María Dolors Rodrigo

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OBJECTIVE Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) that may repair vascular injury are reduced in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). We reasoned that EPC number and function may be increased by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) used to mobilize hematopoietic progenitor cells in healthy donors. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixteen CAD patients had(More)
Ecological systems may occur in alternative states that differ in ecological structures, functions and processes. Resilience is the measure of disturbance an ecological system can absorb before changing states. However, how the intrinsic structures and processes of systems that characterize their states affects their resilience remains unclear. We analyzed(More)
species organisms as opportunistic bacterial pathogens during advanced HIV disease. meningosepticum: an emerging pathogen among immunocompromised adults. Report of 6 cases and literature review. Relapse of catheter-related Flavobacterium meningosepticum bacteremia demonstrated by DNA macrorestriction analysis.
Wetlands are considered vulnerable ecosystems of both high species richness and socio-economic value. In semi-arid regions, these ecosystems often experience long drought periods that are usually aggravated by local water overexploitation. Drought leads to: (i) reduced flooding area, (ii) isolation of water bodies, (iii) increased areas of dry sediments and(More)
Valor diagnóstico de las isoenzimas de la fosfatasa alcalina para tumores metastásicos y linfomas hepáticos y óseos Detección de síndrome de Cushing preclínico en pacientes con sobrepeso y diabetes mellitus tipo 2 Factor de necrosis tumoral (TNF) circulante e inducido por mitógenos en niños con desnutrición primaria La espontaneidad y el marcapaso cardíaco(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of heteropaternal superfecundation. DESIGN Case report. SETTING University paternity laboratory. PATIENT(S) Father, mother, and a set of twins. INTERVENTION(S) Blood typing conventional markers, as well as polymerase chain reaction loci and restriction fragment length polymorphism loci of DNA. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S)(More)
UV radiation promotes harmful effects on phytoplankton populations, but it is influenced by the degree of sensitivity of different populations to the ultraviolet:photosynthetically active radiation ratio (UVR:PAR), part of which is P-dependent. Given the expected increase of UV radiation along with global change, one may ask if phytoplankton populations are(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge and attitudes towards attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among primary school teachers in the Gampaha District. METHODS A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in randomly selected schools of Gampaha district using a stratified sampling method. The knowledge and attitudes on ADHD were assessed by a(More)
Ethanol was administered to Wistar male rats for 4 or 10 months and to female rats for 21 2 months (including gestation), using a 20% ethanol-water solution as the only fluid. Gangliosides (expressed as NeuAc) from forebrain, cerebellum, brain stem, liver and kidney of the alcoholic rats and their newborns were determined by densitometry. Forebrain and(More)