Nadia JC Luca

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OBJECTIVE Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a newly recognized antineuronal antibody-mediated inflammatory brain disease that causes severe psychiatric and neurologic deficits in previously healthy children. The present study was undertaken to describe characteristic clinical features and outcomes in children diagnosed as(More)
Disease activity refers to potentially reversible aspects of a disease. Measurement of disease activity in paediatric rheumatic diseases is a critical component of patient care and clinical research. Disease activity measures are developed systematically, often involving consensus methods. To be useful, a disease activity measure must be feasible, valid,(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) are at risk for physical, emotional, social and role challenges that negatively impact quality of life. Peer mentoring has been shown to improve positive health behaviours in adolescents with chronic disease while simultaneously providing social support. The objectives of this paper are to(More)
In a group of 38 epileptics, 13.1 % had alterations of serum lipids before administration of antiepileptic therapy. An inverse relation was found between the level of serum lipids and that of drug concentration : on minimal daily doses, phenobarbital attained disproportionally high concentrations in a patient with hypocholesterolemia + hypotriglyceridemia,(More)