Neri Picardo

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The comparative sensitivity and specificity of three immunodiagnostic tests for hydatid disease--the latex agglutination (LA) test, the indirect haemagglutination (IHA) test and the counterimmunoelectrophoresis (CIEP) test--were studied. The results of the IHA test were evaluated using three positivity criteria. Antigen from the same source--hydatid cyst(More)
BACKGROUND The changing epidemiology of a disease often provides valuable insight into possible etiopathogenic mechanisms. There have been significant changes over the last several decades in disease manifestations of the foregut in Western Europe, North America and Asia. This time trend analysis was carried out to determine if any changes have occurred in(More)
Familial adenomatous polyposis is very rare in our environment. This condition occurring with a complication of a colorectal cancer has never been reported to the best of our knowledge. We present a case of a 26-year-old Nigerian man who came to us in February this year with a 10-year history of watery stool, which is also mucoid with tenesmus. There was(More)
Since uricosuria is an essential compensative factor in hyperuricemia, multiple factors exist which can influence on the uric acid excretion in the tubules. Normally, 90% of the uric acid filtered by the glomerulus is reabsorbed, and its active tubular secretion forms the greater part of the uric acid present in the urine. One of the factors observed as(More)
A new variant of the latex agglutination test using latex particles of 0,81 mu diameter is described. Hidatid cyst fluid antigen standardized by immunoelectrophoretic analysis was used. Fifty-one human sera from surgically confirmed hydatidosis and ninety control sera from non-hydatid diseases and healthy donors were studied. The method showed a sensibility(More)