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BACKGROUND Urinary tract infection (UTI) in young children carries the risk of parenchymal damage and sequelae. The location of the infection within the urinary tract influences decisions regarding both therapeutics and follow-up. Because clinical features and laboratory markers of infection at an early age are not specific, it is difficult to make a(More)
We evaluated an immunochromatographic assay detecting pneumococcal antigen in urine samples from children diagnosed with pneumococcal pneumonia. The sensitivity and specificity of the immunochromatographic test with nonconcentrated urine (NCU) were 86.7 and 62.9%, respectively; with concentrated urine (CU), they were 100 and 11.7%, respectively.(More)
BACKGROUND Lower respiratory tract infection is the most common infection leading to unnecessary antibiotic treatment in children. Etiologic diagnosis is not immediately achieved, and the pathogen remains unidentified in a large number of cases. Neither clinical nor laboratory factors allow for a rapid distinction between bacterial and viral etiology. The(More)
BACKGROUND During acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, high viral loads and the induction of host immune responses typically coincide with the onset of clinical symptoms. However, clinically severe presentations during acute HIV type 1 (HIV-1) infection, including AIDS-defining symptoms, are unusual. METHODS Virus isolates were tested for(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most disabling diseases in young people, but the interrelation between disability and quality of life is poorly understood. As individual correlations between disability and the perspective of the patient may be weak in individual subjects, the purpose of our work was to analyze and correlate quality of life with(More)
During infancy and childhood, clinical signs of infection and conventional laboratory markers are not specific in the early phase of disease [1]. The availability of a parameter that more rapidly identifies children suspected to have bacterial sepsis before microbiological results are available would minimize unnecessary treatments and hospitalization.(More)
[3H]Dihydroergocryptine ([3H]DHE) binding to several brain regions was studied in male and female rats, the latter in two different endocrinological states (estrous and diestrous-1). males showed higher [3H]DHE binding than females in hypothalamus, hippocampus and olfactory bulb, while females showed higher levels than males in spinal cord and visual(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of the study were to develop web-based Spanish and Catalan versions of the EQ-5D-Y, and to compare scores and psychometric properties with the paper version. METHODS Web-based and paper versions of EQ-5D-Y were included in a cross-sectional study in Palafolls (Barcelona), Spain and administered to students (n = 923) aged 8 to 18(More)
Background: The objectives of the study were to develop web-based Spanish and Catalan versions of the KIDSCREEN, and to compare scores and psychometric properties with the paper version. Methods: Internet and paper Spanish and Catalan versions of the KIDSCREEN-52 were included in a cross-sectional study in school-age children. Web-based and paper Spanish or(More)