Antonio J García

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of anti-TNF-α therapy in refractory uveitis due to Behçet's disease (BD). METHODS We performed a multicentre study of 124 patients with BD uveitis refractory to conventional treatment including high-dose corticosteroids and at least one standard immunosuppressive agent. Patients were treated for(More)
The formation and mineralization process of antlers, which constitute the fastest growing bones in vertebrates, is still not fully understood. We used oxytetracycline injections to label different stages of bone formation in antlers of 14 red deer between days 28 and 156 of antler growth. Results show that initially a trabecular scaffold of woven bone is(More)
We attempted to determine why after an exceptionally hard winter deer antlers fractured more often than usual. We assessed mechanical properties, structural variables and mineral composition of deer antlers grown in a game estate (LM) after freezing temperatures (late winter frosts, LWF), which resulted in high incidence of antler fractures despite being(More)
It is well known that porosity has an inverse relationship with the mechanical properties of bones. We examined cortical and trabecular porosity of antlers, and mineral composition, thickness and mechanical properties in the cortical wall. Samples belonged to two deer populations: a captive population of an experimental farm having a high quality diet, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether new onset acute atrial fibrillation (AF) of < 48 hours' duration creates a prothrombotic state in the absence of anticoagulation and to assess the evolution in research indices after spontaneous or pharmacological cardioversion. METHODS 24 patients were recruited with first onset acute non-rheumatic AF, in whom sinus(More)
In this article, we aimed to describe the changes related to mating season in red deer, especially those related to antler growth, body condition score, testosterone and cortisol. Antler growth was studied in 17 Iberian red deer males, including body weight, antler length, biometric measures and testosterone and cortisol determination during 15 months. Body(More)
The affinities of selective, pirenzepine and AF-DX 116, and classical, N-methylscopolamine and atropine, muscarinic cholinergic receptor antagonists were investigated in displacement binding experiments with [3H]Pirenzepine and [3H]N-methylscopolamine in membranes from human autoptic tissues (forebrain, cerebellum, atria, ventricle and submaxillary salivary(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine health resource consumption and costs in patients with neuropathic pain managed in pain clinics in Spain. METHODS This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study performed in 2004 in 18 pain clinics across Spain. Consecutive neuropathic pain patients were recruited between April and December 2004.(More)
We report a 49-year-old woman with Marfan syndrome who underwent total thyroidectomy for follicular carcinoma. The patient was given 100 mCi of radioactive iodine (131I) followed by levothyroxine (LT4) 0.2 mg/day after surgery. The subsequent five total body scans were negative and thyroglobulin (TG) measurements ranged between undetectable levels to 12(More)
In this article we analyze the responses of 1220 Spanish physicians who participated in a survery about generic drugs. A previously validated questionnaire was sent to physicians through the Spanish Medical Councils of the different provinces. Four items were analyzed: what doctors know about generic drugs (knowledge); physicians' prescribing habits(More)