María Julieta González

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Innate immunity prevents pathogens from entering and spreading within the body. This function is especially important in the gastrointestinal tract and skin, as these organs have a large surface contact area with the outside environment. In the intestine, luminal commensal bacteria are necessary for adequate food digestion and play a crucial role in(More)
INTRODUCTION There are numerous studies of the prevalence of migraine and very varied findings. Amongst the many reasons for this would seem to be the use of questionnaires for screening populations, absent or incorrect validation of these questionnaires and the use of impracticable diagnostic criteria. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of migraine in(More)
BACKGROUND The ST2/IL-33 pathway has been related to ulcerative colitis (UC), and soluble ST2 (sST2), to disease severity. We tested the potential usefulness of sST2 as a predictive marker of treatment response and patients' outcome. METHODS Twenty-six patients with active UC were prospectively recruited and grouped according to an endoscopic score and(More)
Cerebral neurotransmitter (NT) deficiency has been suggested as a contributing factor in the pathophysiology of brain dysfunction in phenylketonuria (PKU), even in early-treated phenylketonuric patients. The study aimed to review dopamine and serotonin status in PKU, and the effect of the impaired neurotransmission. Several mechanisms are involved in the(More)
We analyse the outcome of patients with cerebral infarction depending the admission in neurological department or in general wards. We find an improvement of the changes in Toronto, Mathew and Barthel scales and a reduction in the mortality in patients admitted in Neurological department. The improvement is related with a reduction in infectious(More)
BACKGROUND Inherited neurometabolic disorders (iNMDs) represent a group of almost seven hundred rare diseases whose common manifestations are clinical neurologic or cognitive symptoms that can appear at any time, in the first months/years of age or even later in adulthood. Early diagnosis and timely treatments are often pivotal for the favorable course of(More)
The antiphospholipid antibodies (AAFL) are acquired antibodies of different types whose common characteristic is that they are directed against the negatively and neutrally charged phospholipids of the cell membranes. They were first described in 1952 in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. They are also found in many pathological conditions such as:(More)
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