Mireia Arroyo Hernández

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Cervical cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and is the most common cancer among Mexican women, but no population-based studies have reported the prevalence and determinants of HPV infection in Mexico. A population-based study was carried out between 1996 and 1999, based on an age-stratified random sample of 1,340 women with normal cytologic(More)
To investigate the neuropsychological profile in the first few years post-onset of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) we carried out a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation of 33 patients characterized by very short evolution of this disease, minimal levels of neurological disability and preserved general cognition. Thirty-three individually(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We have studied the relationship between neuropsychological impairment and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures in mildly disabling relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). METHODS We compared measures of lesion burden and atrophy in 52 patients with Expanded Disability Status Scale <or= 3.0. Neuropsychological testing(More)
OBJECTIVE The cross-sectional study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Functional Assessment of Multiple Sclerosis (FAMS) Spanish version and its use in measuring quality of life (QOL) of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in Spain. METHODS The FAMS is a factorially derived self-report scale designed to assess six primary aspects of QOL of(More)
BACKGROUND Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is among the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. In Mexico there is a lack of population-based HSV-2 surveys. GOALS To determine population-based HSV-2 seroprevalence and risk factors among women in Mexico City. STUDY DESIGN A random sample of 730 women was identified among the residents(More)
INTRODUCTION Natalizumab is very effective at reducing relapses and delaying disease progression in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). However, treatment has also been associated with a risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). The aim of this article is to provide a consensus view on the assessment and(More)
INTRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT At the present time, the treatments available for multiple sclerosis (MS) are only partially effective, often expensive and with side-effects. This means that there are other variables in the use of drugs which may affect the quality of life. In this respect, some treatments may maintain the patient's quality of life rather than(More)