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Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a severe and rather infrequent clinical condition initially described in patients suffering from chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. Its origin is still controversial but it can be agreed to have an autoimmune etiology. In fact, its most characteristic finding is the high titre of antithyroid antibodies, especially antimicrosomal.(More)
At the beginning of the 21st Century, obesity has become the leading metabolic disease in the World. So much so, that the World Health Organisation refers to obesity as the global epidemic. In fact, obesity is a common disease affecting not only affluent societies but also developing countries. Currently 300 million people can be considered as obese and,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the intravitreous concentration of vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM)-1 in diabetic patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) and the relationship of VCAM-1 with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Serum and vitreous fluid samples were obtained simultaneously at the onset of(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition among inpatients is highly prevalent, and has a negative impact on their clinical outcome. The Working Group for the Study of Malnutrition in Hospitals in Catalonia was created to generate consensus guidelines for the prevention and/or treatment of malnutrition in hospitals in Catalonia, Spain. AIMS The objectives of the study were(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate CD4-CD8 and CD28 expression in T cells infiltrating the vitreous fluid in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy and to evaluate the relationship between the infiltrating T cells and both the activity of proliferative diabetic retinopathy and the clinical outcome. METHODS Both vitreous and peripheral blood samples were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate vitreous levels of IGF-I and its binding proteins IGFBP-1 and IGFBP-3 in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). Because intravitreal proteins are elevated in patients with PDR due to the disruption of the blood-retinal barrier, we have corrected vitreal IGF-I and IGFBPs by total vitreal proteins to avoid this(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is an endothelium specific growth factor that has been implicated in angiogenesis, a crucial event for the development of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). The aim of the study is to determine the intravitreous concentrations of HGF in diabetic patients with PDR, and to investigate whether its serum levels(More)
OBJECTIVE To communicate the results obtained from the registry of Home-Based Enteral Nutrition (HBEN) of the NADYA-SENPE group for the year 2006. MATERIAL AND METHODS Recompilation of the data from the HBEN registry of the NADYA-SENPE group from January 1st to December 31st of 2006. RESULTS During the year 2006, 3,921 patients (51% men) from 27(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the vitreous levels of free insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). For this, a total of 36 diabetic patients with PDR (group A) and 28 non-diabetic patients (group B) in whom a vitrectomy was performed were compared. Both groups were matched by age, sex and(More)