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COPD and anemia: an underdiagnosed association

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a highly prevalent disease in Spain.  It is the fourth cause of death in developed countries and overall fifth in the world according to World Health Organization estimates. A study with patients suffering from COPD...

Glòbuls vermells

Swine and bacteria

Though we normally do not think about it, farm animals also suffer from diseases. A team from the UAB has studied the behaviour of bacterial populations of  Haemophilus parasuis  found in pigs and which sometimes provokes mortal outbreaks. This bacterium is a respiratory pathogen in pigs, whose...

Persona afectada de esporotricosi en els ganglis

Estimating the age of the dead

The estimation of age-at-death of human osteological remains is important for both Anthropology and Forensic Medicine. In spite of its importance, adult age estimation is still not very accurate. For this reason there has been a growing interest in exploring new approaches, which include probability...


Tinea of the nails underdiagnosed in children

Two doctors from Hospital del Mar in Barcelona and UAB professors have observed, through a research carried out during the past 9 years, an increase in the number of children affected by tinea of the nails, as well as an underdiagnosis of this affection by paediatricians.

Ungles del peu amb tinya