Arturo A. Rodriguez

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Low serum concentrations of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and elevated levels of acute-phase reactans are frequently found in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and cardiovascular disease. Changes in the phenotype of circulating monocytes have been reported with both of these circumstances in nondiabetic subjects. In(More)
BACKGROUND Small bowel obstruction (SBO) after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) may be related to the surgical technique used. The frequency and characteristics of postoperative SBO were studied in two cohorts of patients after LRYGB. METHODS In a 4-year period, 359 patients underwent LRYGB as an initial bariatric operation at our clinic.(More)
Atrial septostomy (AS) is a palliative treatment for right ventricular failure from severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We sought to investigate the effect of AS, alone or combined with PAH-specific pharmacotherapy, on the survival of patients with PAH. We performed a retrospective analysis of the functional and haemodynamic changes in patients(More)
We measured class-specific antibodies to the mycobacterial hsp70 protein in 67 patients with diabetes mellitus (27 type 1 and 40 type 2) with or without vascular complications. Using ELISA, the levels of IgG and IgM antibodies in the sera of diabetic patients did not significantly differ either from those of healthy control subjects or between both types of(More)