BACKGROUND Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the commonest helminthic CNS infection and the main cause of adult-onset seizures in developing countries, also frequent in industrialized countries because of immigration from endemic zones. Although NCC is commonly seen in individuals with seizures in endemic areas, its role as a cause of epilepsy has been questioned… (More)
A single enhancing lesion in the brain parenchyma, also called an inflammatory granuloma, is a frequent neurologic diagnosis. One of the commonest causes of this lesion is human neurocysticercosis, the infection by the larvae of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. Following the demonstration that viable cysticercosis cysts survive in good conditions for… (More)
INTRODUCTION WHO case management algorithm for paediatric pneumonia relies solely on symptoms of shortness of breath or cough and tachypnoea for treatment and has poor diagnostic specificity, tends to increase antibiotic resistance. Alternatives, including oxygen saturation measurement, chest ultrasound and chest auscultation, exist but with potential… (More)
read with interest the study conducted by Dr Rajajee and colleagues  and we do support the potential of ultrasound in the critical care setting . We have observed that the best way to visualize artifi cial airways is with a longitudinal image of the trachea (Figure 1). Transversal images allow one to visualize the tube, but do not give certainty about… (More)
In the island of Lanzarote of the Province of Las Palmas, which is part of the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands, the prevalence of multiple sclerosis is 15 per 100,000. The prevalence of MS in Lanzarote seems related more to ethnic conditions than to geography.
Computerized lung sound analysis to improve the specificity of pediatric pneumonia diagnosis in resource-poor settings: A case-control study For peer review only