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INTRODUCTION The Boston Naming Test (BNT) is one of the most widely used tests in neuropsychological evaluation of language disorders, specifically when testing for anomia. The aim of this study is to establish preliminary normative data for the second edition of the BNT for young spanish adults (age range between 20 and 49 years). METHODS A total of 160(More)
A 54-year-old female had fever with chills, polyarthritis and diffuse rash. Anamnesis led to the suspicion of rat-bite fever. The etiology was confirmed when and organism which was identified as Streptobacillus moniliformis was isolated from articular fluid by means of gas chromatography of tissue fatty acids. In our opinion, this is the first case of that(More)
BACKGROUND Refractory arterial hypertension (RAH) is frequently associated to a non-dipping blood pressure (BP) pattern; this profile has been shown to have a worse clinical prognosis. It is a common clinical practice that patients receive anti-hypertensive medication preferentially in the morning. Non-dipping could be related to the timing of(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with Metabolic Syndrome have high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality rate above that expected when using accepted scales for risk stratification. Ankle brachial index (ABI) is an available, straightforward and reproducible method for the detection of peripheral vascular disease and for improving risk stratification in this(More)
Timing of Antihypertensive Therapy and Circadian Blood Pressure Pattern To the Editor: We read with great interest the recent article by de la Sierra et al1 about the prevalence and factors associated with circadian blood pressure patterns in a huge population of 42 947 hypertensive patients studied with 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Their(More)
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