Luis Alberto Vargas Álvarez

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate psychological stress in parents of children with esophageal atresia and to explore factors associated with the development of Posttraumatic Stress disorder (PTSD). DESIGN Self-report questionnaires were administered to parents of children with EA. Domains included: (1) sociodemographic data, current(More)
3 SUMMARY During the last years obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been reported with increased prevalence in pediatric population; this is due to the development of more specific assessment methods. This evolution in the evaluation tools has given rise to the possibility of characterizing OCD presentation in children and adolescents. In childhood, OCD(More)
We recently showed that diencephalic TRH may mediate central leptin-induced pressor effect. Here, to study the role of TRH in obesity-induced hypertension (OIH), we used a model of OIH produced by a high-fat diet (HFD, 45 days) in male Wistar rats. After 4 weeks, body weight and systolic arterial blood pressure (SABP) increased in HFD animals. Plasma leptin(More)
1. To assess the role of insulin in the development of the obesity induced by antipsychotic drugs, a glucose tolerance test was conducted in female rats after 0 or 30 days of sulpiride administration. 2. At day 10, the area under the glucose curve did not differ between sulpiride and vehicle-treated rats, however, the area under the insulin curve was(More)
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