Antonio Rodríguez-Cuartero

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The urinary excretion of N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase (NAG), a lysosomal enzyme of the renal tubular cells was analyzed in 177 women divided into nonpregnant healthy controls (n = 46), normal pregnant women in their third trimester (n = 49), pregnant women with transient hypertension (n = 43), and women with preeclampsia (n = 39). Urinary activity of NAG(More)
OBJECTIVE Pneumothorax is present as a frequent complication in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Persistent air leak (PAL) prolongs pneumothorax in 2% of cases of ARDS, increasing the rate of mortality by 26%. Pleurodesis using autologous blood (PAB) is an effective method in cases of oncological pulmonary surgery. The goal of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the effect of different types of sports on plasma lipid profile. Subjects and method. Fasting plasma levels of total, LDL- and HDL-cholesterol (TC, LDLc, HDLc), triglycerides, phospholipids, apo A-I, apo B-100, and Lp(a) were measured in 28 swimmers, 17 volleyball players and 23 soccer players, and in a control group. All subjects(More)
N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase (NAG, EC 3.2.1.30) is a lysosomal enzyme present in the proximal convoluted tubule. Increased urinary excretion of NAG has been shown in urinary tract infections. Our results have confirmed that urinary excretion of NAG is significantly higher (33.70 +/- 8.75 U/g Cr) in patients with upper urinary tract infection than in(More)