated head and neck cancer patients and to establish a good prediction of failure. METHODS AND MATERIALS From January 1985 to December 1995, 214 patients with histologically proven head and neck squamous cell carcinomas were irradiated(More)
OBJECTIVE To know and compare the beliefs, attitudes and motivations of donors and non-donors in relation with blood donation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Transversal study by questionnaires administered to 197 blood donors and 303 non-donors. The questionnaires gathered: sociodemographic data, beliefs and attitudes (using a Likert scale), and motivations and(More)
INTRODUCTION Embryo selection can be carried out via morphological criteria or by using genetic studies based on Preimplantation Genetic Screening. In the present study, we evaluate the clinical validity of Preimplantation Genetic Screening with fluorescence in situ hybridization (PGS-FISH) compared with morphological embryo criteria. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
Diabetic patients commonly have increased urinary excretion of zinc, although blood concentrations may be normal, lowered, or raised. We analyzed zinc levels in plasma and urine after an intravenous overload of zinc sulphate (8 mg) in 22 patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and 22 healthy individuals. No significant differences were(More)
BACKGROUND Studying the work-family relationships is important because it affects the personal and professional life. Women increases in medicine without redistribute domestic tasks and responsibilities. The purpose of this study was to create and validate a scale of work-family relations in women and men family physician (FP) in Andalusia. METHODS Cross(More)
Endothelin has been identified as a potent vasoconstrictor. The aim of this study was to evaluate urinary endothelins and their relation to other markers of renal damage, such as microalbuminuria, creatinine, and N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase (NAG), in a group of recently diagnosed (less than 1 year) hypertensive subjects and a control group. We selected 50(More)
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