Alfons Lorenzo

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The relationship between polymorphisms at the alcohol dehydrogenase 2 (ADH(2)), ADH(3), CYP(450)2E1 and aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH(2)) loci and the individual predisposition to alcoholism and alcoholic liver disease in Caucasians is controversial. METHODS We determined the genotypes of ADH(2), ADH(3), CYP(450)2E1 (Pst-I and Dra-I) and(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship of polymorphisms of the genes that encode for alcohol-metabolizing enzymes and individual vulnerability to alcoholism and alcoholic liver disease (ALD) in women is unclear. We determined the genotypes of ADH1B, ADH1C, CYP2E1 (Dra-I and Pst-I) and ALDH2 in a group of Caucasian Spanish women. METHODS We performed a(More)
Angioplasty and stenting of lesions located in anomalous right coronary arteries arising from the left sinus of Valsalva is technically challenging. We suggest that the right radial artery provides a more direct approach that is particularly advantageous in such cases and include illustrative case reports.
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To assess the clinical characteristics and management of infective endocarditis at a teaching hospital without cardiac surgery facilities. METHODS Descriptive case-control study looking at trends. Risk factors, the occurrence of complications, the rate of referral for cardiac surgery, and the mortality rate were assessed. (More)
To evaluate the outcome of patients with renal insufficiency undergoing endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), data were prospectively collected between 1998 and 2003 on patients undergoing elective repair of their AAA with a stent graft. The patients were divided into 2 groups: those with serum creatinine (Crs) concentrations <1.2 (Group(More)
Penetrating atheromatous ulceration of the infrarenal aorta is a rare entity. There are few reported cases of this lesion, and most of the published data is in regards to the thoracic aorta. Spontaneous rupture of a nonaneurysmal noninfected atherosclerotic infrarenal aorta is a rare event. We report the eleventh case of this occurrence and present the(More)