Tatiana Silva

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Although decisions regarding end-of-life care are personal and important, they may be influenced by the ways in which options are presented. To test this hypothesis, we randomly assigned 132 seriously ill patients to complete one of three types of advance directives. Two types had end-of-life care options already checked-a default choice-but one of these(More)
Introduction: Epilepsy is a disorder that results in abnormal activity in a group of neurons that may have significant impact on the normal cognitive processes and behavior. Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most frequent form of partial epilepsy in adults, and hippocampal sclerosis (HS) the most common neuropathologic finding in patients with medically(More)
Background Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease in childhood. However, it is quite difficult to make a prompt diagnosis of asthma in a child 5 years and younger, partly due to a lack of objective diagnostic means. Our previous studies on susceptibility gene of asthma showed that a gene-gene interaction among 4 single nucleotide(More)
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