Judith Pallarès

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BACKGROUND The objective was to determine the rate of colonic infection by cytomegalovirus (CMV) in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) who have required colonic resection because of lack of response to medical treatment or complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty nine patients (26 males, 13 females) colectomized because of refractory or complicated(More)
Therapeutic options for patients with metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) are limited due to lack of effective treatments. Thus, there is a need to thoroughly characterize the pathways of molecular pathogenesis and to identify potential targets for therapy in MTC. Since epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) seems to play a crucial role for RET(More)
We include in this article the results of a postal inquiry into chronic pain in SCI patients in Valencia (Spain), and our experience with their management. A mailed questionnaire including lesion and chronic pain data was sent to all of the 380 SCI patients who live in the region of Valencia. We received 202 answers, with 145 questionnaires being accurately(More)
We compared the effectiveness of different methods of rapid diagnosis in the detection of asymptomatic bacteriuria in 74 females during the first trimester of pregnancy. The sensitivity, specificity and negative predictive value for the visual reading of nitrites, leukocyte sterase, bacteriuria and leukocyturia in the sediment and bacteria in Gram stain(More)
We report a case of an intramandibular intraneural perineurioma developed in the left dentary nerve. This tumour is rare and shows a typical histological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural appearance: concentric whorls of perineurial cells EMA+ and PS100- around nerve fibers. This tumour must be distinguished from extraneural or soft tissue(More)
Standard antineoplastic treatment for metastatic melanoma is ineffective in the large majority of patients. Therefore, alternative approaches need to be investigated. STI571 is a new antineoplastic compound, which selectively inhibits the tyrosine kinase activity of ABL, c-Kit and platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR). Melanoma may express all of(More)