Amador López

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Coeliac disease (CD) development involves genetic (HLA-DQ2/DQ8) and environmental factors. Herein, the influence of the HLA-DQ genotype on the gut colonization process of breast-fed children was determined. A cohort of 20 newborns, with at least one first-degree relative with CD, were classified according to their HLA-DQ genotype into high, intermediate and(More)
We carried out a prospective study to determine the association between immobilization in the immediate postinjury period and the development of pressure ulcers in spinal cord-injured patients following their admission to Charity Hospital, New Orleans. Of 39 patients consecutively admitted to the hospital, 23 (59%) developed a grade one ulcer within 30(More)
The authors report a case in which a free fat graft, placed at the operative site after hemilaminectomy for lumbar disc herniation, was forced into the spinal canal by action of the paraspinal muscles and behaved as a symptomatic space-occupying lesion. The patient recovered satisfactorily after the graft was removed. The pathogenetic mechanism is discussed(More)
We present the case of a calcified right coronary artery lesion with a 90-degree exit angle. Attempts at rotational atherectomy led to wire transection and vessel wall perforation necessitating emergent pericardiocentesis and bypass surgery. We review the literature on complications of rotational atherectomy and the management of coronary perforations and(More)
This is the first reported use of the JOSTENT stent graft for aneurysm disease in native coronaries. Consideration can be given to using this polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent in situations such as dissections and restenosis in saphenous vein grafts or in long native coronary arteries without side branches, though further investigation is(More)
In this randomized, prospective, multicenter trial (n = 661) of patients with de novo or restenotic coronary lesions, 330 patients received the MicroStent(R) II (MSII), and 331 received the Palmaz-Schatz (PS) stent. The short-term procedural success rates were 94.4% and 95.7%, respectively (P = 0.47). The 30-day cumulative incidence of major adverse events(More)