Aldo Hugo Tabares

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BACKGROUND The insertion/deletion (I/D) angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) polymorphism has been established as a cardiovascular risk factor in some populations, but the association with essential hypertension is controversial. Predominantly diastolic hypertension (PDH), or narrow pulse pressure hypertension, has been shown to have increased peripheral(More)
Anti-coagulated patients who undergo elective surgery require temporary interruption of vitamin K antagonists. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of thromboembolic events and bleeding complications in anti-coagulated patients undergoing elective invasive procedures by using an institutional management protocol. This was a descriptive study(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the characteristics of patients with perioperative disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and acute ischemic hepatitis after elective aortic aneurysm repair (AAR). DESIGN A retrospective case-control study. SETTING A single tertiary referral center. PARTICIPANTS Between 1982 and 1993, 1966 patients underwent elective AAR. Of(More)
Activated protein C resistance (APCR) is a recently discovered, medically important cause of venous thrombosis. More than 95% of cases are due to factor V Leiden (FVL), a mutated form of factor V that is resistant to degradation by activated protein C. The prevalence of this disorder, which is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, is approximately 5%(More)
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) is associated with high morbi-mortality. Adherence rate to the recommendations of antithrombotic prophylaxis guidelines (ATPG) is suboptimal. The aim of this study was to describe the adequacy of antithrombotic prophylaxis (ATP) in hospitalized patients as the initial stage of a program designed to improve(More)
Arterial occlusive disease (AOD) which is rarely described in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, is mainly associated with Crohn's disease (CD), and its etiology and natural course are unknown. We studied six patients (five women, one man) with CD and major lower extremity AOD who were treated at the Cleveland Clinic between 1985 and 1994. These were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency of early postoperative liver dysfunction in patients undergoing elective infrarenal aortic aneurysm repair, their hospital course, and outcome. DESIGN A retrospective case-control study. SETTING A single tertiary referral center. PARTICIPANTS A review of medical records of 942 consecutive asymptomatic patients with(More)
The study of genes and mechanisms associated with hypertension is hampered by the heterogeneity of hypertensive patients. Refining the definition of hypertension is a potential means of improving the clarity of mechanistic studies, but the lack of intermediate phenotypes hinders the assessment of causal relationships. Looking at younger individuals and(More)