M. González-Hernández

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Automated diagnosis of glaucoma disease has been studied for years. A great amount of research work in this field has been focused on the analysis of retinal fundus images to localize, detect and evaluate the optic disc. An open fundus image database with accurate gold standards of the optic nerve head has been implemented. A variability measurement by(More)
Dra. Maritza Pupo-Antúnez – Novia del Mediodía Km 6 1⁄2 La Lisa, Habana, Cuba. E-mail: mpupo@ipk.sld.cu West Nile virus (WNV) is a flavivirus grouped in Japanese encephalitis virus serogroup due to serological antigenic characteristics. WNV is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes which acquire the virus after feeding on vertebrate(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory and progressive disease of the central nervous system in which local inflammatory injuries of the brain white matter appears, being the most outstanding feature the myeline loss (demyelination). OBJECTIVE To determine if the complement system might be involved in the MS immunopathogeny(More)
INTRODUCTION The meningitis is one of the most severe diseases in children due to its mortality or sequels. However, timely knowledge of whether the infection is bacterial or viral in origin and applied a specific therapeutic would be beneficial for the patients and clinician. The haptoglobin/IgG index and Boyer's score have been use in this purpose. (More)
Exotic coniferous species have been used widely in restoration efforts in tropical montane forests due to their tolerance to adverse conditions and rapid growth, with little consideration given to the potential ecological benefits provided by native tree species. The aim of this study was to elucidate differences in litterfall and nutrient flow between a(More)
BACKGROUND Surveillance programmes have become the most effective tool for controlling catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI). However, few studies have investigated programmes covering all hospital settings. AIM To describe the results of a control and prevention programme for CRBSI based on compliance with recommendations for insertion and(More)
The intercellular adhesion molecule is a transmembrane glycoprotein belonging to the immunoglobulin superfamily. Serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) soluble intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (sICAM-1) from normal control children as well as from children with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), with Coxsackie A9 virus meningoencephalitis and with Streptococcus(More)
INTRODUCTION Haptoglobin is a transport protein and protects organism against iron loss and it should be involved in central nervous system infectious process. PATIENTS AND METHODS Simultaneous serum and cerebrospinal fluid were obtained of 39 pediatric patients, 14 suffering from viral meningoencephalitis and 25 from bacterial meningoencephalitis. Five(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) was first reported in Cuba in 1965. The most frequent appearance is observed in the first six months of the year. OBJECTIVE To determine the seasonal distribution and evolving forms of MS patients diagnosed with the disease between April 2004 and November 2007. METHOD Twenty-one patients with suspected MS and 42(More)
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