Araceli Caballero-Hidalgo

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BACKGROUND Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the leading cause of death from infection in developed countries. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) and MBL-associated serine protease 2 (MASP-2) deficiencies are common primary immunodeficiencies the clinical penetrance of which remains controversial. MBL is a serum lectin that mediates phagocytosis and activates(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic sympathectomy (TS) is the treatment of choice for severe primary hyperhidrosis. However, complications, side effects and satisfaction have not been well defined. OBJECTIVE To analyze the complications, side effects, satisfaction degree and quality of life of patients after TS for primary upper limb hyperhidrosis. METHODS One-year(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this descriptive study was to analyze the current situation and forecast the future requirements for specialists in thoracic surgery, taking into account the number of doctors entering and those possibly leaving this specialty. MATERIAL AND METHODS The data for this study were taken from the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and(More)
The CYBA gene variants have been inconsistently associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. A case-control study was conducted genotyping 619 subjects to explore the contribution of C242T and A640G to CHD risk in the population. A significant risk was found associated with GG homozygosity (odds ratio (OR) 2.132, 95% confidence interval, 1.113-4.085).(More)
BACKGROUND Tragically, suicide is not uncommon in schizophrenia. The principal objective of this study was to examine possible subtypes of suicidal schizophrenic patients and identify their clinical and psychopathological profiles at long-term follow-up. METHOD The study involved 62 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia according to ICD-10 criteria, who(More)
BACKGROUND Noncompliance is common in patients with schizophrenia and can have serious consequences; therefore research of the variables associated with noncompliance is a priority. Although the MEMS device is regarded as the "reference standard" for evaluating compliance, it has been used in very few published studies. METHODS Compliance was evaluated in(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Implantation of electrodes via the coronary sinus (CS) can be very challenging because access to the target vessel is restricted by anatomical obstacles. Consequently, prior knowledge of coronary venous anatomy is crucial. The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of hyperemic venous return angiography relative(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the determining of the acquisition and later consolidation of the tobacco consumption in young adolescents. MATERIAL AND METHOD Longitudinal study of three years of duration (2000-2002). Subjects were students of secondary education between 13 and 14 years old at the beginning of the study. The research was performed in Gran Canaria(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI) of viral origin are a frequent cause of pediatric consultations and hospital admissions. The aim of this study was to investigate the etiology of these infections in Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands, (Spain). METHODS From May 2002 through May 2005, 1957 nasopharyngeal washings were collected from 1729(More)
BACKGROUND Thiazolidinediones exert anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative roles and attenuate atherosclerosis by mechanisms partially independent of their metabolizing actions. High doses of angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1R) blocker losartan (LST) seem to promote fat cell formation by preserving PPARgamma activity. METHODS C57BL/6J diet-induced(More)