Ana María Galán

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Neuroplastic processes are thought to be involved in the pathophysiology of major depression. It has been reported that serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is decreased in depressed patients. Compare BDNF levels in depressed patients and healthy controls in platelet poor plasma and in washed platelets. Observe the effects of 8- and 24-week(More)
Apixaban is a new oral anticoagulant with a specific inhibitory action on FXa. No information is available on the reversal of the antihemostatic action of apixaban in experimental or clinical settings. We have evaluated the effectiveness of different factor concentrates at reversing modifications of hemostatic mechanisms induced by moderately elevated(More)
316L Stainless steel is one of the most used metallic material in orthopedical prosthesis, osteosinthesis plates, and cardiovascular stents. One of the main problems this material presents is the nickel and chromium release, specially the Ni ion release that provokes allergy in a high number of patients. Recently, experimental applications in vitro and in(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the good safety of rivaroxaban, there is limited information on strategies for urgent reversal of its antihemostatic effects. METHODS AND RESULTS Alterations of hemostasis induced by rivaroxaban (230 ng/ml) were assessed by using several tests applied to steady and circulating human blood. Effects on thrombin generation (TG) and(More)
The physical stability of six liposome systems designed as platelet substitutes was determined on storage at 4 degrees C over a 3-month period under quiescent conditions. Liposomes used were large unilamellar vesicles. Correlation of the n-average mean diameter, polydispersity, zeta-potential and the presence of aminophospholipid on liposome surface (in(More)
We investigated the interactions of vesicles containing human tissue factor (TF) with platelets and evaluated responses induced by rFVIIa using standard aggregometry, ultrastructural and flow-cytometry techniques. Washed platelets were exposed to a preparation of placental human TF (pTF) or to a relipidated formulation of recombinant human TF (rTF). Under(More)
INTRODUCTION Thromboembolic diseases will become the most important contributors to mortality and morbidity for modern societies. Current antithrombotic strategies using heparins or vitamin K antagonists are inconvenient, with limitations and inherent side effects. A series of new oral anticoagulants with powerful and reliable antithrombotic actions have(More)
Conventional anticoagulant therapies can significantly reduce the risk of stroke and related complications in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Classic oral anticoagulants based on vitamin K antagonism have shown effectiveness in the prevention of thromboembolic complications in this clinical setting. Unfortunately, vitamin K antagonists that have(More)
BACKGROUND Recombinant FVIIa (rFVIIa) has been shown to improve hemostasis in patients with thrombocytopenia and to prevent or control bleeding episodes in patients with inherited deficiencies of major PLT glycoproteins, but the mechanism of action is not well understood. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Effects of rFVIIa on hemostasis were explored with an in(More)
Ischemic stroke is an acute vascular event that obstructs blood supply to the brain, producing irreversible damage that affects neurons but also glial and brain vessel cells. Immediately after the stroke, the ischemic tissue produces nitric oxide (NO) to recover blood perfusion but also produces superoxide anion. These compounds interact, producing(More)