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The Favaloro University is a private university in the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. It was founded by surgeon René Favaloro in 1998; it obtained its definitive authorization on October 23, 2003 by decree 963/03 of president Néstor Kirchner. Favaloro did not see his project completely realised, for he committed suicide a few years before completion. Wikipedia.

Bipolar Disorders are among the ten leading causes of morbity and lithium is considered first-line treatment and the most cost-effective. Nevertheless, its use takes a back seat to other treatment options less effective, safe and more expensive; and the reasons for this remains unclear. The present study investigates clinical concepts related to its underutilization. An anonymous questionnaire concerning different aspects of lithium clinical use (compared efficacy, adverse effects, practical aspects regarding its use, use in special populations) was administered during the XXV Congress of the Argentinean Psychiatrist Association. 164 questionnaires were analyzed. Less than one-third of the sample referred lithium as their most frequent treatment option, although almost 60% qualified it as effective. Almost two-thirds considered its utilization as more complex and ill-ascribed adverse effects to it. One third referred not to use it in youth and senior populations. Contrary to current recommendations, lithium is under utilized. This is the first report on the possible causes leading to such phenomena, which can be related to ill concepts regarding its safety, clinical use and adverse effects; although not to its effectiveness. Source

Scoccola N.N.,Comision Nacional de la Energia Atomica | Scoccola N.N.,CONICET | Scoccola N.N.,Favaloro University | Riska D.O.,Finnish Society of Science and Letters | Rho M.,CEA Saclay Nuclear Research Center
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2015

Using the bound state version of the topological soliton model for the baryons we show that the existence of a bound (or quasibound) D¯-soliton state leads to the possibility of having hidden charm pentaquarks with quantum numbers and masses, which are compatible with those of the candidates recently reported by the LHCb experiment. The implications of heavy quark symmetry are elaborated. © 2015 American Physical Society. © 2015 American Physical Society. Source

Allen P.G.,Comision Nacional de la Energia Atomica | Scoccola N.N.,Comision Nacional de la Energia Atomica | Scoccola N.N.,CONICET | Scoccola N.N.,Favaloro University
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2013

The phase structure of magnetized cold quark matter is analyzed in the framework of the two-flavor Nambu-Jona-Lasinio models paying special attention to its dependence on the model parameters as different values within the phenomenological allowed range are considered. We first discuss the simpler chiral limit case, and then the more realistic situation of finite current masses. We show that in spite of the difference in the nature of some transitions, both cases are alike and exhibit a rather rich phase structure for a significant range of acceptable parameters. A simplification of the phase structure is obtained as parameters leading to larger values of the dressed quark mass in the vacuum are considered. Finally, we consider the so-called "inverse catalysis effect" showing that in some phases it implies an actual decrease of the order parameter as the magnetic field increases. © 2013 American Physical Society. Source

The Barratt Impulsiveness Scale was designed to assess the impulsivity construct in three dimensions: attentional, motor and unplanned. The scale has been applied to patients with different diagnoses in which the impulsivity symptoms are characteristic. In Argentina there aren't studies that evaluate the psychometrics properties of the scale in clinical population. The objective of the research was to evaluate the psychometrics properties in a sample of the city of Buenos Aires. 150 adult subjects were selected: 67 didn't have relevant psychiatric diagnoses, 56 met criteria for bipolar disorder and 27 had Attention Deficit Disorder. The internal consistency, the construct validity, discriminative validity and the factorial structure were assessed. The Cronbach alpha was 0.84 for the total scale. Also the instrument has demonstrated acceptable indicators of construct and discriminative validity. Significant differences were found when the results of the present study and the original factorial structure were compared. The results support the usefulness of the scale in the psychiatric, scientific and clinical context to evaluate the impulsivity construct. The total score of the scale obtained the strongest indicators of reliability and validity. Source

Craiem D.,Favaloro University | Magin R.L.,University of Illinois at Chicago
Physical Biology | Year: 2010

New lumped-element models of red blood cell mechanics can be constructed using fractional order generalizations of springs and dashpots. Such 'spring-pots' exhibit a fractional order viscoelastic behavior that captures a wide spectrum of experimental results through power-law expressions in both the time and frequency domains. The system dynamics is fully described by linear fractional order differential equations derived from first order stress-strain relationships using the tools of fractional calculus. Changes in the composition or structure of the membrane are conveniently expressed in the fractional order of the model system. This approach provides a concise way to describe and quantify the biomechanical behavior of membranes, cells and tissues. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd. Source

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