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PURPOSE Patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are candidates for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy. The evaluation of organ severity is difficult in patients considered for cannulation in a distant hospital. This study was designed to identify early factors associated with hospital mortality in ARDS patients(More)
The aim of this study is to assess the relationships of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and inflammation with neurocognition in schizophrenia. In this cross-sectional study, we included patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia according to the DSM-IV-TR criteria. We collected socio-demographic information, clinical characteristics, anthropometric measurements,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Predictive factors of long-term disability in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS) are well known, but the weight of these factors does not explain the entire change of disability. Few studies have examined the predictive value of quality of life (QoL). OBJECTIVES To determine the value of the initial level(More)
BACKGROUND Interpretation of quality of life (QoL) scores over time can be difficult because of possible changes in internal standards, values, and conceptualization of QoL by individuals. This effect is called a response shift (RS). The purpose of this study was to examine whether an RS effect occurred over a 24-mo period in patients who were suffering(More)
Microparticles (MP) are sub-micron sized vesicles released by activated or apoptotic cells. They are generally defined as 0.1 to 1 μm membrane particles that expose the anionic phospholipid phosphatidylserine (PS) and membrane antigens representative of their cellular origin [1]. It is now well recognized that MP behave as vectors of bioactive molecules,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to characterize interictal 18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography ((18) FDG-PET) whole-brain voxel-based metabolic patterns among distinct subtypes of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), as defined by stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) and to determine predictive value of PET result on postoperative outcome.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to adapt the Schizophrenia - Quality of Life short-version questionnaire (SQoL18) for use in three middle-income countries in Latin America and to evaluate the factor structure, reliability, and external validity of this questionnaire. METHODS The SQoL18 was translated into Spanish using a well-validated(More)
BACKGROUND Impaired executive functions are among the most widely observed in patients suffering from schizophrenia. The use of self-reported outcomes for evaluating treatment and managing care of these patients has been questioned. The aim of this study was to provide new evidence about the suitability of self-reported outcome for use in this specific(More)
Quality of life (QoL) is of great importance to patients with schizophrenia and their families. Although the use of QoL measures may contribute to better adherence to therapeutic interventions, more satisfaction with care, improved health outcomes and reduction of health costs, QoL assessment remains underutilized in clinical practice. In this review, the(More)
BACKGROUND Attention disturbances are frequently observed in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The aim of this study was to provide new evidence regarding the suitability of using self-reported QoL information in this impaired population by exploring the construct validity, reliability, and external validity of a MS-specific quality of life (QoL)(More)