Alfonso Abecia

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This study was conducted to evaluate monthly changes in the ram seminal plasma protein profile using two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2D-PAGE) with a polyacrylamide linear gradient gel. Likewise, comparative analyses of the protein composition of ovine seminal plasma (SP) from ejaculates obtained along the year, and its relationship with(More)
Efficient animal production involves accurate estimations of fertilizing ability. One key factor is the plasma membrane of the sperm cell, which is actively involved in the cascade of events before oocyte fusion. Many methods are used to analyze the characteristics of this membrane, including partition in aqueous two-phase systems which is an efficient(More)
Myocardial infarction secondary to total obstruction of the left main coronary artery is an infrequent finding in clinical practice. Even though this disease usually results in high mortality rates, various cases have been described documenting survival after complete occlusion of the left main trunk. We present a patient who survived after a massive(More)
Probability estimates of angiographic coronary artery disease made by experienced, board-certified staff cardiologists were compared with those of cardiologists in training (fellows). In addition, estimates made before coronary angiography were compared with those made several months later based on written clinical summaries of 15 items of objective(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of 2 dextran/swim-up media to increase the sperm quality parameters and the maintenance of these parameters at 15 degrees C and 30 degrees C over 6 hours. Additionally, this study examined whether differences in sperm quality reflect different reproductive efficiencies following intrauterine(More)
The combination of atenolol with diltiazem has been shown to be useful in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. Eighteen patients with proven coronary artery disease, stable angina, and no previous myocardial infarction were studied before and after treatment with atenolol (100 mg/day) (9 patients) or diltiazem (180 mg/day) (9 patients).(More)
Cardiac transplantation is a valid therapeutic option for advanced chronic heart failure, with a one year survival of 60-80%. Although the introduction of cyclosporine has markedly improved survival in heart transplant recipients, early detection of cardiac allograft rejection remains the major problem to be solved. At present, the diagnosis of cardiac(More)
We report a case of a left ventricular diverticulum located immediately under the aortic valve ring. The patient presented both aortic insufficiency and stenosis, and was submitted to valve replacement surgery and closure of the diverticulum. The peculiarity of this case relies on its non atherosclerotic etiology, its unusual location and also because of(More)
Inappropriate activation or disbalance of vasomotor reflexes may have a close relationship with the pathogenesis of disautonomic syndromes, a frequent underlying cause of recurrent syncope. A combined approach of meticulous historical data, physical examination and selected laboratory procedures may delineate the most common causes of recurrent syncope.(More)