Mónica Ramos Escudero

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Osteocalcin was evaluated by radioimmunoassay at the time of delivery in mothers and in the umbilical arteries of newborns in a group of pregnant drug users (eight heroin users and seven cocaine users) and compared with findings from a group of normal mothers and their newborns (N = 18). Drug users had lower osteocalcin values than did the normal women (1.3(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this investigation was to establish the frequency of detection of periodontopathic bacteria and Gram-negative enteric rods in HIV-positive (HIV+) patients with periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinical parameters and microbiological samples were obtained from 31 HIV+ periodontitis (H+PG) patients, 32 HIV-negative (HIV-)(More)
BACKGROUND AND GOALS The purpose of this study was to characterize the biologic determinants that affect the behavior of invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospectively accrued data base containing 9,619 breast cancer cases was queried for specific pathological features. From this data base, 390 patients with invasive(More)
Ethanol extracts of Piper aduncum L. leaves from five sub-regions in the tropical Peruvian rainforest were assessed for polyphenol content utilizing liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry with electrospray ioniza-tion (LC-MS-ESI). The anti-oxidant capacity was estimated using a DPPH radical scavenging assay. Additionally, the reducing power(More)
7073 Background: C/P remains a commonly used regimen in advanced NSCLC although the optimal dose/schedule of both agents remains controversial. We designed a randomized phase II trial addressing a pure schedule question over 4 cycles of C/P in the first-line setting. METHODS Patients (pts) with stage IIIB/IV NSCLC are randomized to either C AUC 6 plus P(More)
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