Patricia Montañés

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Social cognition impairments are pervasive in the frontotemporal dementias (FTD). These deficits would be triggered by (a) basic emotion and face recognition processes as well as by (b) higher level social cognition (e.g., theory of mind, ToM). Both emotional processing and social cognition impairments have been previously reported in the behavioral variant(More)
Nearly all mutations in the presenilin 1 (PSEN1), presenilin 2 (PSEN2), and amyloid beta precursor protein (APP) genes lead to early-onset Alzheimer disease (EOAD, onset age at or before 65 years). In order to assess the genetic contribution of these genes in a series of Colombian AD cases, we performed a systematic mutation analysis in 11 autosomal(More)
Loss of empathy is an early central symptom and diagnostic criterion of the behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). Although changes in empathy are evident and strongly affect the social functioning of bvFTD patients, few studies have directly investigated this issue by means of experimental paradigms. The current study assessed multiple(More)
Three women with well established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who developed pulmonary hypertension during the course of their disease are reported. In one patient there was mild pulmonary fibrosis but this appeared unrelated to the severity of the pulmonary hypertension. Another patient had increased platelet stickiness which may have contributed to this(More)
Orgotein is an anti-inflammatory superoxide dismutase agent successfully used in treating several inflammatory diseases. It is also used in treating radiation-induced adverse effects in difference malignancies, notably breast, lung, bladder, prostate, cervix, and head and neck cancers. It is administered either topically or parenterally. To our knowledge,(More)
Factors predicting life expectancy in primary pulmonary hypertension have not been well defined. Thirty four cases of primary pulmonary hypertension that had been followed up until death or for at least five years were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were divided into three groups: 18 patients who died within five years of presentation to hospital; 12(More)
Myocardial fibrosis is found at postmortem examination in up to 80% of patient with scleroderma, yet many such patients have an entirely normal cardiovascular examination. Isometric handgrip exercise is a useful abnormality. By this method 15 patients with scleroderma (American Heart Association criteria) were compared with 15 sex and age-matched normals.(More)
OBJECTIVE As the strength of the association between the APOE epsilon4 allele and Alzheimer's disease (AD) varies across ethnic groups, we studied if there was such an association in Colombian patients. METHOD We performed apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotyping in a clinical sample of 83 unrelated AD patients, predominantly late-onset (>65 yrs) including(More)
The well established effect of word frequency on adult's picture naming performance is now called into question. This is particularly true for variables which are correlated with frequency, as is the case of age of word acquisition. Since the work of [Carrol and White, 1973] there is growing agreement among researchers to confer an important role in lexical(More)
We studied the relationship between basic numerical knowledge and arithmetics (facts and procedures) in early Alzheimer's Disease (AD). In most patients, basic numerical knowledge was found to be preserved, as reflected by low error rates, distance effect in number comparison, and subitizing in naming numerosities. However, within arithmetics, AD patients(More)