Julia Pareja

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OBJECTIVE To examine the hypothesis that testing for new antiphospholipid antibody specificities may help to identify the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with thrombosis who are repeatedly negative for anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) and/or lupus anticoagulant (LA). METHODS Three groups of patients with(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of exhaustive exercise on cognitive performance of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and sedentary healthy controls (CON). Subjects were 19 women with CFS and 20 CON. A test battery consisting of 4 cognitive tests (CTB) was given pre-, immediately post-, and 24 hours post-treadmill exercise to(More)
BACKGROUND Sympathetic renal denervation (SRD) has been proposed as a therapeutic alternative for patients with resistant hypertension not controlled on pharmacological therapy. Two studies have suggested an effect of SRD in reducing short-term blood pressure variability (BPV). However, this has not been addressed in a randomized comparative trial. We aimed(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical features of nummular headache (NH) and get an approach to its epidemiology. BACKGROUND NH has been recently described as a primary disorder characterized by head pain exclusively felt in a small rounded area typically 2-6 cm in diameter. METHODS Through a 1-year period we have studied all patients referred to our(More)
Nummular headache is characterized by mild to moderate, pressure-like head pain exclusively in a small, rounded or oval area without underlying structural lesions. Either during symptomatic periods or interictally, the affected area shows a variable combination of hypoesthesia, dysesthesia, paresthesia, tenderness or discomfort. The particular topography(More)
The clinical significance of temporal minor slow and sharp activity (TMSSA) is discussed on the basis of earlier literature and personal observations (209 patients, 227 EEG records). This pattern consists of mixed 2-7/sec and 8-14/sec activity with intermingled minor sharp transients (occasionally even frank spikes) over the anterior temporal-midtemporal(More)
Nummular headache (coin-shaped cephalgia) has an unusual distinct feature: it is characterized by mild-to-moderate pressure-like pain exclusively felt in a rounded or elliptical area typically 2-6 cm in diameter. Although any region of the head may be affected, the parietal area is the common localization of nummular headache. The pain remains confined to(More)
A 30 year old woman, suffering from migraine for 14 years, started having chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (CPH) attacks at the age of 29. Both types of headache coexisted for a year without any apparent influence of one type on the other. Treatment with indomethacin had a dramatic effect on the CPH attacks but did not modify the course of the migraine. The(More)
BACKGROUND Retrospective studies based on clinical data and without spirometric confirmation suggest a poorer prognosis of patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The impact of undiagnosed COPD in these patients is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Central blood pressure (BP) is increasingly considered as a better estimator of hypertension associated risks. We aimed to evaluate the association of 24-h central BP, in comparison with 24-h peripheral BP, with the presence of target organ damage (TOD). METHODS Cross-sectional study of 208 hypertensive patients, aged 57 ± 12 years, 34%(More)