Angel Ríos

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether extremely low birth weight infants (ELBW) transfused at lower hemoglobin thresholds versus higher thresholds have different rates of survival or morbidity at discharge. STUDY DESIGN Infants weighing <1000 g birth weight were randomly assigned within 48 hours of birth to a transfusion algorithm of either low or high(More)
INTRODUCTION Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are characterised by an inflammatory and systemic response that persists for some time after their clinical resolution. The mechanisms of this inflammatory process are not well known. OBJECTIVES To explore the inflammatory changes and possible mechanisms during COPD exacerbation.(More)
A simple and sensitive method for the separation and determination of zearalenone (ZON) and its secondary metabolites, namely beta-zearalenol (beta-ZAL), beta-zearalanol (beta-ZOL), alpha-zearalenol (alpha-ZAL), alpha-zearalanol (alpha-ZOL) and zearalanone (ZAN) in urine (human, bovine and swine) samples is proposed. The method comprises previous clean-up(More)
RATIONALE Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have increased pulmonary lymphoid follicle (LF) counts. B cell-activating factor of tumor necrosis factor family (BAFF) regulates B cells in health, but its role in COPD pathogenesis is unclear. OBJECTIVES To determine whether BAFF expression in pulmonary LFs correlates with COPD(More)
Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is increased in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Reduced levels of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are associated with increased risk of death in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Likewise, during acute events of CAD, the number of circulating EPCs increases(More)
An improved and efficient method for the determination of underivatized amino acids based on the use of CE coupled to evaporative light scattering detector (ELSD), involving carbon nanotubes, was successfully developed. Carboxyled single-walled carbon nanotubes were used for the first time to perform the clean-up of the analyzed samples, which were(More)
Micro total analysis (μTAS), also called "lab-on-a-chip (LOC)" technology, promises solutions for high throughput and highly specific analysis for chemistry, biology and medicine, while consuming only tiny amounts of samples, reactants and space. This article reports selected contributions of LOC, which represent clear practical approaches for routine work,(More)
A new strategy based on the fast separation of the fingerprint markers of Vanilla planifolia extracts and vanilla-related samples on microfluidic-electrochemistry chip is proposed. This methodology allowed the detection of all required markers for confirmation of common frauds in this field. The elution order was strategically connected with sequential(More)
Micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) for use as sensors represent one of the most exciting new fields in analytical chemistry today. These systems are advantageous over currently available non-miniaturized sensors, such as quartz crystal microbalances, thickness shear mode resonators, and flexural plate wave oscillators, because of(More)
An on-line supported liquid membrane-piezoelectric detection system, based on a molecularly imprinted polymer (SLM-QCM-MIP) manifold, has been developed and applied to the quantitative determination of vanillin in food samples. The analyte is extracted from a donor phase into the hydrophobic membrane, and then back extracted into a second aqueous phase used(More)