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Introduction: Peripheral facial palsy (PFP) is the most frequent facial asymmetry worldwide. Objective: evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the facial asymmetry method in the patients with PFP using digital clinical photographs of the face as well as CorelDraw Graphic Suite ver. 12.0 imaging software. Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional,...
Introduction: In the National Institute of Rehabilitation, idiopathic peripheral facial palsy occupies one of the top ten places in health care. Its etiology is still unknown; however, the herpes virus family has been determined as possible causative agents. Objective: Detecting DNA of HSV-1 and 2, CMV and VZV in patients with idiopathic peripheral...
To determine the prognosis factors in Mexican patients with Bell's palsy. Design: We designed a prospective, longitudinal, descriptive, and observational analysis. Two hundred and fifty one patients diagnosed with Bell's palsy at the National Institute of Rehabilitation were included. We studied the sociodemographic characteristics, seasonal occurr...
Beta-sitosterol (BS) is a compound that has shown various activities potentially useful for human health. In the present study, we determined its antigenotoxic capacity and lymphocyte induction potential in mouse as well as its capacity to trap free radicals in vitro. BS, in doses from 200 to 1,000 mg/kg, was able to significantly reduce the freque...