Arturo Almazán

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Two maternal cousins affected by the X-linked form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have been observed. Both had congenital heart disease, "floppy valve syndrome", hernias, short stature, stretchable skin and moderate joint hypermobility. Both excreted normal amounts of urinary glycosaminoglycans, almost entirely represented by dermatan sulfate, whose degradation(More)
PURPOSE To analyze intraoperative incidents and complications in primary arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) with bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) and quadruple hamstring semitendinosus and gracilis (STG) grafts. METHODS From January 1999 to June 2004, we performed 330 BPTB and 96 STG procedures. Intraoperative incidents and(More)
BACKGROUND Hallmarks of the pathogenesis of rotator cuff disease (RCD) include an abnormal immune response, angiogenesis, and altered variables of vascularity. Degenerative changes enhance production of pro-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory, and vascular angiogenesis-related cytokines (ARC) that play a pivotal role in the immune response to arthroscopic(More)
The rotator interval is a recognized source of pathology; there are several different techniques described for its closure but all require special instruments and skills. We present a technique that is simple in terms of skills and instrumentation. Two spinal needles are used. One needle is used as a suture retriever and the other as a suture passer. Each(More)
The objective of the study was to determine if male subjects with coronary atherosclerotic heart disease (CHD) without major CHD risk factors have hyperinsulinemia and related metabolic changes. Previous studies suggested that hyperinsulinemia is a CHD risk factor, but they did not entirely exclude concurrent metabolic abnormalities. A prospective,(More)
BACKGROUND Sex seems to affect the course of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the general population. Although the epidemiological importance of female sex among patients with AMI is more important from the sixth decade of life, little is known about the impact of sex on the outcome of AMI in the elderly. METHODS AND RESULTS To determine the(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy, safety, and cost of low-molecular-weight heparin compared to saphenofemoral disconnection for the treatment of internal saphenous proximal thrombophlebitis (SPT). Eighty-four consecutive patients diagnosed as presenting SPT alone (symptoms/echo-Doppler) were divided into 2 comparable groups treated(More)
The indications, results and evaluation methods of lumbar sympathectomy are very controversial. The authors present their experience and results with phenol lumbar sympathectomy (PLS). PLS (Reid's technique) was carried out in 25 patients with severe peripheral arterial disease. Sympathetic tone abolition was achieved in 72% of the patients, with a(More)