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Vitamin D, a molecule with antiproliferative, antiangiogenic, antioxidant and immunosuppressive effects, could play a role in the pathogenesis of severe diabetic retinopathy. We examined whether Taq I polymorphism of the vitamin D receptor is involved in the development of severe diabetic retinopathy. 200 unrelated C-peptide-negative French Type I diabetic(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical expression of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)-3 is highly variable. This may be due to environmental and/or genetic factors, including molecular characteristics of the hepatocyte nuclear factor 1-alpha (HNF1A) gene mutation. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We analyzed the mutations identified in 356 unrelated MODY3 patients,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with biliary sphincterotomy (BS) is the usual method for extracting common bile duct stones. However, following BS and by means of extraction balloons and Dormia baskets a complete bile duct clearance cannot be achieved in all cases. We present a study on the impact that hydrostatic(More)
BACKGROUND This article reports a prolonged trial with insulin pumps implanted in patients with type 1 diabetes showing poor glucose control and a high rate of complications. METHODS We reviewed data from 181 patients undergoing implanted insulin pump therapy. Analysis included hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) values, body weight, and diabetes complications status.(More)
Monoolein, monolinolein and (most strongly) gamma-linolenyl alcohol inactivate ASF virus and inhibit its replication in Vero cells at 25 micrograms/ml while at 10 micrograms/ml no inactivation occurs but inhibition of replication in tissue culture is observed. This suggests two possibly different action mechanisms.
There is now strong evidence implicating the enteric flora in the aetiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and identification of CARD15 (NOD2) as a pattern recognition receptor (PRR) has given novel insights into host-bacteria interactions. CARD15 is implicated as the intracellular sensor of muramyl dipeptide, a highly conserved bacterial(More)
BACKGROUND The usefulness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) predictive equations in different populations is debatable. We assessed the efficacy of the Framingham-REGICOR scale, validated for the Spanish population, to identify future CVD in participants, who were predefined as being at high-risk in the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) study-a(More)