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  1. Asocian la inflamación crónica con un mayor riesgo de alzhéimer

    Asocian la inflamación crónica con un mayor riesgo de alzhéimer

    Un estudio revela que las personas portadoras del gen ApoE4 –el principal factor de riesgo genético del alzhéimer– que presentan inflamación crónica tienen más probabilidades de desarrollar este tipo de demencia. os tratamientos antiinflamatorios podrían contribuir a prevenir o retrasar el desarrollo de alzhéimer en las personas portadoras de ApoE4,...

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  2. Demencia

    Demencia

    La demencia es la principal causa de incapacidad en la tercera edad a largo plazo, y afecta al 2% de las personas a partir de los 65-70 años y al 20% de los mayores de 80. Suele comenzar con pequeñas alteraciones de la memoria. ¿Qué es la demencia? La demencia...

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  3. Gastroesophageal Acid Reflux Control 5 Years After Antireflux Surgery, Compared With Long-term Esomeprazole Therapy.

    Gastroesophageal Acid Reflux Control 5 Years After Antireflux Surgery, Compared With Long-term Esomeprazole Therapy.

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by the excessive exposure of esophageal mucosa to gastric acid.  1 2  Healing rates of reflux esophagitis (RE) relate to the level of control of esophageal acid exposure and reduction in gastric acidity.  3 4  Intragastric pH monitoring has been used to compare the...

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  4. Treatment of bipolar disorder: Review of evidence regarding quetiapine and lithium.

    Treatment of bipolar disorder: Review of evidence regarding quetiapine and lithium.

    Background: Lithium, the prototypical mood stabilizer, and quetiapine, a second-generation antipsychotic, are widely used acute and maintenance pharmacotherapies for bipolar disorder. The Clinical and Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder (Bipolar CHOICE) study was the first comparative effectiveness assessment of lithium versus quetiapine (in combination with adjunctive...

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  5. Asymptomatic prostatic inflammation in men with clinical BPH and erectile dysfunction affects the positive predictive value of prostate-specific antigen 

    Asymptomatic prostatic inflammation in men with clinical BPH and erectile dysfunction affects the positive predictive value of prostate-specific antigen 

    Introduction:Several convincing studies have shown that men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) have the same risk of prostate cancer as asymptomatic men of the same age  1 2 3  . However, men with LUTS do have an increased risk of unnecessary biopsy if the threshold is taken same as...

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